DD won the toss and chose to field first.
Kings XI Punjab are on a roll; they have four wins from five matches. In their last three outings, they have earned points against the Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders. Punjab are looking to be one of the prime contenders for the title this year. They have the kind of power hitters in their squad that are needed to storm the opposition in tournaments such as Indian Premier League.
KL Rahul has already made name for himself by hitting back to back crucial knocks, He also holds the record to hit the fastest half-century in the IPL history. He hit the fastest ever half-century in just 14 balls and took the audience with an awe.
On the other hand, the performance by Chris Gayle is no secret to anyone. He has been seemingly hurt by the way he was treated at the auctions. He must have made RCB sad for deciding to not retain him Whereas, KXIP are rejoicing the fruits of having chosen the brutal hitter.
Delhi Daredevils: G Gambhir*, S Iyer, P Shaw, R Pant (wk), G Maxwell, R Tewatia, D Christian, A Mishra, L Plunkett, T Boult, A Khan
Kings XI Punjab: L Rahul (wk), A Finch, M Agarwal, K Nair, D Miller, Y Singh, R Ashwin*, A Tye, B Sran, M Ur Rahman, A Rajpoot