In a game played in the Indian Premier League, former champions face off as Delhi Capitals will be taking on Kings XI Punjab in the 12th season on Saturday.
Delhi Capitals are having a good season so far as the team in the third spot after 9 games played. They will be looking to make use of the home advantage like their contemporaries. This is one area the franchise needs to work on, or else the chances of making the playoffs will be done with. They do have some good young players, but it is the bowling department that has shone till now. The objective will have to be for the next six games to at least win three in order to make the playoffs.
Meanwhile, Kings XI Punjab are just one position behind in the fourth spot but are level on points. This team has one of the best opening partnerships in KL Rahul and Chris Gayle. The dup have been thumping the ball out of the park regularly, and are unlikely to be stopped in their track. Skipper Ravi Ashwin too has been in great form, and he will be fired up to prove his worth to the both this franchise as well Indian national cricket team, as the ICC World Cup 2019 is just around the corner.
Venue – Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi, India
Date & Time – 20th April | 8:00 PM IST
DC vs KXIP Dotball Team News
This pitch has always been one of the slower ones in India, and with the ground rather small, runs can be scored in both innings at this stadium.
The Squads –
Delhi Capitals –
Axar Patel, Ankush Bains, Rishabh Pant (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Kagiso Rabada, Prithvi Shaw, Bandaru Ayyappa, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Colin Ingram, Sandeep Lamichhane, Harshal Patel, Amit Mishra, Keemo Paul, Rahul Tewatia, Ishant Sharma, Manjot Kalra, Jalaj Saxena, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Nathu Singh, Chris Morris, Hanuma Vihari, Colin Munro
Kings XI Punjab –
Lokesh Rahul, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Pooran, Varun Chakravarthy, Hardus Viljoen, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Chris Gayle, Moises Henriques, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Simran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Agnivesh Ayachi, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Karun Nair, Sam Curran, Harpreet Brar
Delhi Capitals –Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Colin Munro, Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Chris Morris, Keemo Paul, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma
Kings XI Punjab –KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, David Miller, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Key Players –
Delhi Capitals – Rishabh Pant | Shikhar Dhawan | Kagiso Rabada
Kings XI Punjab – KL Rahul | Chris Gayle | Ravichandran Ashwin
DC vs KXIP Dream11 Team:
Wicketkeeper: R Pant (DC, 9.5 Cr)
Batsman: C Gayle (KXIP, 10.5 Cr), M Agarwal (KXIP, 9 Cr), S Dhawan (DC, 9.5 Cr), P Shaw (DC, 8.5 Cr)
Bowlers: M Shami (KXIP, 8.5 Cr), A Singh (KXIP, 8 Cr), I Sharma (DC, 8.5 Cr), K Rabada (DC, 9.5 Cr)
All Rounders: R Ashwin (KXIP, 9 Cr), C Morris (DC, 9 Cr)
Captain: C Gayle (KXIP)
V-Captain: S Dhawan (DC)