Two sides that are geographically and culturally extremely close to each other collide as Kings XI Punjab play host to Delhi Capitals in what will be the 13th game of the Indian Premier League on Monday.
Kings XI Punjab have two of the first three games. They have done really well for themselves, and with a solid batting lineup in KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Aggarwal and David Miller. This team can chase down any target if they want, and it will be interesting to see what they are looking to do by the end of the season. The franchise will be eager to make the playoffs, and that has to be the objective for this year from the management.
Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals have shown some true spirit in terms of a team who has actually improved from where they were for the last few seasons. They are in the fourth spot in the league table with as two wins in three games played. This kind of fighter’s mentality will help them be in the game regardless of how tough things get, and they do possess some firepower in the shape of Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw and Colin Ingram.
Venue – Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Chandigarh, India
Date & Time – 1st April | 8:00 PM IST
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The Squads –
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 –
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
David Miller, M Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mandeep Singh, KL Rahul, Hardus Viljoen, Mayank Agarwal, Andrew Tye, Sarfaraz Khan, Chris Gayle, Ravichandran Ashwin.
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Colin Ingram/Sherfane Rutherford, Hanuma Vihari, Chris Morris, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada.
Key Players –
Kings XI Punjab – KL Rahul | C Gayle | Murugan Ashwin
Delhi Capitals – Prithvi Shaw | Shreyas Iyer | Kagiso Rabada
Captain : KL Rahul (KXIP)
V Captain: C Morris (DC)