Preview: KXIP vs DD (IPL 2010 – Match 3)

What
The third game of IPL 2010 sees Kings XI Punjab play host to Delhi Daredevils in a tussle to win some early advantage in the series.

When
Saturday, March 13. This will be the second match of the day and will begin at 8.00 p.m. IST, following the earlier encounter between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals.

Where
The Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali. Home team Kings XI Punjab will be hoping to get off to a great start, giving their fans something to cheer about early in the competition. The track is batsmen-friendly and with a lush green outfield, Mohali is all set to dish out a mouthwatering affair.

The weather is expected to be pleasant, with no rain. A tight encounter is on the cards.

The Protagonists
Kumar Sangakkara will lead the Kings XI Punjab for the first time, and will hope to inspire his team with his undoubted leadership skills, apart from his majestic batting ability. Yuvraj Singh will adopt the game-breaker role – his aggressive instinct could demoralise any side.

Delhi Daredevils’ talisman Virender Sehwag is the away side’s go-to guy in times of difficulty. And with the rigors of captaincy off his shoulders, Sehwag could unleash his fury on the Kings.

What next?
Irrespective of the result, both sides know it’s a long and hard journey to book a semi-final spot. A win for either side, however, will set them up rather nicely in this tough as nails tournament.

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