Mohali, April 01, Monday at 08:00 PM IST
After securing 8 wickets win over Mumbai Indians in their first home-fixture, Kings XI Punjab are all set to host Delhi Capitals in their second home-fixture on Monday. Both the sides are coming after securing wins in their previous encounter and a cracker of a game is expected tomorrow. The clash will begin at 08:00 PM IST.
Kings XI Punjab defeated their nemesis Mumbai Indians by 8 wickets at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali on Saturday evening. The win is special as it came after a gap of 8 years. For 8 years Kings XI Punjab hasn’t managed a win against MI at this venue.
Put into bat first, MI posted 176-7 in 20 overs, courtesy Q de Kock (60 of 39) at the top and Hardik Pandya (31 of 19) in the end. M Shamim H Viljoen and M Ashwin accounted for 2 wickets each. In reply, Kings XI Punjab chased down the target in 18.4 overs with the help of KL Rahul’s unbeaten 71, Chris Gayle’s quick 40 of 24 balls and Mayank Agarwal’s 21-ball 43 runs knock.
With two wins and one defeat in three encounters, Kings XI Punjab has accumulated 4 points and are sitting at the fourth spot in league standings.
The Feroz Shah Kotla went wild on Saturday night as Kagiso Rabada helped Delhi Capitals snatch 2 points from Kolkata Knight Riders after successfully defending the lowest ever IPL super-over total.
Put Into bat first, KKR were reduced to 61-5 when A Russell (62 of 28) and D Karthik (50 of 36) resurrected the innings to post 185-8 on the board. In reply, Delhi’s run chase was powered by Prithvi Shaw’s 99 and S Iyer’s 43. In the last over, DC required 6 runs to win the contest but Kuldeep Yadav pulled out an absolute beauty and gave away just 5 runs to end the battle on a tie.
In the Super Over, Delhi Capitals managed 10/1 off Prasidh Krishna’s over while KKR scored 7/1 off Kagiso Rabada’s ferocious yorkers.
Delhi Capitals are placed second in the ladder with two wins and one defeat in three outings.
Head to head
Total – 22
Kings XI Punjab – 13
Delhi Capitals – 09
Similar to the first game between KXIP vs MI, another high scoring encounter is expected to take place tomorrow. The previous game saw Punjab successfully chasing 176 runs on board with ease which means it is a good surface to bat. The average first innings score at this venue is 164 and chasing the target is easier on this venue.
Matches won batting first – 22
Matches won bowling first – 27
Average 1st Inns scores – 164
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
Here’s how the two sides may lineup –
KXIP Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – KL Rahul
Batsmen – C Gayle, Sarfraz Khan, M Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, D Miller
All-rounder – R Ashwin
Bowlers – M Ashwin, Andrew Tye, M Shami, Hardus Viljoen
DC Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Rishabh Pant
Batsmen – Prithvi Shaw, S Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, C Ingram, Hanuma Vihari
All-rounder – Chris Morris
Bowlers – Kagiso Rabada, Harshal Patel/Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane/T Boult
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
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
Wicketkeeper: Both KL Rahul and R Pant will be right picks in wicketkeeper
Power-hitters: C Gayle, P Shaw, D Miller, S Iyer, M Agarwal
All-rounder: R Ashwin and C Morris are the only safest bets in this section
Bowlers: Andrew Tye and K Rabada are the two key bowlers from both sides. M Shami and A Mishra can be crucial due to their experience
DC wins the toss and opts to bowl first
One change for DC – Avesh Khan comes in for A Mishra
Chris Gayle is not playing today. Sam Curran comes in his place
The final update will be provided at the time of toss. Don’t forget to check!
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