Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab: Players to watch out for in IPL-9 Match No. 7

glenn maxwell iplNew Delhi: Both, Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab, who will be clashing with each other at the ferozeshah Kotla ground on Friday, have started their IPL Season 9 with a defeat. Hosts Delhi will have the home advantage, but Kings XI Punjab, after giving a tough fight to Gujarat Lions, would be all out to win the match move ahead with few points in their kitty. 

Let’s check out the players who can play an instrumental role in their team’s win.

Delhi Daredevils

Zaheer Khan: The newly-appointed skipper of the Delhi franchisee has a big responsibility over his shoulders and will have to lead from the front. In the first match against Kolkata Knight Riders, his team lost by nine wickets. Now the experienced left-arm seamer has to re-invigorate the zeal and enthusiasm in his team and take his team forward. His expertise not only in swing bowling, but also has master the craftsmanship in reverse swing will come in handy for Delhi Daredevils.

Quinton De Kock: This South African opener is an experienced batsman in all the three forms of the game, having even scored a century on his Test debut for South Africa. Quinton’s unbeaten 51 in a match-winning partnership with McKenzie for the Lions against Mumbai Indians in the Champions League T20 2012 earned him recognition among the IPL teams. His success in the upcoming matches will be key to Delhi’s progress in the IPL-9.

JP Duminy: He was their captain last year and was one of the few shinning lights in a season that Delhi Daredevils would like forget. The burden of captaincy is no longer there with Duminy this season and that might just work in his favour. The ability to bat according to the situation makes him a key player for his team.

Kings XI Punjab

David Miller: The KXIP skipper has been a core part of this team for many years. This powerful left-handed batsman has been a match winner for Punjab and played has a significant role in the 2014 season when KXIP finished first in the league table with a strike rate of 149.6. He is also an outstanding fielder.

Glen Maxwell: He announced his arrival to the world in the 2014 IPL. He scored 552 runs with a highest of 95 and a strike rate of 187.75! Two years down the line, he is more experienced now. He has matured in his batting and his form will be vital for Punjab this season. He is a versatile batsman who can bat anywhere in the lineup. A hard hitter of the ball and very useful with his off spin, he will play an important role.

Shaun Marsh: The first ever orange cap holder, Shaun Marsh has been phenomenal for the Punjab side. He can play any role in the team -- be it of an opener or a finisher and will be a vital component for Preity Zinta’s team. The left-handed opener came into prominence after he opened the innings for Kings XI Punjab.