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Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab, free match prediction 20 Sep 2020

20 Sep 2020 | 19:30 | Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE
157/8 in 20.0 7.85 winner
157/8 in 20.0 7.85

Delhi Capitals Vs Kings XI Punjab betting odds

DC

1.80

KXIP

1.90

Toss Winner - Kings XI Punjab won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Delhi Capitals beat Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets

Kings XI Punjab’s test of character in season opener against Delhi Capitals

  • Delhi Capitals has a very strong batting line-up and they bat deep which is a big advantage for them
  • Kings XI Punjab’s bowling attack lacks depth and this can pose a problem on a flat surface where the bowlers are likely to go for runs
  • Kings XI Punjab would miss many of its key players who are busy with their national sides at the moment

Delhi Capitals to win

  • Tournament: Indian Premier League 2020
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE
  • Toss: To Bat

Indian Premier League 2020

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Chennai Super Kings 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.331
Delhi Capitals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kolkata Knight Riders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kings XI Punjab 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Royal Challengers Bangalore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rajasthan Royals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrisers Hyderabad 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mumbai Indians 1 0 1 0 0 0 -0.331
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
2 0.331 1 1 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 -0.331 1 0 1 0 0
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Match Preview

It is the second game of the IPL 2020 and the Delhi Capitals would be up against the Kings XI Punjab. Delhi Capitals had a great season in the last edition and they have a team of young and promising players. For Kings XI, the last few seasons have only been about their struggle. There has been a constant change in the side which has hurt their balance. They will need to fire as a unit to start the season with a win. 

This will be the first game for both the teams and hence there would be pressure on both the camps to perform. Delhi Capitals have a good mix of all-rounders and this adds depth to their batting as well as bowling. It will be interesting to see if Kings XI is able to make good use of its resources in the game and start the season with a win.  

Teams Preview

Delhi Capitals Preview

Shreyas Iyer’s side had a great season last year but they couldn’t overcome the challenge posed by Chennai Super Kings in the 2nd Qualifier to finish third in the season. With a young team that has several exciting players, Iyer would be looking for a positive start this season. Having retained their core team from last year he would be looking for a good show from his team. 

The side had a strong opening pair in Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw and both these players had done well last season and shall be looking to provide a positive start. Ajinkya Rahane, Iyer and Shimron Hetmyer solidify the middle order for the side. With Rishab Pant, Keemo Paul and Ravichandran Ashwin in the finishers’ role, the side bats deep and shall look to put up a big score. 

Kagiso Rabada and Ishant Sharma form a formidable new ball pair and they will look to trouble the Kings XI batsmen in the early overs of the game. Sandeep Lamichhane and Keemo Paul are fresh from their success in the CPL and make the bowling attack very strong. Ravichandran Ashwin’s experience in this format is a huge bonus for the side ahead of the game. 

Best Batsman – Shikhar Dhawan 
Best Bowler – Kagiso Rabada 

 

Delhi Capitals Predicted Playing XI:

Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishant Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Keemo Paul

Delhi Capitals Actual Playing XI:

Anrich Nortje, Ravichandran Ashwin, Marcus Stoinis, Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Kagiso Rabada, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Axar Patel, Shimron Hetmyer, Mohit Sharma

Kings XI Punjab Preview

Lokesh Rahul would be taking charge of the side this season and he will look for a positive start in this game. Kings XI has been struggling for more than five seasons where they have always been poor starters in the tournament. The side would be missing out on some of their key players who are busy with their national sides. Rahul would look to maximize the use of his resources in the game. 

Chris Gayle and skipper Lokesh Rahul make a formidable opening pair and they will need to get the side off to a quick start in this game. Nicholas Pooran did well in the CPl and shall look to repeat that magic here. Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh and Sarfaraz Khan strengthen the batting. With Karun Nair to follow the side has good strength in its batting unit. 

They will look for a good start with the new ball from Mohammed Shami and Sheldon Cottrell. Both these bowlers hit the deck hard and can generate good pace from the surface. The spin bowling attack is very strong with Murugan Ashwin and Mujeeb ur Rahman and they will look forward to troubling the Delhi Capitals’ batsmen in this game. 

Best Batsman – Lokesh Rahul  
Best Bowler – Sheldon Cottrell  

 

Kings XI Punjab Predicted Playing XI:

Lokesh Rahul (c), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Mandeep Singh, Sheldon Cottrell, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan

Kings XI Punjab Actual Playing XI:

K Gowtham, Sarfaraz Khan, Karun Nair, Sheldon Cottrell, Mohammed Shami, Lokesh Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Glenn Maxwell, Mayank Agarwal

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%

Weather Conditions

The skies over Dubai would be clear on September 20 and we would have a good game on our hands. There is little on this surface for the fast bowlers as batsmen can play their strokes on the up. We expect this one to be a high scoring contest and the side that bats first in this game would be eying a score in the range of 175-180 runs to feel comfortable here.  

Venue Details

Dubai International Cricket Stadium is a high-scoring venue where the pitch is a paradise to bat on and the outfield is very quick. Fast bowlers have always struggled here as there isn’t much for them on the surface. Spinners have enjoyed a good record as the ball turns sharply and also tends to stop on the batsmen.

Toss: To Bat

This is a high scoring venue where the batsmen can play their strokes easily and over the years we have seen big scores being set here. Most teams have won batting first at this venue and thus we see either of the captains opting to bat first upon winning the toss in this game. 

Winning Prediction

It is the first game of the season for both the teams and hence there would be pressure on both the camps to do well. Kings XI Punjab would be missing out on some of their biggest names in this game as these guys are busy representing their national sides and this is a huge shortcoming as of now. Delhi Capitals are a much better side on paper and have more resources in the batting and bowling departments. This will make them favorites going into this game.

Delhi Capitals to win

Author: S. Bhatarjee