On the second match of the doubleheader, Delhi Capital is going to host Kings XI Punjab at Feroz Shah Kotla. Delhi has suffered a loss at their home ground against MI, and KXIP has won its last match against Rajasthan Royals at Punjab. Let’s see who will tall stand at Delhi tonight.
DC vs KXIP Head to Head
DC and KXIP have played 23 matches between them, out of which KXIP has won 14 matches, and DC has won only nine matches. At Kotla, both teams share an equal number of wins with 5-5.
On their previous encounter on this season, KXIP had set a target of 167 runs. Delhi Capitals were on the verge of an easy win, but their unexpected batting collapse has to lead them to 14 runs loss.
Delhi Capitals so far
Delhi Capital is a very young team with the youngster skipper Shreyas Iyer. The young team has managed to get three consecutive wins before suffering a loss from Mumbai Indians. The team is currently at 3rd position of the point table behind Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. They seem to back in the game again and take the revenge from KXIP.
DC is a well-balanced team with young talents. They have a good batting line up. Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan are their destructive opener. But both batsmen are silent after getting 96 and 99 runs respectively. Dhawan needs to show his worth as he is selected as the opener in India World Cup team 2019.
The skipper Shreyas Iyer is in very good touch. He has played some big innings in this IPL, and he is doing good captaincy. Nevertheless, they have Rishab Pant as wicket-keeper batsman. He has smashed many bowlers in this IPL. He can be very dangerous for KXIP bowlers.
DC has one of the best bowling attacks in this season. Kasigo Rabada is the current purple cap holder with 19 wickets. He can destroy any team’s batting line up with the perfect line and length. Keemo Paul and Chris Morris also provide good support by taking wickets. Ishant Sharma uses his experience and controls the bowling unit. In spin, Amit Mishra is their ace player. He is the second player in IPL to claim 150 wickets after Malinga.
Kings XI Punjab so far
KXIP is a very uncertain team in this season. The team may be a balanced side, but their performance is very much unstable. As a result, they have suffered four losses in nine matches. Currently, they are sitting in the fourth position of the point table.
They have a good batting line up. K L Rahul is just behind David Warner for the orange cap with 387 runs. Chris Gayle is not too far from the race with 352 runs from 8 matches.
Mayank Agrawal and David Miller are their middle order backbone.
Sam Curran was the man whose hat-trick has led DC for a collapse against KXIP. Mohammad Shami is their wicket-taking bowler, who is also very economical. Skipper R Ashwin and M Ashwin are their spinners, who are very economical.
Probable Playing 11
You can see below the probable 11 players of both the teams. You can choose your Dream 11 team from them.
Shreyas Iyer (C), Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Munro, Rishabh Pant (W), Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Keemo Paul/Sandeep Lamichhane, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, and Ishant Sharma.
Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Sam Curran, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, KL Rahul (W), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicolas Pooran (W), David Miller, Mandeep Singh, and Murugan Ashwin/Arshdeep Singh.
VIVO IPL 2019 DC vs KXIP
Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla
Time: 8:00 PM IST
Broadcasting Partner: Star Sports
Live Streaming: Hotstar