DC Vs KXIP Dream11 Team: Delhi Capitals will face Kings XI Punjab in the first North Indian derby of IPL 2020. KXIP has, so far, dominated the head to head battle between these two teams as they have won 14 out of the 24 games they have played against DC.
The match will take place at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium and will start at 07:30 PM IST. The weather forecast says it’s going to be a hot, sunny day in Dubai as expected in the Middle East at this time of the year.
Since KXIP had not made it to the playoffs last season, they faced DC only twice. The win-loss record of both these teams against each other in IPL 2019 was 1-1.
Out of the 61 T20 internationals that have been played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, 34 have been won by the teams batting first, while 26 have been won by the teams batting second. One has ended in no result.
The average first innings score at this venue is 144, while the average second innings score is 122.
DC Vs KXIP Who Will Win Dream11 Prediction
DC is easily one of the two strongest teams in the tournament along with Mumbai Indians. While KXIP has also got a bunch of talented players, it’s going to very difficult for them to get past DC this time around.
DC playing 11 (expected): Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Marcus Stoinis, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Anrich Nortje
KXIP playing 11 (expected): Chris Gayle, KL Rahul (C), Mayank Agarwal, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Pooran, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi
Rishabh Pant: Rishabh Pant might be someone who bats in the middle order and doesn’t generally get as many deliveries as the top order players, but the rate at which he bats, even if he walks out to bat in the second half of the innings, he can finish as the top scorer of the innings.
KL Rahul: KL Rahul is the highest-ranked Indian batsman in the T20 internationals and given his form in white-ball cricket in the last one year or so, he can be a perfect pick as the captain of your Dream11 team.
Kagiso Rabada: Kagiso Rabada was easily the best fast bowler of the previous edition of the IPL as he had grabbed a total of 25 wickets at an average of just 14 and a strike rate of just 11, which meant he was taking almost 2 wickets every game.
Mujeeb ur Rahman: Mujeeb has just returned from CPL 2020 where he troubled almost everyone he came across. The Afghan mystery spinner finished the CPL with 16 wickets at an economy rate of less than 6 per over. The pitches in UAE will suit Mujeeb’s style of bowling and if he is accurate with his areas, he can do a lot of damage with the ball in IPL 2020 as well.