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VIVO IPL 2018: Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils preview


Match Details:

Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils (I.S. Bindra Stadium, Mohali)

April 8, 2018, 4:00pm

Preview:


Kings XI Punjab is set to face Delhi Daredevils in VIVO IPL 2018. KXIP has completely revamped their squad and they have done so for the right reasons. Kings XI Punjab & Delhi Daredevils have been two franchisees which have underachieved since IPL’s inception. 

 
Gautam Gambhir is back again to Delhi Daredevils as a captain where he started his IPL career. Delhi Daredevils have done exceptionally well by acquiring the likes of Colin Munro, Glenn Maxwell and a number of other players who can go head-to-head against any team. Kings XI Punjab will be led by Ravichandran Ashwin and have got the likes of Aaron Finch, KL Rahul, Andrew Tye. They also have ‘X-factor’ in the form of Chris Gayle & Yuvraj Singh.
 
The two captains Gautam Gambhir & Ravichandran Ashwin will be hoping to bring glory to their respective franchisees. Gambhir has proved his pedigree as a captain at KKR and Ashwin has his IPL medals to brag about as well.
 
Head-to-Head record:
 
Both the sides have faced each other 20 times. KXIP have won 11 and DD maanged to win 9 of them.
 
Prediction:
 
This is a clash of titans in every sense as Gautam Gambhir will be up against Ravichandran Ashwin on the field. Virender Sehwag and Ricky Ponting will be the mentors for these teams. Both teams have match winners who can turn the game singlehandedly. However, DD looks much more polished than KXIP. Delhi will be having the upper hand in this one but there are good chances of this match going either ways.

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Gourav Pilania is the Head of Content at ThinkQuant. He is also a guest writer for India Today and can be followed on twitter @pilania_gourav.

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