About the Match
IPL is on the verge of an impressive second spell. Fans, as well as cricket gurus, have whined about the boredom in IPL season 9, with most of the games ending in a one sided contest.
However, with Gujarat Lions and Delhi Daredevils falling in front of underdogs, respectively, IPL seems to be getting back on track.
The battle between the Daredevils of Delhi and Kings of Punjab will be such a battle where Punjab, with David Miller sacked and Hashim Amla joining in, will look to bounce back in lights of the recent changes.
Kings XI Punjab
Last time out, Kings XI faced a daunting task of defending a low total against some of the ferocious Kolkata Knight Riders’ batsmen. Andre Russel, however, clinched the game away from the Punjabis with some fantastic death bowling. Kings batting, though, will have a new direction since Hashim Amla has joined the squad recently.
Amla will certainly be hungry for runs. Kings have suffered a great deal in IPL 9 because of their batting. Maybe it is time, the Kings start to fight back, or else they will keep riding towards a dead end. Maxwell, on the other hand, played a fine knock and almost won the game for his team.
The tragedy, nonetheless, remained the same that no other batsmen, including David Miller, could provide a helping hand to Glenn.
Delhi Daredevils have won five out of its eight fixtures so far, with courtesy to Zaheer Khan, who led his side and backed them despite a poor start to the campaign.
The problem is Zaheer Khan is not fit enough to play which leaves the Daredevils vulnerable. The bowling department has been the frontrunner in most of the wins for Delhi. Now with Zaheer injured, Delhi is playing Brathwaite, who has immense talent but does not have the experience of the likes of Zaheer Khan and co.
Apart from that, Delhi is rotating the squad too much and too often. If they stick to their strengths and send in their strongest playing XI, they can be a very united and balanced squad that can beat anyone.
From the looks of it now that Chris Morris will be back for Delhi in this fixture, we back Delhi Daredevils for the win. Kings XI is yet to find the consistent quality in their lineup which is needed the most in leagues