Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils Match Prediction Tips | KXIP vs DD Who will win Today’s Match

Sunday, 08 April 2018 at 04:00 PM IST

KXIP vs DD Match Preview

Chandigarh – The second game of IPL 2018 is the clash of two new-look teams – Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils. After ordinary last few IPL campaigns, both the franchises will look to kick-start their campaign on a positive note.

The home team KXIP, finished 5th last year, have handed the captaincy to Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin after picking him in the auctions earlier. Besides, the Punjab side have roped in Yuvraj Singh, KL Rahul, Aaron Finch and Chris Gayle.

The touring opponents DD, 6th in the 2017 edition of IPL, have also made several changes this year. They have brought the Delhi-boy Gautam Gambhir home and handed him the leadership role. Daredevils also bought T20 specialists Glenn Maxwell and Colin Munro in this year’s IPL auction.

 

Kings XI Punjab Team News

  • Chris Gayle is expected to partner with Mayank Agarwal at the top of the batting order.
  • KL Rahul, Yuvraj Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Andrew Tye are all sure starters for KXIP.
  • Aaron Finch has not yet flown to India and will miss out.

 

Squad

Mayank Agarwal, Mayank Dagar, Akshdeep Nath, Ravi Ashwin, Aaron Finch, M Dar, Chris Gayle, Ben Dwarshuis, Mujeeb Zadran, Axar Patel, Karun Nair, David Miller, Ankit Rajpoot, KL Rahul, Mohit Sharma, Pradeep Sahu, Yuvraj Singh, Andrew Tye, Barinder Saran, M Stoinis, Manoj Tiwary

 

IPL fantasy picks for the first match of each franchise

Delhi Daredevils Team News

  • Gautam Gambhir is likely to partner with Jason Roy or Colin Munro at the top.
  • Shreyas Iyer, Amit Mishra, Rishabh Pant and Chris Morris are the sure starters for the Delhi team.
  • Glenn Maxwell has not yet flown to India and will miss out.
  • Liam Plunkett has been named the replacement for Kagiso Rabada, but is an unlikely to start.

 

Squad

Abhishek Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, Trent Boult, Gautam Gambhir, Sayan Ghosh, Avesh Khan, Dan Christian, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Amit Mishra, Manjot Kalra, Glenn Maxwell, Sandeep Lamichhane, M Shami, Colin Munro, Naman Ojha, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Nadeem, Harshal Patel, Vijay Shankar, Jason Roy, Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav

 

KXIP vs DD Key Players

KXIP: Aussie overseas duo – Marcus Stoinis and Andrew Tye – are key to KXIP’s chances. KL Rahul, Axar Patel, Mayank Agarwal and Ravichandran Ashwin are among others who can impact the game.

DD: Skipper Gautam Gambhir is a player who thrives on additional responsibility. The Delhi side will also rely on Chris Morris and Amit Mishra.

 

Note: This PNJ vs DEL match preview is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your playing 11 from the squad listed above.

 

PNJ vs DEL Dream 11 Fantasy Team

 KXIP dream 11

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