By CricketCountry Staff
Dharamsala: May 19, 2012
Kings XI Punjab will look to continue their winning run at home and seal a place in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2012 playoffs when they take on a strong Delhi Daredevils side at Dharamsala on Saturday.
Table-toppers Daredevils are already assured of a place in the playoffs thanks to their 10 wins from 15 matches, but lost their last encounter, against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Feroz Shah Kotla, their home ground in Delhi.
Punjab, on the other hand, kept alive their hopes of securing a playoff berth, thanks to the convincing win against Chennai Super Kings. Punjab have eight wins from 15 outings and are on the sixth pace with 16 points.
The Daredevils were handicapped by the absence of a sick Virender Sehwag and pace spearhead Morne Morkel who was rested for the match against RCB.
KXIP: Adam Gilchrist (c&wk), Mandeep Singh, Paul Valthaty, David Hussey, Azhar Mahmood, Gurkeerat Singh, Siddharth Chitnis, Piyush Chawla, Ryan Harris, Praveen Kumar, Parvinder Awana
DD: David Warner, Unmukt Chand, Mahela Jayawardene (c), Naman Ojha (wk), Venugopal Rao, Andre Russell, Irfan Pathan, Varun Aaron, Umesh Yadav, Pawan Negi, Morne Morkel.