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IPL 2018: Kings XI Punjab predicted playing XI to take on Delhi Daredevils

Rajdeep Puri
7.20K   //    23 Apr 2018, 11:42 IST

RCB is regretting letting these two go.

The Kings XI Punjab are on a roll, winning four out of the five matches they have played so far and thus moving to the top of the Indian Premier League 2018 season. They began their season with a win against the side they are facing tonight, however, they lost out to the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their second match.

They didn't let that bother them as they won three on the trot against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings, and Kolkata Knight Riders.

Their batting unit has looked unstoppable and they are able to pile up a lot of runs on the board while batting first and chase down any total which is set for them.

They will look to defeat the Daredevils once again in the tournament and make it two in two.

Let's take a look at their predicted XI for tonight's match:

Ever since Chris Gayle was brought into the side, he has been in supreme form. He almost went unsold in the auction and is now proving a point with his sensational performances with the bat.

KL Rahul, too, has performed in all the matches so far and has given his side an explosive start. He has scored two half-centuries so far and will be looking to convert those into a century soon.

Mayank Agarwal has been striking the ball well and has been getting off to good starts but is failing to convert them into big scores. He will need to score a lot more runs in the upcoming matches to keep his place in the side.

Aaron Finch missed the first match due to his marriage and once he was included in the side, he was dismissed for consecutive golden ducks in his second and third matches respectively. He did not get a chance to make much of an impact in the previous two games and will be itching to get going soon.


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Karun Nair has performed quite well with the bat too, scoring one half-century and a couple of 30+ scores. He has provided stability in the middle order and will continue to do the same.

Yuvraj Singh has been in poor form in all the matches he's played in so far. He got going in one match but was dismissed at the wrong time. He needs to step up his game in order to keep his place in the side.

Ravichandran Ashwin has led the side extremely well and has been lauded for his tactics on the field. He has performed well with the ball too and has chipped in with a couple of decent performances with the bat as well.

Andrew Tye has had a topsy-turvy season so far, performing well in a few matches but getting smashed for a lot of runs in the other matches. He's picked up important wickets for the side at the right time and will continue to lead the attack for KXIP.

Barinder Sran was included in the side for the previous three matches and played well in two of those. He was extremely effective against the Sunrisers Hyderabad where he conceded just 22 runs in four overs.

Mohit Sharma was left out of the playing XI in the previous game but he will most likely return to the side given Ankit Rajpoot's ineffectiveness in the match against KKR. He will look to get back to his best and not leak a lot of runs as he has done in his first four matches.

Mujeeb ur Rahman has been one of the finds of the tournament, picking up wickets at regular intervals and keeping the opposition's run-rate in check as well. He will continue to lead the spin charge for KXIP for the rest of the season as well.

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