Kings XI Punjab will lock their horns against Delhi Capitals on Tuesday at Dubai International Stadium in Dubai. The match is going to be very much interesting after the last encounter of Kings XI Punjab against Mumbai Indians. Kings XI Punjab are still alive in this tournament with two consecutive wins against Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Kings XI Punjab will like to stay in the hunt with another win against Delhi Capitals on Tuesday.
On the other hand, Delhi Capitals are playing really well in this season. They are currently at the top of the table with seven wins in nine matches. Delhi Capitals will be trying to get another win to secure their qualification in the playoffs this season. They will certainly be eyeing to get the top two positions in the league table after the end of the league stage.
The toss is going to crucial once again. Captains have been choosing to chase the total in T20 matches, which has produced positive results quite often than not. However, so far in this tournament (IPL 2020), the team batting second is facing problems. They have been troubled and have failed to chase down the totals because of various factors.
Pitches are getting slower in the second innings and dew has also been a factor at times. Batting first teams are getting a slight advantage as the ball has started to turn a bit more later on. Also, the ground sizes are big except Sharjah and so that is also a key factor to be considered.
Head To Head Record:
Total Matches Played: 25
Kings XI Punjab Won: 14
Delhi Capitals Won: 11
Predicted Starting XI; Kings XI Punjab Vs Delhi Capitals:
Kings XI Punjab:
KL Rahul (Captain, wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Mandeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Arshdeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin.
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Hetmyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Ravichandran Ashwin, Anrich Nortje, Tushar Deshpande.
Kings XI Punjab:
Captain And Vice Captain Selection:
Captain Choices: KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan
Vice-Captain Choices: Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Shreyas Iyer, Kagiso Rabada
Probable Winner: Delhi Capitals
KXIP has won the previous match against Mumbai Indians after two super overs in a single match. The team will be certainly pumped up after getting these 2 valuable points from this match. Kings XI Punjab’s captain KL Rahul is in brilliant form in this season’s Indian Premier League. He is currently the orange cap holder in the tournament and he is way ahead of other batsmen in Indian Premier League in the orange cap race. Mohammed Shami is consistently getting wickets. Glenn Maxwell needs to get back to his form very quickly.
On the other hand, Delhi Capitals might get Rishabh Pant and Hetmyer back in their side from this match. Shikhar Dhawan has scored a century in the previous match and he will be eyeing to continue with his run-scoring form in the current season.