NEW DELHI, May 15: Delhi Daredevils looks to take a step towards finishing in the top two before the play-off stage in the DLF Indian Premier League 2012 when it faces Kings XI Punjab at the Ferozshah Kotla here tonight. On the other hand, boosted by the last-ball win against Deccan Chargers, Kings XI Punjab will want to stay in the race for a play-off berth.
Virender Sehwag and David Warner would easily find a place each among the most dangerous openers in IPL. Morne Morkel leads the pack of wicket-takers in IPL 2012 with 21 wickets.
After Adam Gilchrist’s hamstring injury, David Hussey has led the Kings XI Punjab from the front with some match-winning innings. Azhar Mahmood, Mandeep Singh, Gurkeerat Mann Singh and Parvinder Awana also have come up with match-winning performances.
Kings XI Punjab has an outstanding record in away games this season – it has won five of its seven matches.
Virender Sehwag is the only batsman in T20 cricket to score five consecutive half-centuries.
Among players who’ve scored more than five half-centuries in IPL, Shaun Marsh (14 half-centuries in 40 innings) has the second-best ratio of innings-per-half-century. With a half-century per 2.9 innings, he ranks second to Chris Gayle’s 2.8 (14 in 39 innings).
The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted a partly cloudy sky.