Watch the 10th of 60 IPL 2015 matches when the Delhi Daredevils travel to face Kings XI Punjab in Pune on Wednesday, looking to snap a two-season 11-game losing streak and get themselves back into the still-young Indian Premier League campaign.
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For George Bailey’s Punjab side, the match is an opportunity to put their won-loss record into the positive column and move into the league’s top four — the spots that qualify for the IPL playoff round in late May.
Kings XI enters Wednesday’s match with a 1-1 mark after following an opening loss to Rajasthan Royals with an 18-run victory over the Mumbai Indians — a match that turned into an unexpected nail biter after the Punjab bowlers stifled Mumbai’s run flow, until allowing a sudden 50 in 19 balls to Harbhajan Singh.
For Delhi, captained by South Africa international J.P. Duminy, the winless start on the heels of a nine-game losing streak to conclude the 2014 IPL could have been devastating. But the Daredevils — who lost their opener by a heartbreaking single run to tournament favorite Chennai Super Kings — see their early season slump and merely bad luck.
“We have just been a little short on luck,” said Dehli’s star spin bowler Imran Tahir on Tuesday. “In this game and the previous one we proved that we have played really good cricket but it’s been a small margin of loss. We are hoping for good results. I know my comments may not justify the 11 straight losses but we are truly happy with the way we played.”
The 11-game losing skid is one shy of the worst futility streak in the eight-year history of the IPL. But in Kings XI Punjab they face last season’s runners-up, who could see a sudden improvement once Australia’s World Cup hero Glenn Maxwell finally hits his batting stride after unremarkable innings in Punjab’s first two outings.
In their second game, Delhi again fell to a final ball boundary and will take encouragement from the fact that either of their two losses could have flipped the other way with a different result on just a single ball.
The India-based site Cric HD will stream the match live online at this link. But viewers should be aware that the site carries large amounts of online ads that could slow down some browsers.
For the most reliable live online stream of Kings XI Punjab vs. Delhi Daredevils, cricket fans should shell out the subscription fee for ESPN Cricket. For access, visit this link. First ball on April 15 is scheduled for 8 pm India Standard Time, which is 10:30 am United States Eastern Time, 7:30 am Pacific. Viewers in India should try Star Sports to follow the match live online.