When Kings XI Punjab made a bid for West Indian Chris Gayle after his name appeared for the third time at the fag end of day 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, the people present during the auction made a loud cheer.
DD has won the toss and elected to bowl first. Daredevils are now at the bottom of the IPL 2018 points table with just one win from five matches.
Bruised and battered after a string of defeats, Delhi find themselves in an "oh-so-familiar" situation as they seek home comfort against Punjab in the T20 2018 here tonight. They will also like to make a winning start at home and take two points from the game as they have not had good tournament so far. Shami and Morris have both underperformed to their potential in the ongoing season and have looked completely ineffective. Delhi will look to win a game and break their losing streak and move up in the table. A season of promise with Delhi boy Gautam Gambhir returning home seems to be fizzling out.
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Lack of partnerships for Kings XI Punjab hurt them as the Delhi bowlers were terrific throughout. Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab live streaming will be available on Hotstar and Jio TV. Delhi's bowling has been an issue with Mohammed Shami off colour.Trent Boult had decent figures in all the matches but likes of Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami have flattered to deceive.
However, despite playing the same number of encounters, Delhi are lying at the bottom of the table with just two points. The Universal Boss aka Chris Gayle and RCB opener KL Rahul have led the way, while Mayank Agarwal and Karun Nair have contributed useful runs in the middle order which is crucial for the team.