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 and the Kings XI Punjab will lock horns during the 2nd game of the IPL 2020. The two teams are led by two young captains in form of Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul respectively. Moreover, both the teams have a coach in the for of Ricky Ponting and Anil Kumble respectively. Delhi Capitals have a perfect line-up of spin bowlers whereas the Kings XI Punjab’s bowling is slightly driven towards the pace.
The numbers during the PSL 2019 matches played here had an average first-innings total of 143 and chasing teams winning 12 out of 14 completed matches then. Hence, we can expect the pitches be decent for providing good totals.
Average first-innings total: 143 (During PSL 2019)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 12, Lost – 2
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.
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.
KL Rahul scored 593 runs in 14 innings during the last season at an average of 53.9 and a strike rate of 135.38. He scored those with help of 6 fifties and a century to finish as the 2nd highest run-getter.
Shikhar Dhawan was the only player to aggregate 500+ runs during the last IPL for Delhi Capitals. Dhawan scored 521 runs across 16 games with help of five fifties.
Kagiso Rabada finished the 2019 IPL as the 2nd highest wicket-taker by picking up 25 wickets from only 12 matches. Rabada took two 4-wicket hauls in those 12 games and averaged 14.72 with the ball.
Mohammed Shami had a great 2019 IPL personally where he bagged 19 wickets from 14 league matches and finished as the highest wicket-taker for the Kings XI Punjab.
The MI skippers struggled to grip the ball during the second innings due to the dew factor. Hence, we expect the conditions to be favourable for the chasing team.
The Kings XI Punjab are expected to win this game.
Best Bet:A fifty score in the match @1.16 at 10Cric - 15 Units
Value Bet: Kings XI Punjab @2.20 to win at comeon! – 5 Units