The Delhi Capitals have been utterly sensational in IPL 2020 with fourteen points out of a possible eighteen. Apart from their star-studded bowling unit, Shikhar Dhawan has led the way with three consecutive fifty-plus scores in IPL 2020. Adding Shreyas Iyer and Marcus Stoinis into the equation only sweetens the deal.
As for their opponents, the Kings XI Punjab, they are in a race against time to make the top four. Despite sitting in the bottom half of the table for most of the IPL, they come into this game on the back of two stunning wins, including a morale-boosting victory against MI during the weekend. With KL Rahul going strong at the top of the order, KXIP are firing on all cylinders at the right time as they launch a late bid for a top-four spot.
The previous contest between the two sides ended up in a Super Over thriller, with Marcus Stoinis holding his nerve with bat and ball. Nevertheless, both teams are well-matched on paper with momentum also on their sides coming into this game. With two valuable points on offer, we should be in for a cracking contest in Dubai.
Date: 20th October 2020
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE
Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
Pitch and Conditions:
The pitch in Dubai has been an excellent one for batting and run-making hasn’t been all that tough by any means. But the fast bowlers and spinners have also performed to expectations thus far. The temperature will be around the 31 degrees Celsius mark with the humidity in the mid-40s. Teams batting first have tasted quite a bit of success and hence, chasing can be avoided by the sides.
Although dew could play a part in the second innings, both teams will ideally look to bat first with the pitch slowing down as the game progresses.
Head to Head Stats:
Matches Played: 26, KXIP Won: 14, DC Won: 12, NR: 0
KXIP Expected Playing XI:
KL Rahul (C & WK), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin/Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh.
DC Expected Playing XI:
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane/Shimron Hetmyer, Shreyas Iyer (C), Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk)/Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.
KXIP vs DC Match Prediction:
Both teams are coming back from back to back wins and would be eager to make it three wins in three games. We make our predictions after calculating each and every aspect of the match that is why we are the best tipper of IPL. Kings XI Punjab might have won two games but they still are very much dependent on KL Rahul. Other players need to step in if they’re to go the distance. Shikhar Dhawan has been in impeccable form and will be the biggest threat for the Punjab bowlers. For more and assured free IPL betting tips keep visiting our website throughout the IPL 2020.