Hello all and welcome to Addi’s Prediction
Its DD VS KXIP
ABOUT THE MATCH
Delhi Daredevils continue to languish at the bottom of the table as they faced yet another loss at the hands of Royal Challengers Bangalore. The Kings from Punjab, on the contrary, continued on their merry way as they chased down the target with ease in a rain-curtailed game. It wasn’t the only showers that the ground witnessed on super Saturday. It rained boundaries at Eden Garden as Chris Gayle and Lokesh Rahul wrecked KKR bowling single-handedly. Following this win, they are now placed at the top of the table and will take on Delhi Daredevils on 23rd April 2018. Delhi Daredevils are now in a race against time and will have to make a move quickly to have a good chance to qualify for the final four.
Having lost four games from a total of five, Delhi Daredevils will be hoping for a happy homecoming. Individuals have done well for Delhi Daredevils, but they’ve struggled as a team. Against Royal Challengers Bangalore, they put up a challenging total of 174 on a pitch that was slow and turning, but their bowlers failed to do anything against unorthodox yet brilliant AB de Villiers.
The two guys retained ahead of the IPL were the stars in batting as the duo scored a fifty each in quick time. Delhi Daredevils were reduced to 58 for 2 at one stage, but a 51-run counter-attacking knock by Shreyas Iyer let Delhi Daredevils back in the game. Rishabh Pant went berserk in the final overs and used RCB’s death bowling woes to his advantage. He scored 85-runs off 48 deliveries which had six fours and seven sixes.
KINGS XI PUNJAB
Who would have thought that the man who got rejected twice at the IPL auctions will make such a difference as he scored back-to-back fifties after being picked up? Certainly, not many believed so. Chris Gayle has turned back the time as he’s looked more fit and solved KXIP’s opening woes with his powerful batting.
While Chris Gayle has stolen all the headlines with a fairytale-like comeback, the other opener, KL Rahul, has matched him step to step. Following Gayle’s inclusion in the playing eleven, Mayank Agarwal had to leave his opening slot only to be shifted to 1-down. Mayank Agarwal hasn’t fired yet in the tournament, but his strong numbers in recent-most domestic competition suggest that big innings would be around the corner.
More often than not in the tournament, teams have won while chasing. Dew becomes a vital factor in toss-decision and being a night game, we expected DD to bin the toss and bowled first.