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Has there been an instance where home advantage doesn’t necessarily apply?

That is the situation facing Delhi Capitals. They have won just one of four matches at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in IPL 2019, with their batsmen in particular struggling with the conditions. Their away form has them well in contention for a playoffs spot, but with the tired Delhi pitch a good sight for KXIP’s spinners, DC have to be on their game.

Kings XI Punjab needed to win against RR after two straight defeats to MI and RCB. They they did, with captain Ravichandran Ashwin leading from the front in a man of the match effort. The Delhi conditions could play into his side’s favour, but with a tight top four at the moment, they can ill-afford mistakes.

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Key to a DC win

DC’s have enjoyed away games as the ball comes onto the bat better. However, they must get their home record intact with a playoffs spot up for grabs. The onus is on the batsmen, who have shown a tendency to lose quick wickets, to deliver against KXIP’s spinners. The latest example here is Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw making an encouraging start vs MI, before a collapse of 9/76 saw a heavy defeat. With Colin Ingram reportedly joining the squad today, the onus is on the other Colin – Munro – to step up. Then, they need a big knock from Rishabh Pant after a solid platform is set.

Also, while DC’s batting has been disappointing at home, their bowling can improve. They let things slip at the death vs MI, failing to push home the advantage they created in the middle overs. There is a case to play Sandeep Lamichhane on the Delhi track, but regardless of whether he plays or not, the onus is on those selected to keep things tight and force KXIP’s batsmen into big shots. Early wickets can be crucial, especially as Chris Gayle and KL Rahul have been huge for KXIP recently. Then, can DC get the better of KXIP’s middle order?

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Key to a KXIP win

KXIP’s seamers were expensive in their last game against RR. This is something to avoid tonight, as the likes of Mohammed Shami can set a platform for the spinners to wreak havoc. Indeed, the two Ashwins and Mujeeb ur Rahman (if picked) can deliver up to 12 pressure-filled overs, which means the seamers can’t let DC off the hook. With DC showing the ability to collapse (most notably the 7/8 vs KXIP earlier this season), early pressure from KXIP can do wonders.

Also, it would have been really pleasing for KXIP to see David Miller in the runs. He was solid vs RR last time out, and if KL Rahul, Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal can set a platform, then KXIP can look forward to a total that might be too out of reach for DC. Can Ravi Ashwin’s men outplay DC’s attack, which includes the excellent Kagiso Rabada and capable spinners?

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Possible Playing 11

If DC pick Sandeep Lamichhane, it could be at the expense of Chris Morris (0/39 off three overs last game).

DC: 1. Shikhar Dhawan, 2. Prithvi Shaw, 3. Colin Munro, 4. Shreyas Iyer (c), 5. Rishabh Pant (wk), 6. Chris Morris, 7. Keemo Paul, 8. Axar Patel, 9. Kagiso Rabada, 10. Amit Mishra, 11. Ishant Sharma

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David Miller or Nicholas Pooran could miss out if KXIP pick Mujeeb ur Rahman. KXIP would also be very inclined to play Sam Curran, who took a hat-trick vs DC earlier this year. Another option is Ankit Rajpoot, who was man of the match in Delhi in IPL 2018.

KXIP: 1. KL Rahul (wk), 2. Chris Gayle, 3. Mayank Agarwal, 4. Sarfaraz Khan, 5. David Miller, 6. Mandeep Singh, 7. Ravichandran Ashwin (c), 8. Mohammed Shami, 9. Mujeeb ur Rahman/Sam Curran, 10. Arshdeep Singh/Ankit Rajpoot, 11. Murugan Ashwin

Dream11 Prediction

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Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 23, DC 9, KXIP 14.
  • KXIP have won four of the last five matches against DC.
  • DC lost 7/8 to lose vs KXIP earlier this year.

Match Prediction

A crucial game for both teams.

KXIP’s recent good record vs DC, as well as DC’s poor form at home, has me leaning towards a KXIP win. Here’s to a good clash.

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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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