Kings XI Punjab will come up against Delhi Daredevils in Match 36 of IPL at the IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.
Both teams will beA�desperate for points given their results so far. KXIP have three wins from eight matches, while DD have two wins from seven matches. In their most-recent match, KXIP were blown away by Sunrisers Hyderabad; while DD were blown away by the Kolkata Knight Riders.
The Kings XI Punjab and the Delhi Daredevils have a similar story to share this season. Both teams looked absolutely threatening on paper with some heavyweights in their lineup. But when the moment of execution arrived, all big names crashed like ten pins.
Kings XI Punjab have a very strong lineup on paper. However, they have not been up to the mark in terms of consistency. Barring Shaun Marsha��s 84 in the previous game, no other batsman could show resilience at the crease. Manan Vohra has been an inconsistent contender but is certain to get another game. Martin Guptill might get his second game of the season after a promising start in his first. Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, and Eoin Morgan make up the middle order for the team.
Wriddhiman Saha and Axar Patel are due for big scores this season and will be making up the lower middle-order. In the bowling department, they might bring back T Natarajan at the expense of Anureet Singh. Mohit Sharma and Sandeep Sharma are the certain starters in the bowling lineup.
For Delhi, Sanju Samson continued his good form at the top. He will continue to open the innings withA�Karun Nair. Shreyas Iyer has got runs under his belt at number three and is certain to be in the lineup. Rishabh Pant has not quite been firing in the last three matches.
Ankit Bawne is likely to get an extended game to his name. The bowling lineup that boasts of some big names. They started off on a good note but crumbled as the game progressed against KKR. Skipper Zaheer Khan has gone wicketless in the last 3 matches and that would be a concern for them. The four overseas for the match could be Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, Corey Anderson and Chris Morris.
Probable Lineups :
Kings XI Punjab
Manan Vohra, Martin Guptill, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell(c), Axar Patel, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Mohit Sharma, T Natarajan, KC Cariappa, Sandeep Sharma, Ishant Sharma.
Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Karun Nair, Ankit Bawne, Rishabh Pant(w), Corey Anderson, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Pat Cummins, Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan(c).