Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) figured out how to give themselves some breathing space, beating the Mumbai Indians (MI) in an exciting Super Over win in the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL). Be that as it may, KL Rahul and Co actually have work to do as they are set 6th in the points table.
From their next five games, KXIP needs at least three wins to get any opportunity of getting into the top four. They will face the Delhi Capitals (DC) on Tuesday, October 20 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The last time both teams met, the Capitals came out trumps in the one-over eliminator.
Shreyas Iyer’s DC is out of control, being on top of the points table with seven wins out of nine matches. Another victory will seal a spot in the playoffs.
Pitch report and conditions
The pitch in Dubai has been an incredible one for batting. Run-making hasn’t been too intense. However, the quick bowlers and spinners have additionally performed great.
The temperature will be around 31 degrees Celsius, with the stickiness during the 40s. Groups batting initially have tasted a considerable amount of progress and subsequently, chasing can be kept away by the sides.
Starting XIs for both KXIP and DC
Kings XI Punjab’s Probable XI
KL Rahul (C and WK), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin/Krishnappa Gowtham.
Delhi Capitals’ Probable XI
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (C), Marcus Stoinis, Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tushar Deshpande.
Top Performers from both KXIP and DC
KL Rahul – Kings XI Punjab
KL Rahul has been in riveting form. The right-hander has scored more than 500 runs in this season so far. He is also leading the race for the Orange Cap in IPL 2020.
He had scores of 74, 61*, and 77 in the last three games. In his past game versus DC, he oversaw just 21 runs. In any case, remembering concealed current form, he can end up being a beast power.
Kagiso Rabada – Delhi Capitals
Kagiso Rabada is on top of the Purple Cap race with 19 wickets from nine games and he is destined to end as the top wicket-taker. He bowls at an economy rate of 7.68; however, this is on the grounds that he bowls in the powerplay and at the death when the hitters attempt to go for the big hits. The last time the South African pacer played against DC, he stuck the out-of-form Glenn Maxwell and Krishnappa Gowtham.