Delhi, April 20, Saturday at 08:00 PM IST
The second fixture of Saturday’s doubleheader will be played between Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab at Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. The hosts would be dejected after their loss in the previous game and would be looking to come back stronger.
Placed third in the ladder, Delhi Capitals have five wins and four defeats in nine outings. They faced 40 runs drubbing at the hands of Mumbai Indians in the last encounter at the same ground. After a brilliant start from S Dhawan and P Shaw, the side once again collapsed and fell short by 40 runs while chasing 168 runs target set by Mumbai Indians. While the wicket will once again play a crucial part, the side must come back stronger against Punjab in order to secure a win.
On the opposite, Kings XI Punjab is placed fourth in the points table and is lagging behind only due to the net-run-rate. Both the sides share equal number of points and have same number of wins and losses. They are coming after securing 12 runs win over Rajasthan Royals and would be looking to carry forward their momentum.
Both the sides first met in Mohali where the hosts turned out to be victorious by 14 runs. It was the same encounter in which Sam Curran took a hat-trick and DC’s inexperienced middle-order was exposed. Put into bat first, Kings XI Punjab posted 166-9 in 20 overs and in response DC folded up at 152 in 19.2 overs.
Head to Head:
Total – 23
Delhi Capitals- 09
Kings XI Punjab-14
Delhi Capitals have opted to field first after winning the toss
Sam Curran comes in for N Pooran
Harpreet Barar comes in for Arshdeep Singh
H Viljoen comes in for Mujeeb Ur Rahman
DC changes –
Colin Munro, Keemo Pual and Chris Morris miss out
Colin Ingram, Sherfane Rutherford and Sandeep Lamichhane come in for DC
It is expected to be another low-scoring encounter like the previous one between MI and DC. The surface in Delhi gets slower with the passage of time and provides assistance to spinners. Expect the first innings total to be 140-160.
Avg 1st inn score: 157
Avg 2nd inn score: 143
Highest Total: 202/3 (20 Ov) by IND vs NZ
Lowest Total: 120/10 (19.3 Ov) by SL vs RSA
Highest Chased: 159/3 (17.1 Ov) by Eng vs NZ
Lowest Defended: 142/7 (20 Ov) by Eng vs AFG
Here’s how the two sides may lineup –
DC Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – R Pant
Batsmen – P Shaw, S Dhawan, S Iyer, Colin Ingram, S Rutherford
All-rounder – Axar Patel,
Bowlers -K Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, S Lamichhane
KXIP Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Lokesh Rahul
Batsmen – Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, David Miller
All-rounder –Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Sam Curran
Bowlers – Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, H Barar
Shreyas Iyer (c), Avesh Khan, Ankush Bains, Chris Morris, Trent Boult, Bandaru Ayyappa, Ishant Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Amit Mishra, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Jalaj Saxena, Harshal Patel, Hanuma Vihari, Axar Patel, Manjot Kalra, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Tewatia, Nathu Singh, Rishabh Pant, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Shikhar Dhawan, Sherfane Rutherford
Kings XI Punjab-
Sam Curran, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Moises Henriques, Varun Chakravarthy, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Mohammed Shami, Karun Nair, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Agnivesh Ayachi, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Lokesh Rahul, Simran Singh, Harpreet Brar
R Pant’s last four innings against KXIP – 39, 4, 28, 3
S Dhawan last four innings against KXIP – 30, 11, 0*, 77
S Iyer last four innings against KXIP – 28, 57, 11, 6
C Gayle last four innings against – 48, 6, 1, 0
C Gayle has been dismissed by pacers in his last four innings against Delhi
KL Rahul last four innings – 15, 23, 51, 38
D Miller last four innings – 43, 26, 24*, 24
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