The second match of the Indian Premier League 2020 will feature the clash of the Shreyas Iyer led Delhi Capitals and Kings Xl Punjab. Delhi Capitals definitely have the momentum in their side as they are coming into the tournament back of an Eliminator finish.
The Delhi Capitals team have been a confident one ever since the Australian legend Ricky Pointng took over the captain and will be looking forward to having a winning start to the IPL 2020 campaign.
The Kings Xl Punjab failed to make it to the playoffs last time after finishing after sixth in the league stages. The team would look to do better this time under the captaincy of K.L Rahul and will be hoping the verteran Chris Gayle gets going.
Match Toss Time: 17:30 Local (19:00 IST)
Match Time: 18:00 Local (19:30 IST)
Match Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
The weather is reported to clear with no forecast of rain. The temperature is expected to reach 35 degrees with average temperature of 33 degrees throughout. The Middle-East is known to experience high humidity levels and a humidity of up to 63% is predicted during the match. In all, the game is likely to take place in hot and humid conditions.
The due is also expected to play a role later in the Evening.
The Pitch is expected to behave the same throughout the game. With no grass covering at all and the short boundaries at Dubai. The pitch is expected to be the ultimate batting heaven for the Batsman. The pitch does not have anything to offer for the pacers as seen before and is likely to aid the spinners at times. With due playing a factor later, the team winning the toss would prefer to chase.
With the quarantine restrictions being relaxed for the players Glenn Maxwell is likely to feature in the Playing Xl for the Kings Xl Punjab. Delhi Capitals too seem a fully fit side with only the issue being the selection between the youngster Prithvi Shaw and Ajinkya Rahane. The team is likely to go ahead with Shaw given his current form with Rahane playing the role of the back-up opener.
Probable Playing Xl:
Delhi Capitals (DC)- Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(C), Shimron Hetmyer, Rishabh Pant(wk), Marcus Stoinis, Keemo Paul, Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada.
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) - KL Rahul (C & Wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Glenn Maxwell, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sheldon Cottrell, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ravi Bishnoi.
Delhi Capitals vs Kings Xl Punjab Fantasy Team
K.L Rahul(C), Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant (WK and VC), Mayank Agarwal, Shimron Heytmer, Chris Gayle, Glenn Maxwell, Kagiso Rabada, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammad Shami
Captain Picks: K.L Rahul, Chris Gayle
Vice Captain Picks: Rishabh Pant, Glenn Maxwell
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