IPL 2018 DD vs KXIP. In the game number 22 of the Vivo IPL 2018, The flamboyant Kings XI Punjab will take on the Delhi Daredevils. Kings XI Punjab has been on a roll and they’re riding nicely on the Gayle Storm. On the other hand, the Delhi Daredevils are struggling at the bottom of the table. Kings XI Punjab have lost just one game in the tournament so far while the Delhi Daredevils have won just one.
Playing at home, the Delhi Daredevils will look to topple the winning streak of the Kings XI Punjab and revive their campaign. Delhi Daredevils desperately need a win to stay alive in the tournament.
Odds In Favour Of Kings XI
The odds are well inclined towards the Kings XI Punjab. The two teams have locked horns 21 times in the Indian Premier League so far. The Kings have triumphed over the Delhi Daredevils 12 times while Delhi Daredevils have won 9 games. Gautam Gambhir has no option but to stop the Kings XI from winning another game if Delhi has to stay alive in the tournament.
Delhi needs to get over opening woes
There hasn’t been any consistency for the Delhi Daredevils at the top of the order. Their openers haven’t given them the starts the middle order can capitalize on. Gautam Gambhir needs to lead from the front and assure good starts to the team.
Delhi’s death overs’ bowling has been an issue too. The Delhi pacers end up conceding a lot of runs and that’s been an issue for them. The Delhi Daredevils will have some brainstorming and introspection to do before they walk into this game. Delhi Daredevils will put in everything in this game and look to revive their hopes.
Kings XI is on a roll
The opening pair of Chris Gayle and KL Rahul has looked the best in this IPL so far. They’ve scored runs at staggering strike rates and have been responsible for the success of the Kings XI. Delhi will have to find ways to get rid of this opening pair especially Chris Gayle at the earliest. If they get going, they’d just be unstoppable.