PREVIEW DD vs KXIP: Bruised and battered after a string of defeats, Delhi Daredevils in finding themselves in an ‘oh-so-familiar’ scenario as they search house convenience in opposition to a Chris Gayle-inspired Kings XI Punjab within the Indian Premier League on Monday. With out an iota of doubt, the Daredevils had been the least spectacular of all groups up to now few seasons of the cash-rich extravaganza, most effective managing to complete on the backside part of the pecking order.
Within the final two seasons, the Daredevils ended their marketing campaign at 6th place, had been a spot down in 2015 and completed final the 12 months ahead of, in 2014. The tale has been identical within the ongoing version as they try with fours reverses from 5 outings to occupy the final position.
They had been performed in through the flexible AB de Villiers’ smashing knock final night time and up subsequent on the Feroz Shah Kotla, Daredevils will probably be up in opposition to the harmful Gayle, who has made a remark with two fifties and century, scoring the ones runs in his trademark taste.
Because of Gayle’s belligerence, Kings XI Punjab are firmly positioned on the most sensible of the order with 4 victories and a solitary defeat. Given the shape they have got proven within the earlier encounters, Kings XI Punjab will fancy their possibilities to proceed the momentum in opposition to an embattled Delhi Daredevils outfit. Royal Challengers Bangalore chasing down a goal of 175 with two overs to spare, is extra of a mirrored image of Deredevils’ deficient group variety quite than helplessness.
Groups (from): Delhi Daredevils: Gautam Gambhir (captain), Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Chris Morris, Glenn Maxwell, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Mohammad Shami, Trent Boult, Colin Munro, Daniel Christian, Jason Roy, Naman Ojha, Prithvi Shaw, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Avesh Khan, Manjot Kalra.
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Karun Nair, David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin (captain), AJ Tye, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Chris Gayle.