Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab, 2nd T20 Match Prediction 20 Sep 2020

Indian Premier League 2020

Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab, 2nd T20 Match Prediction

2020-09-21

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Delhi Capitals

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Kings XI Punjab

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Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

DC vs KXIP Prediction

Shoaib Z.

Delhi Capitals aim for a good start against Kings XI Punjab

  • Last year, Delhi Capitals lost to Chennai Super Kings in the Qualifier 2 of the competition.
  • Opener Shikhar Dhawan and pacer Kagiso Rabada were standout performers for Delhi Capitals in the previous edition of the league.
  • Last season, Kings XI Punjab failed to make it to the playoffs of the competition.

Expect Delhi Capitals beat Kings XI Punjab by a close margin.

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Match Preview

Delhi Capitals will take on Kings XI Punjab in the second game of 2020 Indian Premier League played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

Delhi Capitals will be looking to field their best combination for this opening fixture. Shreyas Iyer and co. will be keen to put up a strong show with bat and ball.

On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab will be hoping to turn their fortunes in this year’s competition. Since reaching the finals in 2014 season, Kings XI have struggled to make an impact in the competition.

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Teams Preview

Delhi Capitals

The franchise has signed Shimron Hetymer, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Anrich Nortje and Ravichandran Ashwin for this year’s competition. English duo of Jason Roy and Chris Woakes has pulled out of the competition due to personal reasons.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Swashbuckling opener Shikhar Dhawan was the standout performer for the side in the previous edition of the league. Left-hander finished the tournament as the leading run-scorer for Delhi Capitals with 521 runs at an average of 34.73 with five half-centuries to his name.

Besides Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer and Prithvi Shaw contributed consistently with decent scores in the previous edition of the league.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Kagiso Rabada, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ishant Sharma to make early inroads with the new-ball.

Pacer Kagiso Rabada was the standout bowler for the side in the previous edition of the tournament. He played a leading role in helping Delhi Capitals qualify for the playoffs of the competition. Rabada claimed 25 wickets in 12 outings at an economy rate of 7.82.

Delhi Capitals Predicted Playing XI

Shreyas Iyer (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant (wk), Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Kemo Paul, Sandeep Lamichhane, Amit Mishra.

Kings XI Punjab

Newly-appointed captain Lokesh Rahul will be hoping that the side can start their season on a decent note.

All-rounder trio of Glenn Maxwell, Krishnappa Gowtham and James Neesham have been signed by the franchise to increase their bench strength for this year’s competition.

In batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal to make notable contributions with the bat.

Last season, Opener Lokesh Rahul was the standout player in the batting department for Kings XI. Rahul was the leading run-scorer for the side in the competition with 593 runs in 14 outings at an average of 53.90 with one century and six half-centuries to his name.

Besides, Chris Gayle also had a decent season with the bat last year. The veteran accumulated 490 runs in 13 matches at an average of 40.83 with four half-centuries to his name.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Mohammad Shami, Mujeeb ur Rehman and Chris Jordan to make crucial breakthroughs in the initial Powerplay overs.

Last season, Mohammad Shami topped the bowling charts for Kings XI Punjab with 19 wickets to his name.

Kings XI Punjab Predicted Playing XI

Lokesh Rahul (captain), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Karun Nair, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohammad Shami, Chris Jordan, Mujeeb ur Rehman, Murugan Ashwin.

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 30 0 mm. 3.01 k/h From: E 0%
03h 30 0 mm. 3.15 k/h From: SE 0%
06h 34 0 mm. 1.91 k/h From: N 0%
09h 34 0 mm. 6.21 k/h From: NNW 0%
12h 33 0 mm. 5.7 k/h From: NNW 0%
15h 32 0 mm. 3.28 k/h From: NNE 0%
18h 31 0 mm. 0.07 k/h From: E 0%
21h 30 0 mm. 1.8 k/h From: NNW 0%

The wicket prepared for the game will be good for batting. Spinners will get help from the surface. The weather forecast for Sunday’s game is going to be clear skies in the evening.

Venue Details

Dubai International Cricket Stadium is going to host the 2nd IPL game between Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab.

Kings XI Punjab will take heart from the fact that they have a decent head-to-head against Delhi Capitals.

Toss Prediction

Both the sides will be looking to win the toss and bat first on this surface. Average first innings score at the venue is 144 runs.

Winning Prediction

Based on analysis of both the teams, Delhi Capitals will fancy their chances of beating Kings XI Punjab. Delhi Capitals seemed to have covered all the bases for this year’s competition and will be looking to put on a strong show in this contest.

 

Expect Delhi Capitals beat Kings XI Punjab by a close margin.

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