IPL 2019, Match 37, DC vs KXIP: Match Prediction – Weather Report, Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs and Live Streaming Details
On head to head count at the Kotla, Punjab and Delhi are locked on five victories each from 10 matches.
Updated - Apr 19, 2019 5:04 pm
As far as their overall performance is concerned, the Delhi Capitals (DC) haven’t disappointed. However, yesterday’s massive defeat by 40 runs against the Mumbai Indians (MI) wouldn’t do their confidence a whole lot of good by any means. On a difficult strip to bat at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi, barring southpaw Shikhar Dhawan, no other batsman couldn’t show resistance and fell like a pack of cards.
Their next encounter is scheduled tomorrow against Ravichandran Ashwin’s Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the second of tomorrow’s doubleheader at home itself. Punjab, on the other hand, are in great shape after their victory against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Punjab. Victory for either team would push them higher in the points table and most importantly, take them one step closer to a berth in the playoffs.
The pitch at the Kotla started being a decent batting track. However, it has shown the nature of slowing down over the last couple of games. In the last game between DC and MI, the ball kept low on quite a few instances. Teams may look to bat first after winning the toss.
The atmosphere won’t a tough one for the players to deal with. The temperature will be between the 27 and the 30-degree Celsius mark. The humidity should be around the 45 per cent mark. There will be dew, but it’s not expected to impact the game much.
DC may sideline Keemo Paul and bring in Sandeep Lamichhane on the slow and low wicket. The DC will then have three quality spinners- Sandeep, left-armer Axar Patel and leg-spinner Amit Mishra- in their ranks. Ishant Sharma and Kagiso Rabada are the fast bowlers. The home team would also be hoping for their batting unit to step up and deliver after the dismal show against Mumbai.
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma
Kings XI Punjab
Mujeeb Ur Rahman hasn’t been in the best of forms and he may make way for all-rounder Sam Curran. Moises Henriques also may come in provided he is fit. The onus would be on Gayle and Rahul to give KXIP a good start. Mayank, Miller, Pooran and Mandeep are the other batsmen. Arshdeep Singh bowled well in the last match and the management is likely to persist with the teenage sensation.
Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Ravi Ashwin (C), Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Probable Top Performer
Colin Munro – Delhi Capitals (DC) | KL Rahul – Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
TV – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Select HD
Live Streaming – Hotstar
Match Timings – 20:00 IST
The prediction is for the team, batting first to win the match.