Punjab take on laggards Daredevils

Already assured of a berth in the knockout stage, table-toppers Kings XI Punjab will look to consolidate their position at the top with another win when they take on laggards Delhi Daredevils in an inconsequential IPL-7 tie here on Sunday.

KXIP, the most dominant so far this season, are placed comfortably on the top of the table with 20 points, having won 10 out of their 13 ties. Delhi, on the other hand, are lying at the bottom of the table with just two wins from 13 outings.

The Punjab outfit once again stamped their authority here on Friday night when it put up yet another clinical all-round performance to post a 16-run win over Rajasthan Royals. In contrast, Delhi slumped to a 15-run defeat against Mumbai Indians in Mumbai on Friday.

Delhi have an uphill task at hands on Sunday against a side which is thriving in all departments of the game.

Punjab’s batting has been their mainstay this season. The fact that young domestic players like Manan Vohra have been delivering alongwith stars like Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Virender Sehwag, captain George Bailey, speaks volume about the side, capable of intimidating any opponent.

Be it batting or bowling, all those youngsters who are on the bench, have also shown their mettle as and when they have got an opportunity.

On Friday, it was young leg-spinner Karanveer Singh’s turn to make an impression and he did his job perfectly, finishing with figures of two for 16 from his four overs.

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