IPL 2018, 22nd T20:Delhi Daredevils Vs Kings XI Punjab will play at Delhi, Apr 23, 2018
22nd match - Delhi Daredevils Vs Kings XI Punjab at Delhi, Apr 23, 2018
IPL 2018, 22nd T20 Preview, Squads: Delhi Vs Punjab, Apr 23, 2018
Indian Premier League 2018 22nd T20: DD Vs KXIP Scores
Match Teams: Delhi Daredevils Vs Kings XI Punjab
Match Venue: Played at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Match begin at 20:00 local time (14:30 GMT, 08:00 PM IST)
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Punjab have hardly put a step wrong in their past few matches and the explosiveness of their opening batsmen will certainly be a cause of concern for the Delhi bowlers, who have been their major cause of concern. Jason Roy was the reason behind Delhi only win in the tournament but even he has been largely inconsistent ever since.
The key challenge for Delhi will be to get rid of the Punjab openers, who have turned games in their favor inside the powerplay. Trent Boult opening spell against Gayle and Rahul might just decide the fate for Delhi. It might make sense for them to bring in Liam Plunkett for Jason Roy, who got injured in the last game.
Punjab on the other hand won’t be losing too much sweat as they seem to have things going well for them. Be it the form of their batsmen or their bowlers, they seem to have all bases covered. Ashwin has led the team admirably and more importantly from the front. Yuvraj Singh is probably the one player who would be looking for a good score should he get an opportunity to bat.
Delhi will be desperately hoping to get a few wins under their belt as they settle into home territory. Given his current form, it would be hard to not expect another Gayle storm.
Head to Head: Delhi 9 - 12 Punjab
In IPL 2017, Chris Gayle scored 200 runs in nine matches at an average of 22.22 and a strike rate of 122.69. This year, he has scored 216 runs at an average of 216 and a strike rate of 175.60
In his last eight T20 innings, Gayle has scored 516 runs at an average of 129 and a strike rate of 188.32 with three hundreds and two fifties to his name.
Rishabh Pant has scored 223 runs in this tournament at a strike rate of 176.98
Morris has dismissed Gayle thrice in 36 balls conceding 40 runs. All those three dismissals came in the Powerplay with Gayle's scores being 4, 1 and 6.
Match Teams :
Punjab XI team: CH Gayle, Lokesh Rahul(wk), Mayank Agarwal, Yuvraj Singh, AJ Finch, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Mandeep Singh, Mohit Sharma, Andrew Tye, Barinder Sran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, MK Tiwary,Axar Patel
Delhi XI team: G Gambhir
(c), Jason Roy
, Shreyas Iyer
, Rishabh Pant
(wk), Kedar Jadhav
, GJ Maxwell
, Chris Morris
, Vijay Shankar
, Trent Boult
, Mohammed Shami
, Rahul Tewatia
, Manjot Kalra