|Match Date:||1st April, Monday|
|Match Timing:||8:00 PM|
|Expected Crowd Turnout:||24,000|
|Match Venue:||PCA Stadium, Mohali|
The Match No. 13 of the VIVO Indian Premier League 2019 will see Kings XI Punjab welcome Delhi Capitals at Mohali. Both the team are in good form. Hosts Kings defeated an in-form Mumbai Indians by 8 wickets on Saturday.
Capitals, on the other hand, trounced KKR in a thrilling Super Over after the score had been locked at 185.
Here is the detailed analysis of the Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Capitals IPL match:
|Key Players in form||KXIP- David Miller, Mayank Agarwal
DC- Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer
|Weather Conditions||26℃, 38% Humidity, Winds up to 11 km/hr. No signs of rain.|
|Toss Advantage||Team chasing has won only four of the last 14 matches played at Mohali. Although KXIP won their last match chasing, it will be difficult to repeat the same feat tonight.|
|Pitch Conditions||Flat, High-scoring. It will be tricky to bat second.|
|Venue Stats||Average Total (2018): 182
Highest Total (2018): 197/7 (KXIP)
Last Match: MI 176/7 | KXIP 177/2
|Ground Size: Eden Gardens||Side Boundaries: 75 m, Straight Boundary: 79 m|
|KXIP- No major injuries to report.
DC- No injuries here as well.
|Home Advantage||Kings XI Punjab|
|Head-to-Head||KXIP 13 – 9 DC (0 Draw)|
|Form||KXIP – L L W L W
DC – W W W L W
Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Andrew Tye.
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Colin Ingram, Chris Morris, Amit Mishra, Rahul Tewatia, Sandeep Lamichhane, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada.
|Impact Players||Chris Gayle, Prithvi Shaw|
KXIP vs DC Dream11 Prediction
Kings XI Punjab had an impressive homecoming as they defeated an in-form Mumbai Indians by 8-wickets. After the battering at KKR, the team made a single change in their line-up, with Varun Chakravathi made way for Murugan Ashwin. That move worked as the latter was the best bowler in the KXIP jersey.
He grabbed two crucial wickets of Suryakumar Yadav and Yuvraj Singh to derail Mumbai’s hopes of posting a big total. Moreover, his economy-rate of 6.25 was also the best amongst his colleagues.
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However, the story of the match was KL Rahul’s match-winning knock of 71* that single-handedly won the match for the Kings. Rahul had been under immense pressure in the first couple of matches, having been dismissed for a mere 1-run on both the occasions. Nonetheless, after Chris Gayle had been dismissed early on, he needed to stick around build a partnership.
And the Indian wicket-keeper did exactly that. Rahul focused on collecting singles and letting his partners at other end do the hitting. Mayank Agarwal played a great cameo with an important knock of 43 runs from just 21 balls. Apart from their apparent struggles in the spin department, the team otherwise looks good to go.
Delhi Capitals had a blockbuster win at home against a highflying Kolkata Knight Riders. The hosts were in the driver’s seat in the first innings having reduced KKR to 44/4. However, their inability to dismiss Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell proved to be costly as the two took KKR’s total well past 180.
Nonetheless, DC’s batting, which has been their primary strength this season, again rose to the occasion with Prithvi Shaw the leader. Although the Mumbai youngster was unfortunate to miss his century by a single run, his innings helped DC draw the match.
Iyer, with 43 from 32, also batted well. Kagiso Rabada then utilized all his experience to help the hosts win the second match in three games in the epic super over.
DC’s batting is undoubtedly their biggest strength. However, if they can elevate their bowling performances, they can be the team to beat.
Since both the teams are so similar on paper, it is difficult to predict a winner between the two. Nonetheless, it feels that DC may have an edge here considering their superior depth.
Traditionally, the team batting first have had a clear advantage on the Mohali pitch. Thus, it is advised to change the squad according to the outcomings of the toss. Moreover, try to choose batsmen who can stick around and play sensible innings as Dinesh Karthik and KL Rahul did on Saturday.
KXIP vs DC Dream11 Prediction Team 1
Chris Gayle, Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Chris Morris, Murugan Ashwin, Henrikh Viljoen, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada.
KXIP vs DC Dream11 Prediction Team 2
Chris Gayle, Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, David Miller, Rishabh Pant, Chris Morris, Murugan Ashwin, Henrikh Viljoen, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada.