DD Vs KXIP Prediction 23 April: Who Will Win today’s IPL Match Between Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab?

DD Vs KXIP Prediction 23 April: Who Will Win today’s IPL Match Between Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab?

Welcome to the 22nd match of IPL 2018, and it is a clash between an in-form Kings XI Punjab and a woeful Delhi team. KXIP have reached the summit of IPL 2018, and Delhi Daredevils have reached the nadir of IPL. Join us to partake in match analysis, team news, starting XI, key players to watch and match prediction of today’s match.

DD (Delhi Daredevils)

Despite this being a home match, there is a sense of disappointment among the Delhi people, and rightly so. DD has been guilty of not selecting the best XI several times in the past, but this time with Gautam in charge one would have expected something different. Boult and Pant have been their best performers with the ball and bat respectively, and the former took a blinder against RCB only to see an AB De Villiers masterclass. Delhi has been woeful in IPL 2018, and the blame should be slightly tilted towards the batsmen. Gautam Gambhir looks a shadow of himself and Jason Roy’s inconsistency is proving to be vital. Maxwell and Iyer have played fine shots, but lose their wicket at vital moments. Pant has been excellent, and so has been Chris Morris. However, DD is still playing Vijay Shankar and that is enough to question their starting XI.

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Trent Boult is an excellent player and he is proving to be the only hope DD has. Harshal Patel in place of Shami is a decent change, but playing Nadeem ahead of Amit Mishra may prove costly yet again.

The key players to look out for will be Trent Boult and Rishabh Pant, and with the Delhi wicket being on the slower side one cannot rule a Jason Roy show as well.

DD Playing XI

Gautam Gambhir, Jason Roy, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar/Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Chris Morris, Harshal Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Trent Boult, Amit Mishra

KXIP (Kings XI Punjab)

Kings XI Punjab is off to a flier. Currently sitting at the top with 4 wins and a loss, they have been outstanding under the captaincy of Ashwin, but more so due to the ominous form of Chris Gayle. Gayle has scored 229 in 3 matches with an average of 229, and this shows how destructive he will always be. KL Rahul is justifying the 11-crore tag, and the middle order heroics of Karun Nair and Mayank Agarwal are enough to steal the spotlight from Yuvraj and Finch. Feroz Shah Kotla has been a batting friendly pitch since eternity, and Ashwin and co. will use that against the home team due to their lack of spin quality.

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The bowling department looks set with Andrew Tye leading the charge and the young Ankit Rajpoot and Barinder Sran making a case for themselves. Mujeeb ur Rahman has been a silent orchestrator and he looks to have come of age in IPL 2018. Ashwin has been economical too.

Christopher Henry Gayle and KL Rahul form the most formidable opening partnership in IPL 2018. Undoubtedly they are our key players with Tye and Rahman being two foreign forced who could work magic in a somewhat flat Feroz Shah Kotla pitch.

KXIP Playing XI

Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye, Barinder Sran, Mujeeb ur Rahman

DD Vs KXIP: Where to Watch/Live Streaming

TV channels: Star Sports, Fox Sports, OSN Sports Cricket HD, Sky Sports.

Live Streaming: Hotstar, Bet365, Sky Go, OSN Play

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DD Vs KXIP Match Prediction: Who Will Win today’s IPL Match?

Kings XI Punjab is clear favourite of winning this tie despite it being a Delhi home game. IPL 2018 has brought us some surprises, but with DD lacking the sharpness in every department, it will be a naïve decision to put your money on them. 

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