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Match No 10: KXIP v DD
Date and Venue: 14th April 2015, Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Head to Head: Played 14 KXIP 9 DD 5
Delhi Daredevils has overhauled the squad from the last season but in terms of result nothing has changed for them as they have lost their opening two games against Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. The loss to the latter would have hurt them more as they lost to them on the last ball as they could not defend 3 runs off the last ball.
Kings XI Punjab on the other hand started distinctly than their last season as they lost to Rajasthan Royals chasing a score of 163. But came back to their own by defeating Mumbai Indians in their second game as they won by 18 runs.
In the first game against Rajasthan Royals they were bundled out for 136 runs chasing a score of 163 as the lack of preparation was ostensible in their play. Their bowling was fine though as they strangled the RR batting reducing them to 75-5 at one stage. But their death bowling gave them away Deepak Hooda (30 off 15) and James Faulkner (46 off 33 balls) smashed them all around the park. Faulkner smashed 20 runs in one over off Mitchell Johnson as he ended with figures of 4-0-34-2.
In the batting they kept losing wicket regularly as none of their star batsmen Virendra Sehwag, Glenn Maxwell and David Miller were not able to score in the double digit. Their new addition in the batting line up, Murali Vijay, has been more than useful top of the order scoring 37 and 35 in the two games he has played.
However, Glenn Maxwell, star of their last season, has not been amongst runs in the two innings as he scored 7 and 6 respectively in the two matches he has played. But they will be relieved to see their captain, George Bailey, among the runs as he was horribly out of form before landing in India for IPL.
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In the bowling department they have their last season hero, Sandeep Sharma, performing well for them swinging the ball early and giving his side vital breakthroughs. Along with him another young swing bowler, Anureet Singh, has impressed everyone with his tight line up front. Mitchell Johnson as always has bowled with vigour and not allowed to let the pressure off after the initial overs.
Delhi Daredevils on the other hand had a lackluster last season winning just two games of the fourteen they played. This season has not been different for them as they lost two of the two games. However, they were unlucky in both the games losing the game off the last ball in both of them.
In the game against Chennai Super Kings they needed 6 runs off last ball but could manage four thus losing by one runs. While in the game against Rajasthan Royals they needed to defend 3runs with Tim Southee on strike but conceded a four. They need to buckle up to the challenge and do well as they have the team to perform well.
Kings XI Punjab will field the same XI as they did against Mumbai Indians.
Kings XI Punjab (probable XI): 1. Virendra Sehwag 2. Murali Vijay 3. Glenn Maxwell 4. George Bailey 5. David Miller 6. Wridhiman Saha 7. Axar Patel 8. Rishi Dhawan 9. Mitchell Johnson 10. Anureet Singh 11. Sandeep Sharma
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Delhi Daredevils too will be keen to maintain the same XI as they have done well in the two games but just lost it after doing well.
Delhi Daredevils (probable XI): 1. Mayank Agarwal, Shreyas Iyer, Jean-Paul Duminy(c), Yuvraj Singh, Manoj Tiwary, Angelo Mathews, Kedar Jadhav(w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Amit Mishra, Imran Tahir, Jaydev Unadkat,
The Pitch Report for KX1P vs DD encounter
Match is to be played at Maharashtra Cricket Association, Pune where eight matches were played in the 2013 season when Pune Warriors were part of the IPL. The eight matches played there saw scores of 99-145-119-164-187-152-112-172. Interestingly teams chasing won on the first two occasions and the remaining six times team batting first won the game. The pitch at this ground has not been a belter for batting as some of the other grounds in India. As we saw in the game between KXIP and RR here when the former fell short by 18 runs chasing 163.
KX1P vs DD Odds and Prediction
Kings XI Punjab is 1.44 to win the game against Delhi Daredevils and with all the departments clicking well for them the price is expected. But with Delhi Daredevils are just about there and were not that miserable in their losses. This price is too short if we take a look at the Delhi squad as they have some match winners in their squad who can turn it around for them. We are backing Delhi Daredevils to break their 11-match losing streak and come out on top against Kings XI Punjab.
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