The clash of Punjab and Delhi is expected to be a nailbiting game with both the teams scoring big boundaries, (KXIP vs DC IPL).
Kings XI Punjab might have their tricks working so far in this installment of the Indian Premier League. In their last game against Mumbai Indians, they showed a big heart as they chased down a score of 177 runs in 18.4 overs and won the game by 8 wickets. The bowlers may be responsible for not being able to restrict Mumbai to a lower score but their batters covered up that so well. K L Rahul, once again, played an unbeaten innings of 71 runs in 57 balls and he was accompanied by Chris Gayle, who seemed to have writing off all his critics who said that he is getting too old to hit towering 6s in such a quick format of the game. His innings of 40 runs was established by four 6s and three 4s. The 53 runs partnership for the opening wicket gave Mayank Agarwal, to join in the party as KL Rahul guided Punjab safely to another win. After that win KXIP is on the 4th place on the points table after 3 games win 2 wins.
Delhi Capitals are surely having a turn around in their fate with their name change. From being Daredevils to Capitals, Delhi might have found their key to glory and that is Prithvi Shaw. The youngster has played some great innings in both the domestic and international formats of the game. In their last game when they hosted Kolkata Knight Riders, they knew it would not be an easy task and after KKR being sent to bat first, Delhi had a target of 186 runs to be chased in 20 overs. Prthivi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan came to open the bat for the Capitals and Shaw took charge of the game from the start. He was unfortunate to miss out an IPL century by 1 run but his contributions changed the course of the game. The game went on to the Super Over, where Delhi Capitals had the last laugh.
The ground of Punjab Cricket Association has always been favourable for batting and as the track gets slower, sometimes the spinners can change the game too.
It is going to be a bright day in Mohali with the maximum temperature of 32 degrees Celsius and there will be 32% humidity in the air with no chances of precipitation.
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We are betting on Delhi Capitals to win this game because they seem to have everything sorted out within their batting lineup.
bet365: Delhi Capitals – 4/5, KIngs XI Punjab– 1
Skybet: Delhi Capitals – 4/5, KIngs XI Punjab– 1
betfair: Delhi Capitals – 20/23, KIngs XI Punjab– 20/21
The books are predicting Delhi Capitals’ WIN.
Top KIngs XI Punjab batsmen – C Gayle, K L Rahul
Top Delhi Capitals batsmen – S Dhawan, P Shaw
Top KIngs XI Punjab bowlers – AJ Tye, M Ur Rahman
Top Delhi Capitals bowler – K Rabada, S Lamichhane
KIngs XI Punjab Playing 11: Lokesh Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, Ravichandran Ashwin, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Andrew Tye
Delhi Capitals Playing 11: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Colin Ingram, Hanuma Vihari, Harshal Patel, Chris Morris, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra