IPL 2018: Match 2, Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils - Statistical Preview

IPL 2018, Team Profile: Star Studded Kings XI Punjab Hope To Forget Dismal Last Season

One of the stalwarts of the Indian Premier League Gambhir has enjoyed a long and succesful career in T20 cricket's most popular event. Every team is prepared well to deliver the power-packed performance.

He has bowled the third most maidens in the tournaments history sending down 1,060 dot balls during his spells in the IPL. Mahila is happy to see that Mumbai Indians have been able to retain its core players.

The 11 season of the Indian Premier League is going to start today.

On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming commented on the nature of the pitch he is expecting, "It's hard to read it right now".

There are caps also which acts as a motivation for the players. "I know the situations and the ground, there is an definite advantage", he said. He keeps on changing his batting techniques according to the situations. He gave a brilliant performance in the recently concluded Nidahas trophy and is now in form.

Mumbai hasn't been as much an away territory for the Chennai Super Kings as they would've felt at some of the other cities.

Head-to-head record:Played 20. Punjab 11, Delhi 9. Rashid Khan and Washinton Sundar - you get some exceptions, but there's only a handful whereas experienced players play major parts in the whole tournament. The southern outfit has a formidable batting and bowling line up with the likes of Suresh Raina, back in the Chennai Super Kings yellow jersey, South Africa captain Faf du Plessis adding teeth to their batting. Even so Chennai Super Kings have on their side some of the best IPL performers.

A team can play a maximum of four overseas players. With both of them having the skill to bowl in the first six as well as death overs, where the batsmen are looking to go after them, it would be a fascinating contest.

Bravo is an all rounder. Each team will get one chance to review an umpiring decision during the innings. Earlier he was playing for Mumbai Indians. Bumrah is now the best bowler during death overs and will be leading the Mumbai bowling attack in absence of senior bowlers like Harbhajan Singh and Lasith Malinga. Out of white-ball cricket, Ashwin will have a point to prove while his team will hope to ride on veterans Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle, David Miller, Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis, and Mayank Agarwal to guide them to an elusive title. However, Dwayne Bravo remains the X-factor in the setup and if he consistently bowls to his strength, it would be very hard to take him on.

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