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Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab Prediction. Who’ll win today?

Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab Prediction. Who’ll win today?

Indian Premier League 2017: Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi on 15th of April 2017. Who’ll win this match?

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Delhi Daredevils

IPL 2017 Match Prediction: First Innings Score

Delhi Daredevils will be vary of the Feroz Shah Kotla pitch and won’t be eyeing too high a score, to begin with, the pitch is often two-faced and lacks bounce. 150+ is quite achievable.

Delhi Daredevils have found their first win in IPL 2017

With everyone wiping them off from IPL 2017 after having lost their first match, the side has very much fought back and shut their critics by a phenomenal performance in their last match against the Rising Pune Supergiant – who started the match as favorites to beat the Delhi Daredevils. With a 97 run victory over Pune, Delhi Daredevils have found much-needed form and will be keen to carry it forward against the Kings XI Punjab.

The youngsters are stepping up for DD

The coming into form of Sanju Samson (who smashed his first IPL century against the Rising Pune Supergiant) will strengthen the middle-order of Delhi Daredevils. With the absence of De Kock and Duminy this season, it hasn’t been easy for Delhi Daredevils to find apt resources that can replace such 2 assets but with Rishabh Pant showing some form followed by Sanju Samson, Delhi Daredevils will be positive on the likelihood of a much stronger looking batting order.

Zaheer Khan – the DD captain is leading by example

Zaheer Khan’s 3 wickets against Pune will give the Delhi Daredevils unit some much-needed example to follow upon. Being the captain of the side, Zaheer led by example and having not played international cricket for 2 years – the 3 wickets he took would’ve come as morale-boosting for the left-arm pacer, the legend of Indian cricket.

Kings XI Punjab

IPL 2017 Match Prediction: First Innings Score

Maxwell & Miller are 2 names that can change the course of a match on their given day and be considering their firepower with the bat, Kings XI Punjab will look to cross 160 runs mark against DD.

Strong bowling unit on paper failed to deliver against KKR

Having had 2 perfect matches to begin the season, the Kings XI Punjab were handed their first loss of IPL 2017 against the Kolkata Knight Riders- who beat them by 8 wickets and quite comfortably too. Having posted 170 on the board, the Kings XI Punjab were let down by their bowlers that included some very fine names like Mohit, Sandeep & Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel, Varun Aaron, Stoinis and Maxwell himself – yet to have lost with 3.3 overs to spare is a bit hit to Punjab’s thus far strengthened performance in the tournament.

Kings XI Punjab – the batsmen need to convert starts into big scores

The loss against KKR calls for some introspections from the team but they won’t be too let down because they still have 2 wins out of their 3 matches. 5 of Kings XI Punjab batsmen got over 20+ in their match against KKR but didn’t go on to post a big score – which was probably why they were at least 20-30 runs short in the match, which in the end massively impacted the result of the match. It’s probably a safe idea for Punjab to determine an anchor in the top order of their lineup (Amla for instance) to play full 20 overs and ensure runs keep flowing even if wickets are tumbling at the other end.

IPL 2017 Match Prediction: Which team will win?

Kings XI Punjab will come into the match as favorites despite losing their last match. The overall strength of the side looks far stronger as opposed to DD – who won their last match but question marks remain on how consistent their local players can be.

IPL 2017 Match Prediction: Key Player

IPL 2017 : Sanju Samson is the highlight local talent in Delhi Daredevil's middle order
Sanju Samson will be keen to start from where he left against Pune – having scored his first century in IPL

Sanju Samson, having smashed his first IPL century against the Rising Pune Supergiant, the Delhi Daredevils batsman will be eyeing a similar performance against Punjab to get his side to another victory in IPL 2017. We predict he’ll score more than 30.

What do you say? Who’ll win today?

Who'll win this match between DD and KXIP? Vote now!

  • Delhi Daredevils (67%, 4 Votes)
  • Kings XI Punjab (33%, 2 Votes)

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