The first match at Ferozshah Kotla of this year Indian Premier League will be played between the home side Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab. Both teams have performed differently to their expectations and looking as they will have a great season ahead. Having won 2 out of their three matches Kings XI Punjab are in phenomenal touch while Delhi Daredevils packed with immense domestic talent have performed extremely well winning 1 of the 2 matches played. The last match Delhi Daredevils posted a total of 205 runs against Pune Supergiant and won the match convincingly by a margin of 97 runs. Sanju Samson was impressive with his bat and scored the first hundred of IPL 2017. On the other hand Kings XI Punjab has lost their last match against KKR while winning two of their home matches.
Last time they played: Last time these two team met was at Mohali in 2016 were KXIP came out as the winner. Kings eleven Punjab while batting first posted a total of 181 runs and chasing the target Delhi Daredevils were 9 runs short of the target and scored 172 runs at the end of 20 overs.
Head to head battle: Both teams are from the first edition of Indian Premier League and have met each other for 18 times. Out of 18 times, KXIP has the better records winning 10 of the matches while Delhi daredevils won the remaining 8 matches.
Delhi Daredevils: they didn’t need more changes in the team as most of their players are performing better and they would like to continue with the same eleven. Aditya Tare can be replaced if they want to player an extra all-rounder as Ankit Bawne or with Shreyas Iyer who isn’t 100% fit but has started practicing. Angelo Mathews is available for selection now can be in the playing eleven in place of Corey Anderson. Sanju Samson was phenomenal in the no. three positions while Aditya Tare form with the bat is a bit of a worry for the team.
Probable XI: Sam Billings, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, Aditya Tare/Shreyas Iyer, Chris Morris, Corey Anderson/ Angelo Mathews, Pat Cummins, Shahbaz Nadeem, Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan.
Kings XI Punjab: In the last match against Kolkata Knight Riders Kings XI Punjab bowlers struggled a bit and were not able to defend a total of 170 runs. Ishant Sharma inclusion was not very fruitful and he went for plenty of runs instead. Hashim Amla was slow in his run scoring and can be replaced by Martin Guptill if KXIP would like to make some Changes. The mystery spinner KC Cariappa could get a game in place of Ishant or Mohit Sharma.
Probable XI: Hashim Amla/Martin Guptill, Manan Vohra, Wridhimann Saha, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma/Anureet Singh, Mohit Sharma/KC Cariappa, Sandeep Sharma, Varun Aaron.
Players in the spotlight:
Sanju Samson: The first hundred scorer for the season 10 of Indian Premier league will be in the spotlight to perform and score more runs for the team.
Axar Patel: He is a vital cog with both bat and ball, Can prove a match-winning deal for the team of Kings XI Punjab.
When: Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab, 20:00 IST.
Where: Ferozshah Kotla, New Delhi
What to Expect: Clear skies with temperature as high as 41 degrees, Chasing is suitable with much of assistance provided to spinners.
Toss Prediction: Toss doesn’t play much of a importance here as chasing or batting first have won nearly same amount of games. Though batting second will be chosen by the team who wins the toss.
Match Prediction: Delhi Daredevils will have more chances to win the match than Kings XI Punjab.
- The final score would around 160 to bet at.
- lower session scores are possible.
|Best Individual Score||128 by Chris Gayle vs DD on May 17, 2012|
|Best Bowling figures in Innings||5/13 by Lasith Malinga vs DD on Apr 10, 2011|
|Most Runs||933 by Virender Sehwag (33 matches)|
|Most Wickets||36 by Amit Mishra (25 matches)|
|Highest Team Score||231 by DD vs KXIP on Apr 23, 2011|
|Lowest Team Score||83 by DD vs CSK on Apr 18, 2013|
|Highest Score Successfully Chased||190 by CSK vs DD on Mar 19, 2010|
|Lowest Score Successfully Defended||118 by DD vs KXIP on May 17, 2008|
|Average 1st Innings Score||158|
|Average 2nd Innings Score||146|
|Matches Won Batting First||23|
|Matches Won Bowling First||29|