IPL 2019, DC vs KKR Team build-up Highlights: In the second double header matchday in the Indian Premier League, Kings XI Punjab take on Mumbai Indians in Mohali and Delhi Capitals are at home to face Kolkata Knight Riders. KKR currently occupy top spot in the standings with DC third, KXIP fifth and MI sixth. All teams have played two matches each and all three, bar KKR, have won one, lost one.
KXIP vs MI will be the first match of the day with R Ashwin-captained Punjab playing their first home game of the season. They’ve been embroiled in controversy in both their opening matches and would hope for a ‘cleaner’ outcome this time around.
In the evening fixture, Kolkata would look to get their away journey on a positive note after winning two in two at home. Fixture tonight against Delhi is their first of four straight away matches before they head home.
IPL 2019 KXIP vs MI and DC vs KKR Build up Highlights:
In case you are wondering, Sunil Narine is out with an injury. This means KKR will have to find a new opening partner for Chris Lynn, which, by the looks of it, will be Nitish Rana.
Chris Lynn, Nitish Rana, Robbie Uthappa, Nikhil Naik, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Colin Ingram, Hanuma Vihari, Chris Morris, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Harshal Patel
Delhi Capitals win the toss, elect to bowl first
So, just like in their previous match, KKR will be setting the score. Andre Russell may have left the lasting impression, understandably so, but one shouldn't forget that KKR's batting lineup looked ominously good in the match. Will DC be able to skittle them out before they put the game out of their hands?
There were intermittent showers in Delhi hours before the match but it seems to be all clear now. Toss should be on time.
It has been good going for Kings XI Punjab thus far. Chris Gayle smashed 40 off 24 balls and then Mayank Agarwal took it one step further with 43 off 21. Now, opener KL Rahul is in the middle with David Miller. LIVE
They ended their innings on 176/7. Quinton de Kock was the standout with 60 runs but otherwise, it has pretty much been even contributions accross the board.
Kings XI Punjab Playing XI: Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Andrew Tye
Mumbai Indians Playing XI: Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
KXIP: One change. Murugan Ashwin comes in place of Varun Chakravarthy
Ashwin spins the coin, tails is the call and it has come out heads. KXIP opt to bowl
IS Bindra Stadium record
Numbers game from Mohali:
Avg 1st inn score: 184
Avg 2nd inn score:175
Highest Total: 211/4 (19.1 Ov) by IND vs SL
Highest Chased: 211/4 (19.1 Ov) by IND vs SL
Lowest Defended: 180/5 (20 Ov) by NZ vs PAK
Michael Slater with the pitch report: "The average first-innings score is 169. The average bounce here over the last three years hasn't been that great when you compare with a stadium like Wankhede. There might not be much pace or bounce to work with although batting should still be alright if you dig in. Slower balls when not pitched fuller can be handy as Andrew Tye has shown."
KXIP at home: Kings XI Punjab won all three matches they played at the IS Bindra Stadium in IPL 2018.
MI at IS Bindra Stadium: Mumbai Indians have won their last four matches at the IS Bindra Stadium; the last time they lost a match at the venue was eight years ago!
Played – 22
Kings XI Punjab – 10
Mumbai Indians won – 12
A message from Preity Zinta
KXIP co-owner Preity Zinta has a message for all KXIP fans...
Our co-owner, @realpreityzinta, is happy that all our home games are taking place in Mohali and expects all of you to be there as we play our first home game today. 💯🙌🏽 #SaddaPunjab #SaddaSquad #KXIPvMI #KXIP #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/cMY5zddTh3— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) March 30, 2019
Previous match XI
KXIP and MI's playing XI in the previous match:
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, R Ashwin, Varun Chakravarthy, Hardus Viljoen, Andrew Tye, Mohammed Shami.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah.
KXIP probable playing XI: KL Rahul(wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen/Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Varun Chakravarthy/Ankit Rajpoot, Mohammed Shami, Andrew Tye.
MI probable playing XI: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah
Aakash Chopra on KXIP-MI
Commentator and pundit Aakash Chopra on the upcoming KXIP vs MI match. A quick tweet on both teams with toss about two hours away...
#MI have no worries. If they keep fielding the playing XI that played the last game, they’ll win a lot of games. Just that I’d also like to get Pandya brothers more involved with the bat...bat a tad higher. #KXIPvMI #IPL— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 30, 2019
Team news - MI
With a day between two games, MI didn't practice on Friday. It seems unlikely that they will change the winning combination after beating RCB. Keep an eye out for Yuvraj Singh who returns 'home'
Team news - KXIP
KL Rahul was first to hit the nets in Mohali with the opener yet to get going in the IPL. For the hosts, major reason for concern is the lack of a sixth bowling option and it has been compounded by the fact that Moises Henriques has stayed back in Australia to participate in the Sheffield Shield final. They could bring in Mujeeb Ur Rahman for Hardus Viljoen and replace Varun Chakravarthy with Ankit Rajpoot.
Craig McMillan, KXIP's fielding coach: "We will have a very settled squad right throughout the IPL. We haven't got too many guys coming and going; some of the other sides will have to deal with that. Part of Mike Hesson's master plan was to keep a settled squad"
KXIP vs MI
What to expect? Expect a flat, hard-rolled pitch with a lot of singles/twos/threes on either side of the wicket. And the big lofts straight down the ground. The temperatures are set to be around 30 degrees, with no chance of rain.
IPL 2019 Live
Hello and Good Morning! Welcome to our continued live coverage of the Indian Premier League. Today's double header sees Kings XI Punjab playing their first home game of the season against Mumbai Indians.
In the evening, Kolkata Knight Riders will play their first away game of the season at Feroz Shah Kotla against Delhi Capitals.