With the battle for the top phase in full swing, Glenn Maxwell’s Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) is all set to take on Zaheer Khan’s Delhi Daredevils (DD), in Match 36 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium in Mohali on Sunday. The live cricket streaming of the match will be available on Hotstar. Also, the live telecast of the match will be available on Sony Six and Sony Six HD, along with Hindi, Bengali, Tamil and Telugu commentary on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD, while SET MAX will telecast exclusively in Hindi. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Delhi Daredevils (DD), IPL 2017, Match 36 at Mohali
Though DD are currently at the bottom of the table, they have more games left in hand than KXIP, which means they have more chances. They also have a better Net Run Rate than KXIP and only a victory will take them ahead of their opponents. DD’s basic problem has been their imbalance in the line-up, with a heavy bowling line-up and a relatively inexperienced batting. DD will want their latest recruit, an experienced Marlon Samuels, to join the team as soon as possible to seek a change in fate. Though batsmen like Rishabh Pant and Karun Nair have played impressive knocks in the past, consistency is one issue they will have to deal with.
Coming to KXIP, the team too has troubles finding consistency. They are yet to settle for a fixed bowling line-up, with veterans like Ishant Sharma often going expensive. Batsmen like Manan Vohra, Shaun Marsh and Glenn Maxwell have been consistent with the runs. The latest addition to their team is Martin Guptill who played his first for the team in the previous match. The team will have to find a balance between their batting and bowling, quite similar to their opponents for a fruitful match.