Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils will lock horns in the second match of IPL 2018 scheduled on April 08 at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali. As this is the double-header, the match will begin at 04:00 PM Local.
While KXIP will play under the leadership of R Ashwin for the first time, Delhi would be delighted to play under the leadership of their local boy Gautam Gambhir.
Kings XI Punjab has a stellar team consisting of multiple options for every spot. While KL Rahul, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma and Marcus Stoinis are a sure shot in playing 11, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Yuvraj Singh can fill in the gaps. Aaron Finch will miss out the first few games.
On the opposite, Delhi Daredevils are set to take the ground by storm under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir. Chris Morris, M Shami, Trent Boult, Shreyas Iyer and Colin Munro are the sure shot for the first game against KXIP. Glenn Maxwell’s presence in the first few games is under clouds.
R Ashwin, Andrew Tye, Yuvraj Singh, Mayank Agarwal, M Stoinis, Akshdeep Nath, A Finch, Pradeep Sahu,M Dar, Chris Gayle, Ben Dwarshuis, Mujeeb Zadran, Axar Patel, Karun Nair, Mayank Dagar, David Miller, Ankit Rajpoot, KL Rahul, Mohit Sharma, Barinder Saran, Manoj Tiwary
Jason Roy, Prithvi Shaw, Abhishek Sharma, Colin Munro, Glenn Maxwell, Trent Boult, Chris Morris, Gautam Gambhir, Avesh Khan, Dan Christian, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Amit Mishra, Shreyas Iyer, Manjot Kalra, Sandeep Lamichhane, M Shami, Naman Ojha, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sayan Ghosh, Harshal Patel, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav
C Gayle, KL Rahul, M Agarwal, K Nair/M Tiwary, Yuvraj Singh, D Miller, R Ashwin(c), Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Andrew Tye
Gautam Gambhir (c), Shreyas Iyer, Colin Munro, Rishabh Pant (wk), Vijay Shankar, Chris Morris, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Glenn Maxwell, Trent Boult, Mohammed Shami
Punjab will like to kick-start their batting lineup with C Gayle and Mayank Agarwal in the opening slots and KL Rahul, Karun Nair and Yuvraj Singh taking charge of the middle-order. Axar Patel, R Ashwin, and Andrew Tye will lead with the ball.
Delhi will thrive upon skipper Gautam Gambhir and Colin Munro. He has been in a good form since last few games. Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer are also in a good form. DD’s bowling is looking promising with the likes of Trent Boult, Chris Morris, and M Shami.
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