DC vs KXIP Today match prediction: The second match of the 2020 edition of IPL will see 2 exciting team with a lot of youngsters taking field as Shreyas Iyer led Delhi Capitals will be locking horns with India's newest white ball wicket keeper in KL Rahul led Kings XI Punjab. Both the teams have enough future prospects in them to make this clash a mouth-watering clash and there wont be any shortage of high-octane action in this match.
In the 24 games that these two teams have played against each other, 10 is won by Delhi capitals and 14 games are won by Kings XI Punjab. Both the teams have won one each in the previous edition and the rivalry between these teams are at its peak.
Let us analyse the strengths and weaknesses of Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab and will also make our today IPL match prediction
Delhi Capitals (DC)
They have a well balanced top and middle order that could destroy any bowling attack on their day. They have 3 left hand batsmen and 2 right hand batsmen in their top 5 which is a perfect combination to tackle any kind of bowling attack. They have the most important aspect in quality spinners which is the utmost important factor for low and slow wickets in UAE
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
Kings XI have managed to assemble all the missing pieces in this year’s auction and is one of the well rounded sides in this year’s IPL. They have plenty of options to choose from and the most important thing for them will be to play the right XI and back the XI throughout the tournament. They have one of the shrewdest cricketing minds in Anil Kumble as the head coach who has already won an IPL title as a coach with MI. His experience will be highly valuable to this setup.
Delhi Capitals (DC)
Their lower middle order is the worst lineup in the IPL 2020. They don’t have a proven finisher to back their dynamic top 5 which is a huge drawback for them in this year’s tourney. They also don’t have an able partner for Kagiso Rabada to bowl at death overs.
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
The inexperienced spin bowling attack is one thing that might haunt them in the longer run. They have lots of options to choose from which might even backfire. They will be wanting Mohammad Shami to improve his economy rate at the death as well as with the new ball. He has not so good economy rate at the moment.
Form guide (coming into the tournament)
Record at Dubai in T20 format
DC: 1 loss and 1 win from 2 games
KXIP: 1 win from 1 game
Delhi Capitals playing 11
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Keemo Paul/Daniel Sams/Anrich Nortje, Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada
Kings XI Punjab playing 11:
KL Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Krishnappa Gowtham, Murugan Ashwin/Ravi Bidhnoi, Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman, Mohammad Shami, Sheldon Cottrell
DC vs KXIP who will win today match prediction?
This match will be a contest of young guns and 2 of the potential future Indian captains leading their respective side. It will all boil down to the team that is handling their nerves better.
According to the betting sites we can predict who will win today match, Delhi Capitals are winning the game as odds are tilted towards DC
Bet 365: DC- 1.72, KXIP- 2.10
Betway: DC- 1.61, KXIP- 2.20
DC vs KXIP Dream11 team for today’s match
This match involves lots of superstars and will make it difficult for the fantasy players to pick all players. The following players can be good picks for dream11 prediction fantasy teams for DC vs KXIP match.
Lokesh Rahul: The elegant and dynamic right hand batsman from Karnataka is the best T20 player from India. He is the highest ranked Indian batsman in T20Is and he has been scoring runs in buckets in the previous two seasons of IPL. He has cored 593 runs at an average of 53 in 2019 edition and will be looking to carry that form into this year as well.
Rishabh Pant: The pocket dynamite should be an obvious pick in the fantasy teams. He will be hungry to prove his worth and has a point to prove in this season. He is the best batsman from India as far as IPL is concerned in the last 2 years or so as he has unbelievable strike rate in all the phases of the game.
Kagiso Rabada: He missed the purple cap by just one wicket as he ended the season with 25 wickets in 2019. He took 19 wickets at death whivh is almost 75% of his total wicket tally. He is sure to get handful of wickets at death overs for sure.
Other picks: Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mayank Agarawal, and Sarfaraz Khan all can be utility picks in your fantasy teams. The Afghan spin bowling sensation Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman can be a quality pick (if he plays) for grand leagues.