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IPL 2020: DC vs KXIP Predicted Playing 11: No Rahane or Gayle tonight

IPL 2020, DC vs KXIP Team Predicted Playing 11: Delhi Capitals take on Kings XI Punjab in the second match of IPL 2020.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: September 20, 2020 8:07:48 pm
IPL 2020, DC vs KXIP: Ricky Ponting vs Anil Kumble

IPL 2020, DC vs KXIP Team Predicted Playing 11: Ricky Ponting and Anil Kumble are arguably two of the biggest names in cricket and the dazzling array of talent in both the teams would seek to draw inspiration from their respective heavyweight coaches in their tournament opener. (FOLLOW THE MATCH LIVE)

Delhi Capitals seem to have a slight edge, more so in the spin department, with the trio of R Ashwin, Amit Mishra and Axar Patel streets ahead of their counterparts from the Mohali-based side. The match, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, will also be a face-off between skippers KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer, both seen as future India captaincy material.

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DC vs KXIP Predicted Playing 11:

19:14 (IST)20 Sep 2020
Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI):

KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran, Krishnappa Gowtham, Chris Jordan, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami

19:13 (IST)20 Sep 2020
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI):

Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Mohit Sharma

19:06 (IST)20 Sep 2020
DC 4 foreigners:

Kagiso Rabada, 10 Anrich Nortje, Shimron Hetmyer and Marcus Stoinis

19:04 (IST)20 Sep 2020
KXIP 4 foreigners:

Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran, Chirs Jordan, Sheldon Cottrell

19:03 (IST)20 Sep 2020
Toss in Dubai

KL Rahul wins the toss and elects to bowl first. Delhi will bat first

18:51 (IST)20 Sep 2020
Pitch Report

"It's a good looking wicket. Good covering of grass, the wicket should play like it did last night (in Abu Dhabi). The square boundaries are pretty big, so the batsmen need to be tactical. The average first innings total is 167 and the captain winning the toss would like to chase first,' observe Michael Slater and Kevin Pietersen.'

18:48 (IST)20 Sep 2020
DC vs KXIP | Milestones that can be achieved tonight

-- KL Rahul needs 23 runs to complete 2000 IPL runs
-- Chris Gayle is 16 short of 4500 IPL runs
-- 3 more scalps and Amit Mishra will complete 100 wickets for the Delhi franchise
-- Rishabh Pant needs 6 more sixes to complete 100 IPL sixes

18:48 (IST)20 Sep 2020
Points to Remember

Glenn Maxwell in form: Maxwell comes off the back of scores of 108 and 77 in two of three ODIs vs England.

Rahane likely to play tonight: Ricky Ponting said that Rahane is in the ‘mix of things’ for the first match

Rishabh Pant vs KXIP: Pant has played against KXIP on 7 times and has scored just 99 runs from 71 balls

Ishant Sharma not be fit for the game between Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab

18:29 (IST)20 Sep 2020
Chris Gayle is in the house
18:23 (IST)20 Sep 2020
Agree or Disagree ?
18:22 (IST)20 Sep 2020
How good was Glenn Maxwell?

When a part of the IPL was played in the UAE in 2014, Glenn Maxwell topped the run-charts with 300 runs, scoring at 12.08 RPO. Maxwell comes off the back of scores of 108 and 77 in two of three ODIs vs England. How will he fare for KXIP?

18:05 (IST)20 Sep 2020

Little less than an hour to go for the toss and team news from DC vs KXIP. Follow all the live updates of the match here.

18:00 (IST)20 Sep 2020
DC vs KXIP | Players to watch out for

For KXIP, KL Rahul means inspiration. In the last two seasons of the IPL, a red-hot Rahul burned up the charts with 659 in 2018 and 493 runs in 2019 respectively. He will be hoping for a third good IPL season on the trot to boost his confidence ahead of next year’s T20 World Cup. For DC, Rishabh Pant had a wonderful IPL last year, scoring 488 runs including an explosive 78 not out against Mumbai Indians. He is a player to watch out for and can trouble the KXIP bowling attack tonight.

KXIP Probable XI: 1 KL Rahul, 2 Chris Gayle, 3 Mayank Agarwal, 4 Sarfaraz Khan, 5 Nicholas Pooran, 6 Krishnappa Gowtham/Deepak Hooda, 7 Murugan Ashwin, 8 Mohammed Shami, 9 Ishan Porel, 10 Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman, 11 Sheldon Cottrell

DC Probable XI: 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 Prithvi Shaw, 3 Shreyas Iyer (Captain), 4 Ajinkya Rahane, 5 Rishabh Pant (WK), 6 Shimron Hetmyer, 7 R Ashwin, 8 Ishant Sharma, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Anrich Nortje, 11 Sandeep Lamichhane

17:50 (IST)20 Sep 2020
Buttler unavailable for RR for opener

Jos Buttler won't be available for Rajasthan Royals' first match of IPL 2020 against Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday as he is serving a mandatory quarantine having arrived in the UAE with his family.

17:40 (IST)20 Sep 2020
Who will be the Four Foreigners?



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17:21 (IST)20 Sep 2020
Fans backing KXIP to win?

"Expecting a KXIP win today against DC due to the strong overseas batting lineup and due to the slow track in UAE. An Anil Kumble Masterclass incoming," writes Animesh on social media. Do you agree?

17:05 (IST)20 Sep 2020
Must Watch!
17:01 (IST)20 Sep 2020
Will Rahane play tonight?

Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting said that India batsman Ajinkya Rahane’s spot in playing XI is not guaranteed. However, he did add that Rahane is in the ‘mix of things’ for the first match. "I have worked closely with him to improve his T20 batting but I have already had the conversation with him regarding this and as far as the first match goes he is certainly in the mix of things.”

16:51 (IST)20 Sep 2020
History in favour of KXIP

Kings XI Punjab have played 5 matches in UAE so far and won all those matches. However, on paper, it is the Delhi Capitals who look stronger of the two. Predict your winner wisely!

16:47 (IST)20 Sep 2020
How will the pitch play?

Delhi Capitals head coah Ricky Ponting says that the surface in Dubai pitch has a fair amount of grass covering thereby indicating that seamers might play a crucial role to play in the initial phase. But with Ishant Sharma injured Delhi might go in with Avesh Khan or Mohit Sharma as the Indian seamer.

On the batting front, the Capitals have one of the best assortments of India internationals, comprising Prithvi Shaw, Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, besides West Indian Shimron Hetmyer. In this scenario, India Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (strike-rate below 120), who was bought from Rajathan Royals, may be left out. The KXIP also boast of some of the finest clean hitters in the form of Chris Gayle, Glenn Maxwell and Rahul himself.

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