So, now it’s time for Delhi to witness some excerpts from Gaylestorm when Delhi Daredevils will host Kings XI Punjab in the next Vivo IPL 2018 clash. The 22nd match is scheduled to be played between DEL and PNJ at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi on April 23.
Kings XI Punjab currently tops the points table with 4 wins in 5 matches, courtesy Chris Gayle’s innings. Gayle has scored 63, 104* and 62* in three innings. Punjab would be eyeing another win when they face bottom spot holder Delhi Daredevils.
Delhi Daredevils, on the opposite, didn’t have a good start to the tournament. They are placed at the last spot with 1 win in 5 matches. Ironically, just reverse of their opposition. Delhi lost to RCB by 6 wickets in their last encounter.
This will be the second time both the teams will face each other in this season. Last time, Kings XI Punjab won by 6 wickets in Mohali in match number 2.
Let’s move forward to recent forms of both the sides and DEL vs PNJ Dream11 team news.
DD – L, L, W, L, L
KXIP – W, L, W, W, W,
As of now, no changes are expected in both the sides. Delhi replaced M Shami with Harshal Patel due to his poor performance. However, Harshal too was ineffective in his first game. Management might give him once more chance. Rest no changes are expected.
A couple of changes are expected in Delhi- V Shankar, Harshal Patel, and S Nadeem might miss out.
In Kings XI Punjab, Mohit Sharma might make a comeback. He missed the last game due to an injury. If he returns, Ankit Rajpoot will have to sit out. Rest no changes are expected. Also, there are no injury concerns.
In KXIP, Barinder Sran and Ankit Rajpoot are doubtful
Stay connected for more DEL vs PNJ team news.
Trent Boult, Daniel Christian, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Morris, Gautam Gambhir (c),Sandeep Lamichhane, Shahbaz Nadeem, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Jayant Yadav, Sayan Ghosh, Abhishek Sharma, Jason Roy, Amit Mishra, Rahul Tewatia, Mohammed Shami, Colin Munro, Vijay Shankar, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Liam Plunkett, Naman Ojha, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Prithvi Shaw, Manjot Kalra
MS Dhoni (c & wk), Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Imran Tahir, Dwayne Bravo, Kshitiz Sharma, Mark Wood, Kanishk Seth, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Sam Billings, Harbhajan Singh, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, Lungi Ngidi, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif
Apart from a one or two changes, both the teams will hardly tinker their playing 11. The probable DEL vs PNJ playing11 is listed below.
Gautam Gambhir (c), Glenn Maxwell, Rahul Tewatia, Shahbaz Nadeem/Jayant Yadav, Jason Roy, Trent Boult, Harshal Patel/M Shami, Vijay Shankar/Gurkeerat Singh Maan, Chris Morris, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk)
Chris Gayle, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Yuvraj Singh, Aaron Finch, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Ankit Rajpoot/Mohit Sharma, Barinder Sran/Axar Patel, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
In PNJ, Chris Gayle, KL Rahul is in a great form. Both scored a fifty in the last game against KKR. Apart from them, Karun Nair and Mayank Agarwal can also contribute with the bat in the lower middle order.
In bowling, A Tye is a consistent wicket-taker for Punjab. Apart from him, R Ashwin, B Sran and Mujeeb ur Rahman also performed well in the last game.
For, Delhi all the bating responsibilities relies upon young shoulders of Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer. Gautam Gambhir and Jason Roy have failed in last two innings. Rishabh Pant scored 85 of 48 deliveries and Shreyas Iyer scored a fifty against RCB.
In bowling, Trent Boult, Harshal Patel, and Glenn Maxwell shared one wicket each.
Well, it’s a game between the top spot holder and bottom placeholder. What we can expect is a series of fours and sixes raining down in Feroz Shah Kotla. Punjab is riding high on Gayle and KL Rahul’s power hitting while Delhi has put on so much pressure on young shoulders. the senior players Gautam Gambhir, Jason Roy, Glenn Maxwell and Chriss Morris will have to share responsibilities if they want to counter Gaylestorm.
As per our DEL vs PNJ match predictions, KXIP will be favorite in Delhi’s home ground!
In wicketkeeper, both Lokesh Rahul and Rishabh Pant are a perfect choice. Both are in form and can get you equal points.
In batting, C Gayle, Jason Roy, Shreyas Iyer and Mayank Agarwal will be a safe bet. All are in form and making runs except for Jason Roy.
In allrounder, G Maxwell and R Ashwin will be a good choice.
In bowling, we will take Trent Boult, Andrew Tye, and Barinder Sran
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