IPL 2012 Live Cricket Score: Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab T20 match at New Delhi

While Delhi Daredevils are favourites to make it to the play-offs, Kings XI Punjab, who have of late won a few close games, would like to win their remaining three games in order to stay in contention having logged 14 points so far. AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

New Delhi: May 15, 2012

Delhi Daredevils (DD) take on Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the 64th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2012 at Ferozshah Kotla in New Delhi.

The two teams have had contrasting results in their previous matches. While Delhi were completely outplayed by Chennai Super Kings after their top-order flopped miserably, KXIP eked out a victory off the last ball courtesy some lusty shots by stand-in-captain David Hussey and young Gurkeerat Singh Ahluwalia.

While Delhi, with 18 points from 13 games, are favourites to make it to the play-offs, Kings XI, who have of late won a few close games, would like to win their remaining three games in order to stay in contention having logged 14 points so far.

The Daredevils have been mostly dependent on their top-order batsmen to fire. Inevitably when skipper Virender Sehwag or David Warner have failed to provide momentum, the home team has looked pretty ordinary as the middle-order batsmen are yet to stand-up and be counted.

Yogesh Nagar and Y Venugopal Rao got the ideal platform to prove their detractors that they too have the firepower but what one saw was a meek effort.

The Feroz Shah Kotla track would be better for stroke-players who like the ball coming onto the bat.

As far as the bowling is concerned, it will again depend on how well Morne Morkel bowls his opening spell. But Daredevils might not go for a four-pronged pace-attack like they did in Chennai.

Having both Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron in the squad means that Delhi won’t be short on pace but certainly the attack will be a bit one-dimensional.

Teams:

DD: David Warner, Virender Sehwag(c), Mahela Jayawardene, Ross Taylor, Naman Ojha(wk), Venugopal Rao, Irfan Pathan, Pawan Negi, Morne Morkel, Varun Aaron, Umesh Yadav

KXIP: Nitin Saini(wk), Mandeep Singh, Shaun Marsh, David Hussey(c), Azhar Mahmood, David Miller, Gurkeerat Singh, Piyush Chawla, Praveen Kumar, Parvinder Awana, Harmeet Singh

Catch the live score & ball-by-ball commentary of the 64th IPL 2012 match between DD & KXIP here