In the second game of the eleventh edition of Indian Premier League on 8 April, Kings XI Punjab skipper Ravichandran Ashwin won the toss and elected to field first in Mohali.
After winning the toss, R Ashwin said: “We will be fielding first. Playing the IPL, which is one of the marquee events, and I am very happy. We have a lot of international experience. It’s a new start. A decade if IPL is gone by and the franchises are looking to build a new culture and that’s where me and Hodge come in. We’re playing Stoinis, Miller, Zadran and Tye as our four overseas players.”
Talking about his homecoming, DD skipper Gautam Gambhir said: “It’s great coming back home. Hopefully we can turn it around. Hopefully all of us together can. It’s just about trying to implement what we want to do on the field. We’re playing Munro, Christian, Morris and Boult.”
Kings XI Punjab Squad: Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Lokesh Rahul, Yuvraj Singh, David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Barinder Sran, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Gayle, Ankit Rajpoot, Manoj Tiwary, Mohit Sharma, Akshdeep Nath, Ben Dwarshuis, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar, Manzoor Dar, Aaron Finch
Delhi Daredevils Squad: Gautam Gambhir, Jason Roy, Colin Munro, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Vijay Shankar, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Nadeem, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Trent Boult, Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Tewatia, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Daniel Christian, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Manjot Kalra, Abhishek Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, Naman Ojha, Sayan Ghosh, Liam Plunkett, Glenn Maxwell