Head-to-head:Kings XI Punjab have lost 6 starting matches, as have Delhi, including 5 in succession since 2013. Overall, Kings XI Panjab lead the head-to-head numbers, having won 11 to Daredevils' 10, and also have 80 per cent success rate.
Preview:The stage will be set for Ravichandran Ashwin to showcase his captaincy skills to go along with his leg spinners! It also marks the return to home for one of India’s finest limited overs cricketers – Yuvraj Singh. The stakes would be high for both as they look to force their way back into the Indian limited overs squad. While the chances look bleak for Yuvraj, Ashwin still has age on his side to harbor hopes of a recall.
Gautam Gambhir is never far away when it comes to talks of a recall and while he too might be past his India playing days, he is certainly looking forward to representing his home state. If this were to be a battle of captains, Gambhir would have won this contest hands down given his wealth of experience.
While the Punjab outfit looks fit and raring to go, Delhi suffered a setback when their pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada got ruled out due to a back injury. The good part for them is the fact that they have Trent Boult in their wings and was in tremendous form in the recently concluded test series against England
The 26 sixes hit by Glenn Maxwell in IPL 2017 was the joint-highest along with David Warner
Delhi overall win percentage of 43.1 percent is the poorest among all the eight teams playing in this tournament. Kings XI come next with a 46.6 percent win record.
In 39 matches in the IPL, Mohammed Shami has only picked up 18 wickets at an average of 51.88 and an economy rate of 8.96 runs per over