Table toppers Kings XI Punjab host bottom placed Delhi Daredevils. KXIP will look to win and move on to Qualifier with a victory on their back while DD has been playing for pride since they were eliminated. As two teams take on each other we bring to you five players who can change the game in match number 55.
George Bailey (Kings XI Punjab)
KXIP skipper George Bailey has been calm in his approach and has led his team successfully. Bailey who strengthens KXIP middle order has played some valuable cameos so far. He will love to led from the front against DD and enter Playoffs with confidence where they face KKR.
Wriddhiman Saha (Kings XI Punjab)
Wriddhiman Saha is the only specialist wicketkeeper-batsman in the KXIP squad and he has proved it that they don’t need another (unless he is injured). Saha has floated across the batting order and contributed to KXIP success. He has an ability to shift gears from defending to attacking.
Kevin Pietersen (Delhi Daredevils)
Kevin Pietersen’s injury and then form has been the main cause of DD’s debacle. The right-hander missed first few games due to injury and then coming back into the team he floundered to pick his spots. In last few matches he has got starts but failed to convert them into big innings. It won’t harm him to go out all guns blazing and come up with the typical KP show.
Manoj Tiwary (Delhi Daredevils)
Manoj Tiwary is a talented Indian batsman whose injuries have let him down and since then it has been tough for him to come back and be that Manoj Tiwary again. Once reckoned as the next big thing in Indian domestic circuit IPL has not been the best of tournaments for this right-hander to prove his capabilities. It will take him one big innings to be back where he belongs.
Dark Horse: Virender Sehwag (Kings XI Punjab)
Virender Sehwag has done fairly well but he has not been exceptional. Sehwag has given KXIP some breezy starts but in last games he has fallen very early. If Sehwag gets going that will boost KXIP’s chances of lifting the tittles and his team will be backing him to try spend some time in the middle.