IPL 2013 preview: Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab

Delhi Daredevils take on Kings XI Punjab in an IPL 2013 match in New Delhi today.

Written by Sahil Malhotra | New Delhi | Published: April 23, 2013 2:23:04 pm

Both Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils are fresh from convincing wins in their previous fixtures. Delhi,after losing six on the trot,finally got some direction. And David Miller injected some inspiration into struggling Punjab batting.

Their wins were different in nature,but the result would have done a world of good to their confidence. Delhi were finding it difficult to get going and Virender Sehwag provided a much-needed impetus. They performed really well with their backs to the wall,and showed they are not out of it yet.

Sehwag’s return to form and Sir Viv Richards entry into the dressing room will boost their chances of staying in contention for the play-offs.

Punjab,on the other hand,pulled off a thrilling high-scorer against Pune Warriors. They displayed a clinical effort with the bat,but skipper Adam Gilchrist’s form still remains a worry.

The left-hander is struggling big time and finding it difficult to make a move. Will the team management replace struggling Gilchrist with Shaun Marsh? The think-tank will have to give some thought to the struggle at top of the order.

The Sehwag effect

Sehwag’s return to form guarantees some fireworks at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi today. The right-hander is looking good and has solved their opening miseries to a certain extent. Mahela Jayawardene opened in the last game to counter Lasith Malinga’s slinging toe-crushers,but will David Warner re-join Sehwag at top today?

Awana’s homecoming

Seamer Parvinder Awana will bowl to players he shares the dressing room with. Virender Sehwag,Unmukt Chand (if he plays),Parvinder Awana and Ashish Nehra play for the same state. Sehwag will know a thing or two about Awana,and interesting battle cards today.

Warner is due

After a good start,Warner has turned quiet and hasn’t got runs under his belt. Will the aggressive south paw get inspired by Sehwag’s knock and emulate the same at Kotla today?

Trending on Twitter

Kevin Pietersen

#BOOOOOOOM @DelhiDaredevils

Roelof van der Merwe

Awesome win tonight @DelhiDaredevils !nice 2 be on the field again! Batted @virendersehwag and @MahelaJay !lets keep going!

Alan Wilkins

Just imagine being in that Delhi Daredevils dressing room when Sir Viv Richards walks in and says “Well Done!”

Mandeep Singh

Thank u everyone for their kind tweets and support.great win @lionsdenkxip.let’s keep up d momentum #ipl6 #kings xi #punjab

Preity Zinta

#KXIP Thanx 2 @DavidMillerSA12 & @Mandeeps12 & a fantastic team effort !!! @lionsdenkxip The punjab lions roared Loud tonight :-) Ting !

Road to Delhi

Delhi Daredevils WLLLL (most recent first)

Kings XI Punjab WLWLL steal the show

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