Watch 22nd Match of IPL 2018 Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab Prediction,  Live Streaming, Highlights & Result.

22nd Match of IPL 2018 Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab

The match is scheduled to begin on 23 April, 2018 at 20:00 local time (14:30 GMT and 19:30 PKT).

Squads:

Delhi Daredevils:

Gautam Gambhir (c), Shreyas Iyer, Chris Morris, Rishabh Pant, Glenn Maxwell, Jason Roy, Colin Munro, Mohammed Shami, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Daniel Christian, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Trent Boult, Manjot Kalra, Abhishek Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, Naman Ojha, Sayan Ghosh.

Kings XI Punjab:

Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Axar Patel, Yuvraj Singh, Karun Nair, Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, David Miller, Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Manoj Tiwary, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Barinder Sran, Andrew Tye, Akshdeep Nath, Ben Dwarshuis, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar, Manzoor Dar.

Preview:

Delhi Daredevils:

Delhi Daredevils could bring back Mohammed Shami to replace Harshal Patel who made his debut in the last game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. No further changes are expected in the side for this match.

Gautam Gambhir hit a fifty in the reverse fixture against KXIP. The skipper has not had a good knock in the last three games and so one can expect him to make a notable contribution this time around. Rishabh Pant seems to be in fine form and he too stands a good chance of making a big score here. The Daredevils will also hope for a strong performance from power-hitters Jason Roy and Glenn Maxwell. Trent Boult (7 wickets in 5 matches) will be their go-to man when it comes to bowling. The Kiwi fast bowler has been the team’s best bowler so far and is more likely to provide them the early breakthroughs. Rahul Tewatia has also been impressive with his leg-spin and he could be a big threat here on a surface that is known to assist the spinners.

Delhi Daredevils have so far struggled to perform with both bat and ball and are languishing at the bottom of the IPL 2018 points table with four losses and just one win from five league matches. After their solitary win against the Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede, they ended up losing to Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore in their next two matches.

Kings XI Punjab:

Kings XI Punjab have a clean bill of health ahead of this game with all their players in good physical condition. They are likely to retain the same playing eleven from last time.

The opening pair of Chris Gayle and Lokesh Rahul is clicking for the KXIP and it holds the key to their batting. While Rahul has made good contributions in almost every game, Gayle is going through a phenomenal form with scores of 63, 104* and 62* in the three games he has played so far. Aaron Finch is yet to fire this season and he will be expected to score big if the team loses a few early wickets. Andrew Tye has been the pick of the bowlers with seven wickets in five matches and he is the main weapon in KXIP’s pace attack. Ravichandran Ashwin is an intelligent bowler and he will be their next best bet to derail the Daredevils’ innings.

Kings XI Punjab’s nine-wicket win over the Kolkata Knight Riders in the rain-curtailed last game took them to the top of the IPL 2018 league standings with four wins and one loss from five matches. They have now won their last three matches on the bounce and will be carrying plenty of momentum with them into this game.

Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab Prediction:

Kings XI Punjab are playing well this season and are comfortably placed at the top of the table. Delhi Daredevils on the other hand are right down at the bottom and are desperate for a win. So one can expect them to come out with all guns blazing on Monday night. While KXIP have the momentum with them having won their last three matches, the Daredevils have the advantage of playing on their home ground – the Feroz Shah Kotla – where they have won three of their past five matches. Though the former may appear superior at the moment, their batting seems to be over-dependent on Chris Gayle whose early dismissal will put a lot of pressure on the rest of the batting line-up. Delhi Daredevils have not played to their potential so far but we expect them to thrive under pressure and bounce back into the tournament with a win in this match.

Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first):

DD :  L L W L L

KXIP : W W W L W

Video Highlights :

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