After a plethora of discussions and uncertainty around Dream11 IPL 2020, the league finally kickstarts in the UAE. Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab will lock horns in the season's second game on Sunday in Dubai. Before we make Dream11 match predictions for DC vs KXIP 2020, here's a preview to how both teams stack up ahead of IPL 2020.
Delhi Capitals, led by young Shreyas Iyer look very relaxed as they aim to better their performance after reaching the playoffs in 2019. DC made good moves at the IPL 2020 auction as they roped in some experienced including the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane. Under the head coach Ricky Ponting, Delhi has been banking upon their young talent, and seems that it will continue to be the flavor of the season in 2020.
On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab released their former skipper R Ashwin during the auction. KXIP would be led by KL Rahul who was in the red hot T20 form before this pandemic. Punjab showed some intent in going for the specialist T20 players at the 2020 auction. KXIP included the likes of Glenn Maxwell, Chris Jordan, and Sheldon Cottrell as some of their key players in the probable playing XI for 2020.
Match Details for DC vs KXIP
Match Date: September 20, 2020
Timings: 7:30 PM IST, 6 PM local time (02:00 AM GMT)
Venue: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
What to expect – Ground and Pitch Conditions?
Dubai International Stadium offers a dry and slow track. Generally useful for spinners, but only three venues are selected for the whole season so it can be possible that the track will remain flat during the initial stage of the tournament.
Both teams will play their first match of the season so all players should be fresh and excited to perform. Delhi Capitals have some good headaches as they ponder over their best batting line-up. Rahane's inclusion in the DC playing XI will be a point of debate for the Delhi management. KXIP's four overseas players will be one of the things to watch out for in their clash against Delhi Capitals. It will be intriguing to see if Kings XI goes in with Chris Gayle or is he asked to sit for the first few games.
Probable Playing XI
Delhi is likely to open with the settled opening duo of Shihar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw. In the bowling department, Delhi might consider over their spin options. While Ashwin and Amit Mishra should make the starting XI, there will question over Axar Patel's inclusion in the team.
Delhi Capitals Probable 11
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (Wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Keemo Paul, Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma
Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI also has a problem of plenty in terms of which batter to leave out among some of the best hitters in their IPL squad. KL Rahul is likely to open alongside either of Chris Gayle or Mayank Agarwal.
Kings XI Punjab Probable Playing 11
KL Rahul (C & Wk), Mayank Agrawal, Glenn Maxwell, Nicolas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Karun Nair, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mujeeb Ur- Rahman, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammad Shami, Chris Jordan
Dream11 Top Fantasy Picks for Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul will be one of our top fantasy picks for DC vs KXIP Dream11 match prediction 2020. Rahul is one of the best T20 batters going around the world and will also have a wicket-keeper's job to handle in IPL 2020.
In Delhi Capitals, the team will rely upon Rishabh Pant and captain Shreyas Iyer to empower their side through to the finishing line. Opener Shikhar Dhawan will also be a great fantasy pick for DC vs KXIP.
Dream11 Match Prediction for Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
It should be an even contest between DC and KXIP. Both the teams have an IPL rivalry and would look to kickstart their IPL 2020 campaign with a win.