IPL 2018 Today Match: DD probable XI against KXIP
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DD vs KXIP today match preview & prediction: The time is running short and Delhi Daredevils are neck deep in troubled water. This is going to be their first home game in IPL 2018. They have played 5 on the road, lost 4 of them, and finally come back to the Feroz Shah Kotla with hopes to change their fortunes. And the opponent they will take on today is Kings XI Punjab, placed at the other end of the points table winning 4 of 5 games.
Delhi Daredevils have good record at home, particularly against Punjab. At Kotla they have won 5 games and lost 4 against Punjab. They should take confidence from that otherwise this could be late for them. To start their home leg on a winning note, they will have to make the most of their home conditions and the wicket that has not been that supportive to Delhi over the years.
Things for the away team in today's match seem to be far more promising than the hosts given the way they have played in the tournament so far. Punjab has ticked all boxes right bringing Chris Gayle back in the line-up. We can't forget talking about KL Rahul, who has scored 213 runs in 5 innings at a strike rate of 183.62, which is more than at what Chris Gayle bats. Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Andrew Tye have been their trump card with ball.
KXIP probable XI against DD in today match
Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal, Yuvraj Singh, Andrew Tye, Barinder Sran, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Since Axar Patel still has a question mark on his fitness, KXIP probable XI against DD will remain the same. Chris Gayle and Lokesh Rahul at the top have been at their brutal best for the team and are supposed to continue their explosive form.
DD probable XI against KXIP in today match
Gautam Gambhir (c), Jason Roy, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Morris, Gurkeerat Singh Mann/Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra/Rahul Tewatia, Shahbaz Nadeem, Trent Boult, Mohammed Shami
A few changes in the bowling department are on the cards. Vija Shanka has had an off season so far, and could probably make way for one of many all-rounders DD has. With Mohammed Shami making his comeback to DD's playing XI in today match, Harshal Patel could be benched. Irrespective of who comes in and goes out, Delhi will have to make their conscious efforts, forgetting how has been their journey in the league so far, what the other teams are doing, and where Kings XI Punjab on points table is. There is no doubt about the fact that they have got match winners, game changers and performers aplenty. The question that still lingers is if they can all come together to win DD vs KXIP today match. They can and if not today, it could be late.
Will Delhi Daredevils start their home leg on a winning note?