Description: DC Vs KXIP MyTeam11 Team Picks, Pitch Report, Probable Playing 11 And Match Overview: Perfect cliff-hanger awaits us this Sunday as neighbours Delhi and Punjab clash heads in the battle of the North.
When the schedule for the new edition of the Indian Premier League was released, today’s upcoming contest between Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab was eagerly awaited. Indian neighbours, these two sides have an added incentive when they step out to the middle for their season opener today.
This showdown between the two clubs from the North will see both the teams look to lay a stake to the Northern belt with a win today. Its clash which has traditionally always been contested with vigour and feistiness, some attributes which will be on show in abundance this Sunday.
For last season’s semi-finalists Delhi Capitals, emulating last season’s incredible form will be a tough task. The club’s transfer approach was a botched one with the side deciding to let go off spearhead Trent Boult in attack whilst roping in Ajinkya Rahane whose role in the side’s playing unit is still up in the air.
Elsewhere, for Kings XI Punjab, the period prior to the onset of the new season was one riddled with uncertainty and upheaval. After underachieving yet again in IPL last season, the side once again turned to changes in a bid to paper over the ever present cracks.
It saw them rope in KL Rahul as their new captain and Kumble as their new coach along with indulging in the pick of Maxwell and Andrich. The side will be wishing that this shuffle around finally unlocks the true potential of their side with this being the side that they finally come alive.
And we envision them getting off to a solid start today. The team’s repertoire of bowlers works in their favour on this wicket, one which should see them just about accrue two points from this one.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
This has been a surface which has not usually been conducive for the bats but being the first outing of the series, we should be in for relatively favourable batting conditions. The short boundaries and wetness steeping into the pitch as the match runs its race will lead the team winning the toss opting to bat first.
A typical hot day with the heat set to slightly dip as the match runs its course.
Record While Chasing
Win: 1 Defeats: 3
Probable Playing 11
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shimron Hetmyer, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Harshal Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Amit Mishra
Kings XI Punjab
KL Rahul (C), Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, Glenn Maxwell, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Sheldon Cottrell
Indian Premier League 2020
Match: Delhi Capitals Vs Kings XI Punjab
Date And Time: 20th September, Sunday- 7:30pm IST
Venue: International Cricket Stadium
Telecast: Star Sports 1,2, Hindi/HD, Disney+ Hotstar
Five Quiessential Players
- Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada
Kings XI Punjab
- Mayank Agarwal, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Sheldon Cottrell
DC Vs KXIP MyTeam11
His five hundred and sixty two runs last term included six fifties to see us make Kings XI Punjab’s newly appointed captain, KL Rahul our first pick for the forthcoming outing.
Delhi Capitals on the other hand will see us opt for the pick of wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant. He’s yet to justify the faith the club has reposed in him with him way too inconsistent and willing to throw his wicket away but his explosiveness once he settles into his groove makes him an instant pick.
Shreyas Iyer’s first season out as captain of Delhi Capitals saw him endure a solid season with the bat. In a batting contingent otherwise devoid of stability, he pulled off 463 runs in the season to help guide his side to the semi-finals.
Opener Shikhar Dhawan will be easing his way next to him for the affair. He had five hundred and twenty one runs in the league last time around and with these pitches set to play in the batsmen favour early on, the powerplay overs could see Dhawan score in quick time.
Chris Gayle is slowly looking to have reached the end of his career. He’s gone off the boil way too often across the last year but his ability to clobber any bowler when he gets going makes the Kings XI Punjab an ideal pick for us.
The side will also see us reign in Mayank Aggarwal given the solid year he’s had for India across the course of the last year.
Glen Maxwell has finished his quarantine period just in time to make his debut for Punjab today. And making a foray into the affair in the wake of a match winning century against England in the third ODI sees us snare him up instantly.
Delhi will meanwhile see us opt for new signing and old Punjab player, Ravichandran Ashwin for the affair. This pitch will favour his brand of bowling and with him more than capable of scoring a cameo late on, we have decided to induct him in our setup.
We begin this docket of our side with the selection of Kagiso Rabada from Delhi Capitals. With Boult having departed for Mumbai after being left in the cold by the club, the brunt of making early breakthroughs falls on Rabada, a role he’s more than adept of taking over.
Punjab on the other hand see us opt for Mohammed Shami. The pacer’s ability to work his speed and opt for the slower balls as he works his fingers around the ball could see him pull off some crucial wickets in the death overs.
Spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s line and length and ability to get the ball to grip and turn will see him complete the duo from Punjab.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We envision Gayle to open the sortie with aplomb to see him captain our side while Dhawan is the vice-captain.
Rahul, Pant, Iyer, Gayle, Mayank, Dhawan, Maxwell, Ashwin, Shami, Mujeeb, Rabada
Small League Team
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.