Mohali, April 01, Monday at 08:00 PM IST
The thirteenth fixture of IPL 2019 brings in Delhi Capitals face to face with Kings XI Punjab at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali on Monday night. Both the sides have secured two wins with one defeat in three encounters and would be looking to carry forward their momentum. The clash will begin at 08:00 PM IST.
Both Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab are placed in the middle of the table with two wins apiece from three encounters. After making a winning start to the tournament, both the sides faced defeats in their second encounter. In the third encounter, they bounced back strongly and returned to winning ways. On Saturday, Kings XI Punjab clinched 8 wickets win over Mumbai Indians in the evening and later in the night, Delhi Capitals clinched a scintillating win in the Super Over against Kolkata Knight Riders.
In the head to head battle, Kings XI Punjab has an upper hand. Delhi Capitals have managed just one win in six encounters at Mohali and have failed to secure a win in last four outings. However, nothing concrete can be said as of now as both the teams have performed as a unit so far in the tournament.
The main focus of the clash will be South African paceman Kagiso Rabada, who guided DC to a thrilling win with his ferocious yorkers in the Super Over against KKR, bowling against Punjab’s power-hitters Chris Gayle, Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal and David Miller. All four are in prime form and it will be interesting to watch them feature against one of the best death bowlers in the world.
Moreover, both the sides are riding high on confidence and an interesting battle is expected tomorrow.
Total – 22
Delhi Capitals – 13
Kings XI Punjab – 09
The wicket at Mohali is favourable for the batting. The average first-innings score here is 169. Similar to the first game, not much pace and bounce is expected tomorrow and slower balls can come handy at this surface.
Matches won batting first – 22
Matches won bowling first – 27
Average 1st Inns scores – 169
Average 2nd Inns scores – 154
Highest total recorded – 240/5 (20 Ov) by CSK vs KXIP
Lowest total recorded – 67/10 (17.1 Ov) by DC vs KXIP
Highest score chased – 194/6 (20 Ov) by KXIP vs DCG
Lowest score defended – 106/6 (10 Ov) by KXIP vs RCB
Colin Ingram, Kagiso Rabada, Shikhar Dhawan, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Harshal Patel, Chris Morris, Hanuma Vihari, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Prithvi Shaw
(Doubt: S Lamichhane/ T Boult & Harshal Patel/Axar Patel )
Kings XI Punjab:
Lokesh Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, David Miller, Sarfaraz Khan, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Hardus Viljoen, Andrew Tye
This DC vs KXIP Dream11 prediction is high-risk but you may reap rewards if some assumptions come off. We advise you not to use these teams in small league contests.
DC wins the toss and opts to bowl first
One change for DC – Avesh Khan comes in for A Mishra
Amit Mishra is not playing today
C Gayle is not playing today. Sam Curran comes in his place
94 % teams have C Gayle in them || 80% teams have Shikhar Dhawan & P Shaw || 87% fantasy teams have picked K Rabada as their prime bowler
Shreyas Iyer, Colin Ingram and D Miller are the less chosen batters
S Lamichhane, Andrew Tye and Amit Mishra are the less chosen bowlers for tomorrow’s clash
In the previous game, we saw Punjab chasing down 170+ target easily with one over to spare. While the pitch is expected to remain the same, another high scoring encounter can be seen here. It is the same ground where KL Rahul smashed 16-ball fifty against DC.
Captain and vice-captain – power hitters from both the sides
THIS DC VS KXIP DREAM11 PREDICTION IS HIGH-RISK BUT YOU MAY REAP REWARDS IF SOME ASSUMPTIONS COME OFF. WE ADVISE YOU NOT TO USE THESE TEAMS IN SMALL LEAGUE CONTESTS.