Back from four consecutive losses, Delhi Daredevils are in a do-or-die situation when they take on struggling Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Mohali on Sunday.
With just two wins from seven games, Delhi are at the bottom of the league table while Punjab have three wins from eight outings to be placed at sixth.
Both Punjab and Delhi come into this match having been comprehensively beaten in their last games against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders, respectively.
The Glenn Maxwell-led Punjab missed the services of Hashim Amla -- who was down with a hamstring injury -- as they fell short by 26 runs while chasing a target of 208.
They will, however, take solace from the fact that Shaun Marsh looked in good touch on Friday and played a solid 84-run knock, studded with a range of shots.
Punjab will have to put up an all-round show on Sunday if they are to keep their chances alive in the competition, which they have never won so far. The home fans will be eagerly waiting for a big knock from Maxwell, who got out on a duck against SRH on Friday.
While Punjab's batting needs to fire in unison, the side will be hoping that their bowling mainstay Ishant Sharma, who remained wicketless and expensive in the previous game, comes good against Delhi.
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Meanwhile, Delhi have come into this match after a string of losses, their last one against KKR in Kolkata. Another loss will virtually bring curtains down on their campaign in IPL-10.
Batting first, Delhi posted a modest total of 160/6 against the table toppers when at least 180 looked possible at one stage.
Despite opener Sanju Samson's 38-ball 60 and Shreyas Iyer's 47 off 34 balls, Delhi's middle order batsmen fell cheaply which restricted their scoring.
Prior to their match against KKR, Delhi witnessed a batting collapse against Mumbai Indians while chasing a target of 143 runs as they could manage just 128/7 in 20 overs.
For Delhi, it will be important to have a consistent show in their batting. They have had good starts in their innings and their losses against Kolkata, Hyderabad and Mumbai have been primarily due to their inability to force the pace during middle overs.
Samson, who scored a century early in the tournament, and Rishabh Pant have contributed in some games nicely but the side will need their top order to fire in unison against Punjab. Shreyas Iyer will also be crucial for the visitors if they have to pile up a big total.
In the bowling department, South African Chris Morris has to get support from seasoned pacer and skipper Zaheer Khan, Cory Anderson and Pat Cummins.
Amit Mishra, who gave away 36 runs in 3 overs against KKR yesterday, will look to do what young Afghan leg-spinner Rashid Khan (4-0-16-1) did for Sunrisers against Punjab here.