Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: IPL 2020 - Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab - Match 2
The 2nd match of the Indian Premier League 2020 will be played between Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai in the UAE.
Delhi Capitals will be the more confident team going into their first match of IPL 2020. The side is coming on the back of an Eliminator finish in IPL 2019 while Kings XI Punjab failed to make it to the playoffs.
In terms of the head to head record between the two sides, out of the 24 matches, Delhi Capitals have won 10 while Punjab have won 14. But this has to do more with the performance of both teams historically rather than current form.
KL Rahul is wearing several hats for Punjab this season. He has not only been made the skipper and will open the batting for the franchise but might also have to keep wickets in the absence of Nicholas Pooran. Rahul, predicted by many to end as the top run scorer in the tournament, will have a lot on his plate.
Chris Gayle will open the batting alongside him. Mayank Agrawal, Glenn Maxwell, Mandeep Singh and Sarfaraz Khan form Kings XI Punjab's middle order.
Their bowling will be led by Mohammed Shami and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, with Ishan Porel, Chris Jordan And Krishnappa Gowtham set to round off the attack.
Delhi Capitals will open with Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan, with Shreyas Iyer, Shimron Hetmyer and Rishabh Pant to follow. Marcus Stoinis and Axar Patel will be their all-rounders while Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin and Keemo Paul will be their leading bowlers.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) - KL Rahul (c & wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Glenn Maxwell, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sheldon Cottrell/Chris Jordan, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ishan Porel.
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.
Match Analytics and Odds
We think your cricket betting on this match should be with DC to win.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Delhi Capitals
Who will win? – Delhi Capitals
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Shikhar Dhawan (Delhi Capitals), KL Rahul (Kings XI Punjab)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Kagiso Rabada (Delhi Capitals), Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Kings XI Punjab)
Most Sixes – Rishabh Pant (Delhi Capitals), KL Rahul (Kings XI Punjab)
Man of the Match – Kagiso Rabada
Team Scores Batting first – Delhi Capitals 165+, Kings XI Punjab 150+
Match Handicap Delhi Capitals
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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