Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab – Match 32 – IPL 6 – Betting Predictions and Tips

After a morale-boosting win and some touch of superb comeback, the last placed Delhi Daredevils (DD) will take on the fifth placed Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Tuesday April 23, 2013. The match 32 of sixth edition of IPL will be played at DD home ground, Feroz Shah Kotla stadium, Delhi on April 22, 2013 at 8 PM IST. There is another match earlier during the day which is between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Pune Warriors India.

Delhi Daredevils (DD)

DD has had the worst start in this IPL with six matches lost on trot but the last match was nothing less than magical and extremely mind blowing. DD finally opened it account in the seventh match defeating the one of the best teams Mumbai Indians on Sunday. The top order which was not looking very good except for David Warner who has hit couple of half centuries came to party in the last match. The star of the match was undoubtedly the return of form of the great Virender Sehwag who made a blistering 95 alongwith Sri Lankan Mahela Jayawardene. Mahela also scored 59 and they gave a solid opening to DD and they shared their first century partnership in the current IPL. The all-rounders like Jeevan Mendis, Johan Botha and Andre Russell have not been of much help to the team and need to buck up to help the team win. The bowlers have also been quite inconsistent and the likes of Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav, Irfan Pathan and Shahbaz Nadeem have performed only in patches. Umesh Yadav has taken nine wickets from seven matches and other bowlers have been below par.

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)

KXIP would be also very high on their confidence as they chased a big target of 186 in their last match played on Sunday against Pune Warriors India. The biggest worry for the team has been the batting form of the skipper Adam Gilchrist who has not performed according to his caliber. The batting responsibility has been handled by Mandeep Singh and David Hussey who have batted well but still need to perform even better and need to get support from other batsmen. The biggest revelation for KXIP was David Miller who scored unbeaten 80 from just 41 balls in the last match against Pune. He along with Mandeep shared 128-run partnership and ensured that the team wins the match comfortably. Bowling has been lead by Praveen Kumar and Azhar Mahmood who have taken fifteen wickets among them. Other bowlers have been patchy and done well in bits and pieces.

Our Prediction

DD has shown what they are capable of and the credit would surely go to the batting master Sir Viv Richards who joined the team before the last match. Now DD will have to win at least eight out of the remaining nine matches to have any chance of being in the reckoning for a knock-out berth and they have to play splendidly to get their net run rate also better. On the other hand, KXIP would like to be more consistent and will take their chances against DD to win this game and go up the ladder of the table. Going by how Sehwag played and what DD is capable of, the boost of arrival Sir Viv and the advantage of playing at their home, this time DD would be our favorite to win this match.

Winner: Delhi Daredevils, 1.57 @ Bet365.com