Hello, good evening and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates post for the 15th match in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017, between Delhi Daredevils (DD) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). This is Pramod Ananth, and I will be bringing you the live cricket scores and updates of the clash which will be played at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi. This will be the first game in this season’s IPL in the Indian capital. DD have lost a game while won one, whereas KXIP have won two of their three matches. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD, Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab – Match 15
Both the sides haven’t inspired enough in the cash-rich league in recent times. KXIP will be happy with the start they have made this season while DD will draw confidence from their thumping win against Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) earlier this week where Sanju Samson slammed his maiden IPL hundred. The good news for the hosts is the return of Shreyas Iyer. In all likelihood Iyer will replace his state captain Aditya Tare in the playing XI and open the innings with Sam Billings. Angelo Mathews too is available for selection and may replace Corey Anderson. In Pat Cummins, captain Zaheer Khan, Amit Mishra and Shahbaz Nadeem, DD also possesses a good balance of pace and spin in their armoury.
KXIP’s strength lies in their explosive batting order. Under new captain Glenn Maxwell, the side’s batting has looked positive. Laden with the Sharmas, the side’s pace attack looks promising. Sandeep Sharma, Ishant Sharma, Mohit Sharma and Varun Aaron are expected to play, alongside Akshar Patel and Marcus Stoinis.
Kings XI Punjab: Eoin Morgan, Rahul Tewatia, T Natarajan, Matt Henry, Varun Aaron, Martin Guptill, Darren Sammy, Rinku Singh, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Akshar Patel, Glenn Maxwell (c), Gurkeerat Singh, Anureet Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Shaun Marsh, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), M Vijay, Nikhil Naik, Mohit Sharma, Marcus Stoinis, KC Cariappa, Armaan Jaffer, Pardeep Sahu, Swapnil Singh, Hashim Amla, Ishant Sharma.
Delhi Daredevils: Zaheer Khan (c), Mohammed Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mayank Agarwal, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Sam Billings, Sanju Samson, Chris Morris, Carlos Brathwaite, Karun Nair, Chama Milind, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Pratyush Singh, Aditya Tare, Ankit Bawne, Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, Shashank Singh, Corey Anderson.