KXIP vs DC Dream11 Prediction: Fresh from their super over heroics from the weekend, Kings XI Punjab will look to continue their momentum against the toppers Delhi Capitals today. KXIP are catching up with rest of the pack after a poor first half while DC will look to continue their march towards a top 2 finish. The match will be played at Dubai and another entertainer at ‘Ring of Fire’ is on the cards. We will preview KXIP vs DC Dream11 contest.
Kings XI Punjab were part of one of the greatest IPL matches and coming out on winning side would have been even sweeter for them. Bowling first, KXIP were in the game early as their bowlers ran through MI top order. After taking 3 wickets early, they gave MI a chance to rebuild with the innings with partnership between Krunal Pandya and Quinton de Kock. Both set a platform for the likes of Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard to launch. Mumbai posted 176 runs on the board thanks to late hitting by Kieron Pollard and Nathan Coulter-Nile. Mohammed Shami and Arshdeep Singh took a couple each for KXIP.
In reply, KL Rahul guided the chase for KXIP with valuable supports from Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran and Deepak Hooda. In the end, the match ended in a tie as Chris Jordan got run-out searching for the winning run. In the first super over, Mohammed Shami did an unthinkable as he defended 5 runs to force the match into another super over. KXIP were the better side in the second one as Chris Jordan, Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal secured two points for them.
Delhi Capitals are also coming from a close finish against Chennai Super Kings in their last match. Bowling first, DC bowlers did a reasonable job on a Sharjah pitch. Fast bowlers were particularly impressive as Anrich Nortje picked up two scalps while Kagiso Rabada and Tushar Deshpande hunted one each. CSK set a target of 180 against DC batsmen. Shikhar Dhawan anchored the chase with an unbeaten hundred as Shreyas Iyer and Marcus Stoinis chipped in during the middle overs. But crucial blows came from Axar Patel as he took Ravindra Jadeja on to hit 21 runs from just 5 deliveries and secured another win for the Capitals.
In head-to-head comparisons, the north Indian derby has been dominated by the men from Punjab historically. KXIP have won 14 matches while DC were victorious on 11 occasions. KXIP are leading by 3-2 against DC in their last 5 matches. In the first match this year, Delhi Capitals beat Kings XI Punjab in the super over after regular match ended in a tie.
Pitch and Conditions
Dubai is known to have a true surface during this year’s IPL and things haven’t changed significantly in the favor of bowlers even on used pitches. Scores are still hovering around 170 but bowlers will still have something to bowl on this pitch. Even with slight dew in later stages of the second innings, captains would want to bat first here.
Fixture name: Kings XI Punjab Vs Delhi Capitals, Match 38, IPL 2020
Competition: IPL 2020
Date: 20th October 2020
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Stadium: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Head to Head (Last 5 games)
Kings XI Punjab: 03, Delhi Capitals: 02, NR: 00
Points Table Standings
Kings XI Punjab: Matches- 9, Win- 3, Loss- 6, Points- 6, Standing- 7th
Delhi Capitals: Matches- 9, Win- 7, Loss- 2, Points- 14, Standing- 1st
Kings XI Punjab: WWLLL
Delhi Capitals: WWLWW
Last Match at the Venue
Mumbai Indians (176/6, 20 Overs) lost to Kings XI Punjab (176/6, 20 Overs) in Super Over, 18th October 2020.
Let’s take a look at the squad news and KXIP Vs DC Dream11 predictions for today’s encounter.
Kings XI Punjab Team News
KXIP Playing 11 (Probable)
Delhi Capitals Team News
DC Playing 11 (Probable)
KXIP vs DC Dream 11 Prediction Today Cricket Match
WK: KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran
Batsmen: Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer
All-rounders: Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ravichandran Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh
KXIP vs DC Gamezy Prediction Today Cricket Match
Wicket-keeper: KL Rahul, R Pant
Batsmen: M Agarwal, C Gayle, S Iyer,
All-rounder: M Stoinis, G Maxwell
Bowlers: K Rabada, R Bishnoi, A Singh, T Deshpande
Captain Choices: KL Rahul, M Stoinis
Vice-captain choices: S Iyer, M Agarwal
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As per our KXIP vs DC Today Match Prediction, Delhi Capitals are primed to win this encounter against Kings XI Punjab. Even without Rishabh Pant, DC are turning out to be very hard to beat. On the other hand, Kings have found some momentum into their campaign. With almost all the matches are like knock-outs for them, KXIP can still make a match out of this one if they play to their potential.