The southpaw opens the batting alongside youngster Prithvi Shaw.
Both these players can give a strong start for DC.
Ajinkya Rahane follows suit at number three.
He has been in good touch with the bat.
Shreyas Iyer and wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson come in the middle order.
It's a loaded batting unit.
A three-man all-round department adds the balance
We have gone in with three all-rounders to provide impetus in this line-up. Chris Morris will have a crucial role to play for DC. The veteran South African is joined by Axar Patel, who has bowled consistently. Teenage sensation Riyan Parag features as well.
Shreyas Gopal leads the bowling unit
Shreyas Gopal is our choice as the vice-captain of this fantasy XI team.
He has picked up wickets throughout the season and took a hat-trick in the previous match against RCB.
He can score some important runs in the lower middle order as well.
We have selected two prime pacers in the form of Oshane Thomas and Ishant Sharma.
Predicted starting XI and possible winners
Predicted DC starting XI: Dhawan, Shaw, Iyer (captain), Pant (wk), Ingram, Axar, Morris, Mishra, Ishant, Boult and Lamichhane.
Predicted RR starting XI: Rahane (captain), Samson (wk), Livingstone, Turner, Parag, Binny, Gowtham, Gopal. Unadkat, Thomas and Aaron.
It will be a close contest on offer at the Kotla.
But we feel that the hosts will get through with the quality on offer.