DC vs KXIP Dream11 Team: The second day of the Indian Premier League 2020 will witness Delhi Capitals face off against Kings XI Punjab. The DC team are new favourites to be the champion this year, due to the star-studded batting line up with the bowling department equally good. The new additions to the squad, Shimron Hetymer, and Marcus Stoinis will look to grab the opportunity with both hands to help the team win their maiden IPL title. Ravichandran Ashwin, who switched to the DC team this year, will look to start the proceedings in a convincing way for setting a proper platform with Kagiso Rabada to contain the opposition team with their accuracy and skills. The Indian players who form a core part of the batting unit including Shreyas Iyer will be the driving force of the team.
On the other side, the Kings XI Punjab team too looks potent with T20 specialist players in their ranks. The team’s top-order looks top-notch with KL Rahul and Chris Gayle at the helm. The middle-order has a serious talent in Nicholas Pooran and Glenn Maxwell, who performed incredibly well for their respective teams in the recently concluded series. The new additions to the squad, Chris Jordan and Sheldon Cottrell also look in good touch. The experience of Mohammad Shami and Mujeeb Ur Rahman in the IPL would surely help the team in pressure situations. Both the teams have a fantastic balance, and it would be interesting to see which team comes over the top in the DC vs KXIP Dream 11 prediction.
2nd Match- Indian Premier League.
Delhi Capital vs Kings XI Punjab
Date- Sunday, 20th September 2020.
Time- 06:30PM (Local time)- 07:30 PM (IST)
Venue- Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Streaming- Live on Disney+Hotstar App & Star Sports channels on TV.
Delhi Capitals has got a solid squad with a talented bunch of cricketers. They suffered a not-so-big blow when Woakes and Roy pulled out of the IPL because they have a lot of other people who can replace them. They have got Ashwin and Rahane also this year, which will make them a really good team with all the talented youngsters.
Kings XI Punjab will have a new captain in the name of KL Rahul. The team has no player who has pulled out of the season and will see Glenn Maxwell returning back to the franchise.
Pitch Report – The pitch is expected to stay good for both the bowling & batting department. The track at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium has been good for batting mostly. The average run rate in T20I games in Dubai is 7.13, which is slightly higher than that at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. We can expect a 1st innings score of 170+ here.
Weather Report– The weather is expected to be clear with no chances of rain in Dubai.
Delhi Capitals have a bunch of star players, who can turn around the game in their favour quite easily. They are being looked at as the favourites to win this season. Whereas, Kings XI Punjab is a balanced side with a destructive top order who can blow apart any opposition in front of them with their excellent batting lineup. Saying who will win here is tougher than making a fantasy team for this match. This is a clash of unpredictable. It's a 50-50 situation, but the odds could be with the Delhi Capitals. Here is the probable XI for the DC vs KXIP Dream 11 prediction
DC Playing 11 (expected)
Shreyas Iyer (c)
Rishabh Pant (wk)
Amit Mishra/Axar Patel
Keemo Paul/ Sandeep Lamichhane
Mohit Sharma/ Harshal Patel
Update: Ishant Sharma has injured himself during the practice session ahead of this game, so he remains a doubtful inclusion in the Playing XI.
KXIP Playing 11 (expected)
KL Rahul (c & wk)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Ravi Bishnoi/ Ishan Porel
C Gayle: The best and the most destructive batsman in the history of T20 cricket – Chris Gayle be the man to watch out in this IPL, though he might not be in touch recently, but we could never get our eyes off him. He has 4484 runs under his belt in 125 matches; he has played in the IPL over the years. ‘Universe Boss' Gayle will be the opener for KXIP; Gayle can single-handedly destroy any bowling attack and would be very crucial to the team's performance in this season.
KL Rahul: He will continue to be the opener for the KXIP. He was in some good form in the previous edition of IPL and he will look to be in similar touch this season. KL has scored 1977 runs in just 67 matches he has played over the years. He can gather a good number of points. This time he'll have to soak the extra pressure of captaincy as well. With this responsibility, he can turn out to be one of the best captain’s pick for DC vs KXIP Dream 11 today match prediction.
S Dhawan: The star Indian opener will open the innings for the Delhi Capitals with Prithvi Shaw on the other side with him. He can be very nasty, when he's in good touch. He has scored 4578 runs in 159 IPL matches, which makes him the top IPL player as well. He can't be left out or risked not being made the captain of our fantasy teams as he can trouble the opposition with his skills.
Shreyas Iyer: The captain of the DC team was one of the most consistent players in the recent series for the national team. In the IPL 2019, he scored 463 runs and helped the team to reach the semi-finals of the tournament. With a calm head and optimum skills, he can turn out to be one of the best vice-captain pick for your fantasy team.
Nicholas Pooran: Coming into the tournament with a brilliant CPL performance, he must be feeling positive about his batting and would like to continue his form to help the team win their maiden IPL title. He could not score enough runs in the last IPL, but given his form, he can surprise everyone by his performance.
Prithvi Shaw: A talented youngster, who played his first test match for India at the age of 19, is a sure-shot vice-captain pick for your fantasy team. In the last IPL, he scored 353 runs in 16 matches and gave a good opening stand to the team along with Shikhar Dhawan. With an aggressive mindset, he can increase your fantasy team points in no time!