Following some intriguing contests over the weekend, the Indian Premier League has thrown itself wide open with seven teams eyeing the four spots for the playoffs. Delhi Daredevils will be up against Kings XI Punjab on Tuesday in an important match.
While their opponents are almost assured of a place in the playoffs, Kings XI Punjab are battling hard to stay in the head to sneak into the top four. They currently have 14 points from 13 matches following their last-ball win
against Deccan Chargers on Sunday.
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The team is also faced with an uphill task of facing the dominating Delhi Daredevils
twice in their last three matches. The David Hussey-led side would have
gained tremendous confidence from the last match, specially how Hussey played
the anchor role in the run chase. In addition, valuable contributions from Azhar Mahmood and Gurkeerat Singh were valuable as the team will yet again look
to put in a team effort.
The bowlers will have to lift their game as the opposition is likely to cut loose
on anything ordinary.
Delhi Daredevils are nearly, yet not completely, in the playoffs yet. The reason
for this has been there two defeats in the last three matches.
On Saturday, they lost miserably to Chennai Super Kings as four early wickets
pegged them back and never allowed them to score freely. In reply, the bowlers
just didn't have enough to defend the total. Yet Virender Sehwag will
be confident his players can do well against Kings XI Punjab with the likes
of David Warner at the top.
Ross Taylor was dropped following a poor run but Mahela Jayawardene will have
to do something special to hold on to his place. Irfan Pathan will be
a valuable cog in the wheel providing balance to the side.
The match will be played in Delhi starting at 8.00pm.