Here’s the Kings XI Punjab Vs Delhi Capitals pitch report. With 2 wins each under their kitty after their opening three encounters, Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals take on each other in a bid to surge ahead of the other in today’s encounter. It’s a fixture which promises to be a riveting affair with both the sides’ marauding batting line-up expected to make full use of the batting-friendly conditions at hand in Punjab.
Ahead of the encounter, scheduled to begin at 8:00 pm today on Star Sports 1, Hindi, Select HD 1/HD we take a look at the expected playing XI of both the franchisees, the pitch report and how the two fixtures between the two sides panned out in 2018.
Kings XI Punjab Vs Delhi Capitals pitch report
Having played host to a high scoring encounter in the previous match between KXIP and MI which had seen the home side chase down the 177-run target set by MI, this one promises to be another run-getter. The pitch has nothing on offer for the bowlers with the completely placid, flat, dry and sluggish wicket expected to be a run feast.
Expect the side winning the toss looking to bowl first with the chasing side having enjoyed a more fruitful run at this venue. A 180-run target is what the side batting first will be looking to the eye.
Rishabh Pant, Trent Boult, Amit Mishra, Colin Munro and Kagiso Rabada.
What could turn out to be a decider in this match, Delhi will be looking to take full advantage of the clearly superior bowling disposal at their hand. Rabada and Boult will be looked to lead the pace department in effervescent style and if they get going, it will be extremely tough to get under their deliveries.
Chris Gayle, Shami, Miller and Viljoen.
Chris Gayle’s Record Against DC
13 innings, 381 runs, 38.1 average, 149.41 S/R, one century, 1 fifty
Kings XI Punjab Vs Delhi Capitals pitch report – Record at the venue
T20 format – 7 innings, 386 runs, 64.33 average, 164.25 S/R, one century, 3 fifties.
Last 6 T20 innings at this venue – 40, 104, 63, 17, 61, 87
Last 9 innings across all formats – 40, 20, 79, 5, 15, 77, 162, 50, 135
Last 7 innings across all formats – 40, 20, 79, 5, 15, 46, 35
Kings XI Punjab Vs Delhi Capitals
Kings XI Punjab: Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Mayank Agarwal, Murugan Ashwin, Chris Gayle, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mohammed Shami, Karun Nair, KL Rahul, Andrew Tye, Hardus Viljoen.
Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Ingram, Trent Boult, Shreyas Iyer (c), Kagiso Rabada, Rishabh Pant (wk), Prithvi Shaw, Amit Mishra, Colin Munro, Hanuma Vihari, Sandeep Lamichhane.
DC and KXIP Squads
Kings XI Punjab: Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Agnivesh Ayachi, Sam Curran, Chris Gayle, Harpreet Brar, Moises Henriques, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, Darshan Nalkande, Nicholas Pooran, KL Rahul, Ankit Rajpoot, Simran Singh, Andrew Tye, Varun Chakravarthy, Hardus Viljoen.
Delhi Capitals: Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Ingram, Trent Boult, Axar Patel, Shreyas Iyer (c), Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Tewatia, Rishabh Pant (wk), Keemo Paul, Prithvi Shaw, Amit Mishra, Colin Munro, Jalaj Saxena, Harshal Patel, Hanuma Vihari, Bandaru Ayyappa, Ankush Bains, Avesh Khan, Nathu Singh, Sandeep Lamichhane, Manjot Kalra, Sherfane Rutherford
Punjab had gotten the better of Delhi in both the encounters the two sides had contested in last year’s edition of the Indian Premier League. A 2 wicket win in a low scoring encounter for KXIP in a low scoring encounter at the Ferozshah Kotla was followed up by another successful chase by the Punjab based franchisee at home to register a 6 wicket win in pursuit of 167.
Delhi Capitals 139-8 (20) Vs Kings XI Punjab 143-8 (20)
Kings XI Punjab 167-4 (18.5) Vs Delhi Capitals 166-7 (20)
Kings XI Punjab 68 (7.5) Vs DC 67 (17.1)
Delhi Capitals 188-6 (20) Vs Kings XI Punjab 9/137(20)