DC vs KXIP Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – IPL 2020, Match 2
Glenn Maxwell has a fabulous IPL record in the UAE. He scored 300 runs here back in 2014.
Updated - Sep 20, 2020 7:15 pm
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Mohit Sharma
Kings XI Punjab:
Lokesh Rahul (wk)(c), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran, Krishnappa Gowtham, Chris Jordan, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami
The 2nd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between the Delhi Capitals and the Kings XI Punjab at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.
This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
The Delhi Capitals will square off against the Kings XI Punjab in the 2nd game of the IPL 2020. Led by two young captains, both these sides will look forward to starting off on a positive note. However, even before they step on to the field, both Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul have got some important questions to answer.
Finding the right combination for the opening game of the tournament will be a challenge. There are plenty of options available for both these sides. However, the calm heads of Ricky Ponting and Anil Kumble in respective camps should ease down the burden on the young skippers. Historically, Punjab has had a slight upper hand against Delhi and thus they would like to maintain that record going forward.
DC vs KXIP Match 2 Weather Report
It will be a clear sunny day in Dubai on Sunday. The temperatures will range in the early 30s while the humidity levels will also be quite high. Moreover, there will be a gentle breeze blowing around.
The pitches at this venue tend to be slow and hence could test the batsmen. Chasing seems to be difficult at this venue. But the humidity levels could quicken the pitch slightly. Also, the dew might come into play during the 2nd innings.
Average first innings score: 138 (Last four T20Is played at this venue)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 3, Tied – 0
Injury and Availability News:
England and Australia players who arrived in Dubai from Manchester would have completed their 36 hours of quarantine before the scheduled start of this game. Hence, they would be available for this match in all likelihood.
DC vs KXIP Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw/Ajinkya Rahane, Shimron Hetmyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Harshal Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Amit Mishra.
Bench: Prithvi Shaw/Ajinkya Rahane, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Keemo Paul, Daniel Sams, Alex Carey, Ishant Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Avesh Khan, Tushar Despande, Anrich Nortje.
Kings XI Punjab:
KL Rahul (c), Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, Glenn Maxwell, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Sheldon Cottrell/Chris Jordan.
Bench: Chris Gayle, Harpreet Brar, Tajinder Singh, Deepak Hooda, James Neesham, Simran Singh, Sheldon Cottrell/Chris Jordan, Karun Nair, Ishan Porel, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Murugan Ashwin, Jagadeesha Suchith, Hardus Viljoen.
DC vs KXIP Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
KL Rahul scored 562 runs in 13 innings last season at an average of 51 and a strike rate of 143. He also registered 6 fifties.
Glenn Maxwell is in top form with the bat and also got a century in the 3rd ODI against England. He can come handy with the ball too.
Shreyas Iyer mustered 463 runs in 16 matches last year. He is expected to raise the bar further this year.
Shikhar Dhawan scored 521 runs in 16 matches in IPL 2019. He could have a big role to play on the UAE pitches.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – KL Rahul, Glenn Maxwell, Ravichandran Ashwin
Vice-Captain Options – Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for DC vs KXIP Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul (c)
Batters – Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (vc), Mayank Agarwal
All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell, Krishnappa Gowtham
Bowlers – Kagiso Rabada, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for DC vs KXIP Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran
Batters – Shikhar Dhawan (vc), Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal
All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell (c)
Bowlers – Kagiso Rabada, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravichandran Ashwin
Rishabh Pant can be a very good option as a multiplier. But the left-hander can blow hot and cold and thus it is better not to pick him as your multiplier for Dream11 Fantasy, at least in the first game.
Today’s DC vs KXIP Probable Winners:
The Kings XI Punjab are expected to win this game.