Indian Premier League, 2018

Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils

In the Spotlight

So, here we are! After weeks of anticipation, analysis, and euphoria, the Indian Premier League is finally here. The 2018 season with all the subtle additions like DRS, Mid-season Transfer, is expected to be bigger and better.

On Sunday, Kings XI Punjab will take on the Delhi Daredevils in a high voltage clash at the iconic P.C.A Stadium in Mohali.

Where: P.C.A Stadium, Mohali

When: 08 April 2018, 4:00 PM

ODDS IN FAVOUR OF KEY PLAYERS FROM BOTH TEAMS

Top Batsman:

Chris Gayle  (KXIP): The ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle has been a perennial legend of the T20 format of the game, having terrorized bowlers all over the world with his panache for brutal power-hitting and the odds in favor of him performing is 3/1, meaning a return of 400 over a stake of Rs 100.

Mayank Agarwal (KXIP): With 1160 runs in Ranji Trophy, 723 runs in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and over 250 runs in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament at a strike rate of 144.94, it’s fair to say that Agarwal is in the form of his life, and odds of performing are 5/1 meaning a stake of Rs 600 over an investment of Rs 100.

Colin Munro (DD): A brutal hitter of the cricket ball, Colin Munro is a vital cog in the DD line-up and the odds stacked in favor of him is 10/3, meaning a return of 433.33 over a stake of Rs 100.

Gautam Gambhir (DD): Gambhir returns to Delhi after 7 years an the chances of him putting up a good show is 13/5, meaning a return of 360 over a stake of Rs 100.

Top Bowlers:

Andrew Tye (KXIP):  A match-winning performance (5-46 vs England) and a paycheck of $1.4 million (AU) in the IPL auctions, it was a pretty surreal day for Australian fast-bowler Andrew Tye.

A late bloomer, 31-year-old Tye is predominantly a limited-overs bowler who thrives on choking the batsmen with his nagging line and a plethora of subtle variations that tend to bamboozle even the best in the game, and the odds in favor of him performing again is 11/4, meaning a return of Rs 375 over a stake of Rs 100.

Ravi Ashwin(KXIP); One of the few things that I am looking forward to in this IPL is how Ravichandran Ashwin fares in his captaincy debut. It has been a tough time for Ashwin off-late after having been sidelined from the limited-overs set-up, and his chances of emulating his International performances are 3/1, meaning a return of Rs 400 over a stake of Rs 100.

Trent Boult (DD): The tearaway fast bowler has been in good form off-late and the odds in his favor are 11/4, meaning a return of Rs 375 over a bid of 100.

WHO WILL WIN THE MATCH?

So, who will clinch Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils?

As per Bet365, The odds in favor of Kings XI Punjab winning the game is 4/5 meaning a return of Rs 180  over a stake of Rs 100 while that of Delhi Daredevils is 1/1, meaning a return of 200 over a bid of  100.

OUR PREDICTION: AS PER THE ODDS, Kings XI Punjab WILL START AS FAVORITES TO WIN THE MATCH