Mohali got its game after 23 days of Indian premier league but the home side Kings XI Punjab were on the losing side against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Now with only 3 wins to their name, Kings XI Punjab are placed in between the points table at number six position. On the other hand Delhi Daredevils despite having a nice start in the last match were only able to put up 160 runs on the board and lost the match to Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 wickets. Apart from Kagiso Rabada no bowler from Delhi Daredevils looked impressive. Delhi Daredevils are currently placed at the bottom of the table with only two wins in as many as seven games.
Last time they played: last time these two teams were against each other, Delhi notched up a score of 188 in 20 overs and restricted Kings XI Punjab to 137 runs and went on to win the match by 51 runs.
Head to head battle: The two teams have played 19 games against each other and Kings XI Punjab have the slight upper hand. They have won 10 out of 19 games while rest of the nine games have been won by Delhi Daredevils. In this season Delhi Daredevils have won the single game played between them.
Kings XI Punjab: LWLLL
Delhi Daredevils: LLLLW
Kings XI Punjab: Matt Henry can be played as a gamble to strengthen their bowling attack by replacing Eoin Morgan. Ishant Sharma who was expensive once again could be replaced by Varun Aaron or T Natarajan considering the fitness of The Natarajan. If Hashim Amla is match fit, he will surely take the place of Martin Guptill as an opener. There is slight possibility of Darren Sammy getting a game.
Probable XI: Martin Guptill/Hashim Amla, Manan Vohra, Shaun Marsh, Wridhimann Saha, Glenn Maxwell, Axar Patel, Matt Henry/Darren Sammy, KC Cariappa, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan/Varun Aaron.
Delhi Daredevils: Karun Nair poor form with bat continues and he can be replaced by Sam Billings for the opening slot. Corey Anderson who has below par IPL outings could make way for Sam Billings. Marlon Samuels have reached India but is yet to join the team.
Probable XI: Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Corey Anderson/Sam Billings, Karun Nair/Aditya Tare, Rishabh Pant, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Pat Cummings, Amit Mishra, Ankit Bawne, Zaheer Khan.
Players in the Spotlight:
Sanju Samson: this young talent has always scored runs for his team and is currently in the race of orange cap. He would love to perform better and make his team win the match.
Where: Punjab cricket association stadium, Mohali
What to expect: a set of shower is expected to hit Mohali at around 2 Pm but sky will be clear during the progression of match. Average score here is around 170 and is expected to be a run fest. Dew can play a factor in second innings.
Toss Prediction: with dew factor coming in play in the second innings, it would be wiser to bowl first.
Match prediction: Kings XI Punjab could make a turnaround in the game but chances of winning is more of Delhi Daredevils.
* Place your bets at Kings XI Punjab first and then make a profitable cut.
* The stakes for the game are 90-91 KXIP.