A David Vs Goliath fight is scheduled to take place later tonight at Feroz Shah Kotla when Punjab Kings XI take on Delhi Daredevils, where Punjab is the Goliath and Delhi is David. Punjab has had a great IPL season so far with eight wins from ten matches. On the contrary, Delhi has been the worst team of the competition, where they have only won two of their eleven matches.
In spite of
possessing good players, Delhi
have themselves to blame, where their
players have not been able to put up a good performance. They have
failed in both the batting as well as the bowling department, hence
their position in the competition.
JP Duminy has
been their best bet as he has amassed 340 runs so far. But, other
batsmen such as Kevin Pietersen, Dinesh Karthik, the two players whom
Delhi trusted to excel, lacked consistency. In the bowling
department, the less the said, the better. Nadeem has been their
highest wicket taker with seven wickets and the rest does not even
seem to exist.
The story is
completely different in the Punjab camp, where they have been
performing excellently well with both the bat and ball. Sandeep
Sharma and Balaji have carried the responsibility of the bowling
attack on their shoulders with 14 and 11 wickets. But, it is their
batting, which has helped them attain top spot in the competition.
They have chased down mammoth totals.
Much credit goes
to Glenn Maxwell, who has been in red hot form scoring 517 runs so
far, along with David Miller with 321 runs. Apart from these two,
players such as Sehwag, Bailey and Pujara have also chipped in,
making them a formidable side to compete against. No wonder, they
have received the favourites tag as well.
Kings XI Punjab
is expected to walk away with the match tonight, but Delhi would like
to give their fans something to cheer tonight. Surprise in store?