KXIP vs DC: Match preview, stats, pitch report and more
The IPL 2019 is in its second week now.
With both the teams scripting two victories out of three matches, it would be interesting to see which franchise reigns supreme in this tie.
We analyze further in this match preview.
Both sides coming of a victory
The story, so far, for both the sides has been the same.
KXIP won the opener against Rajasthan Royals but then lost to Kolkata Knight Riders.
They came back strong against Mumbai Indians to script their second victory of 2019.
DC too have pocketed two wins out of three. Notably, they clinched a Super Over thriller in their last tie, against KKR.
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KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw in focus
Among the players who could make an impact in this tie, KXIP's wicket-keeper batsman KL Rahul is likely to be in focus, courtesy his match-winning knock of 71* in the previous tie.
As for DC, opener Prithvi Shaw would be backed to come up with another match-winning knock, following a 55-ball 99 in the last game.
Further, playing XI is likely to remain unchanged.
KXIP enjoy an edge over DC
Talking about the head-to-head matches, they have met on 22 occasions in the IPL.
Out of 22, KXIP have managed to win 13, while the remaining nine have been won by DC.
Further, 20 of these matches have been played in India, where KXIP have won 12 and DC have emerged victorious eight times.
In Mohali, KXIP have won five out of six matches.
A sporting deck awaits in Mohali
The track in Mohali has always been known to suit batting.
However, this term it is presenting a sporting track, suited for both batsmen as well as bowlers.
Rahul's last knock of 71* was the proof that runs can be scored.
Nonetheless, it is also expected to turn as the day progresses.
Therefore, the side winning the toss would be looking to bat first.
Here's the predicted Playing XI
KXIP: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, Ravichandran Ashwin (captain), Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Andrew Tye.
DC: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Rishabh Pant, Colin Ingram, Hanuma Vihari, Chris Morris, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Harshal Patel, Amit Mishra.
Dream XI: Rahul, Gayle, Mayank, Iyer, Shaw, Ashwin, Morris, Murugan, Viljoen, Harshal, Lamichhane.
When, where and how to watch
Match: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Delhi Capitals (DC).
Venue: PCA Stadium, Mohali.
Time: 8 PM (IST).
Where to watch (TV): Star Sports 1, 2, Select 1 and other regional channels of Star Sports.
Where to watch (Online): Hotstar.
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