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IPL 2020 – Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC) – Preview


Another exciting matchup is coming up in the 13th edition of the Dream 11 Indian Premier League, in the match number 38 of the IPL 2020 season, Delhi Capitals will take on the Kings XI Punjab at Dubai International Stadium in Dubai.

Delhi and Punjab have played the second match of the IPL 2020 season, that match went all the way to the Super Over, and in the end, it was Delhi Capitals who sealed the win.

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While KXIP have been unlucky at times and their performances have been below par in some matches, they will rejoice after their super bowling performance in the super over while defeating the defending champs, Mumbai Indians in a double super over thriller on Sunday night.

KXIP – Kings XI Punjab – Team’s Preview

Kings XI Punjab had to hold their nerves in winning their last encounter against Mumbai Indians. This win in the second super over was mainly because of Mohd Shami who bowled a great spell and defended just six runs in front of Rohit and De Kock.

Now, Kings XI, Punjab will have to win all of their matches if they want to qualify for the playoffs stages and their net run rate is also not reasonable after few hammering defeats in the tournament, so to stay in the contention KXIP should keep winning.

All the pressure will be on KXIP because Delhi Capitals can stay calm, the Capitals are the table toppers of this IPL 2020 points table with 14 points. DC has just lost two matches from nine games played so far.

So, all the onus will be on Punjab to do well. They will want their batsmen to come good. In the last match again was their skipper KL Rahul who batted very well. KXIP didn’t have a perfect start which they had in the previous innings. In the last match, Mayank was out for just 11 runs while Gayle could only 24 runs, and with that, the disappointment on Glenn Maxwell continued after he was dismissed on a golden duck.

KXIP will want their top three batters in-form just like they were in the previous games. The batting of Punjab will evolve around Rahul, Mayank and Gayle. Even if one batsman among these three performs then also KXIP will struggle in their innings because they don’t have a firm middle order.

Bishnoi and M Ashwin have done well for them. But they are still inexperienced at the IPL level. Experienced Mujeeb will come handy on the slow and turning tracks.

Shami was brilliant the other night and KXIP will want him to continue this poor throughout the tournament. They will also want Jordan and Arshdeep Singh to be lethal as Shami in the next matches which will help to win games and stay in the contention of qualifying for the playoff berth.

The Probable Predicted Playing XI Of Kings XI Punjab – KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

DC – Delhi Capitals – Team’s Preview

The Capitals are sitting pretty on top of the table. Their batting was the one which took to a great win against Chennai Super Kings on Saturday night. There are some issues in the batting department that might worry them.

The form of Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane and Alex Carey is a concern. They aren’t getting those good starts because currently there is no show from Shaw. In the last three innings, Shaw has scored two ducks and just four runs. DC can qualify for the playoffs, but they need Shaw to fire.

The middle-order has looked weak since the arrival of Rahane and Carey. Shreyas Iyer is the leader of the batting department, and he has been under pressure because Rahane and Carey haven’t been performing.

Then the fast bowlers like Rabada and Nortje have been brilliant. Kagiso is the King of the bowling department of DC. He has picked up the most wickets to his name, and he is also the holder of Purple cap pf the tournament.

Tushar Deshpande is another fast bowler who has impressed a lot with the spin batting all-rounders Ashwin and Axar.

The Probable Predicted Playing XI of Delhi Capitals –  Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

Star Sports Networks will broadcast the 36th match, and live streaming will also be available on HOTSTAR mobile application Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at 7.30 PM IST, 2.00 PM GMT and 6.00 PM Local.







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