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KXIP vs DC Preview Dream11 Prediction. Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Capitals Preview Dream11 Prediction

Co-written by N.S. Shekhawat

An action packed IPL 2019 to date moves into its second week. There has been just about everything, including controversies, incredible individual performances, surprises and proof why IPL 2019 could be the most competitive edition yet.

Today, Kings XI Punjab will be out to build on their impressive and comprehensive win over MI. They will know DC’s batsmen are dangerous, and will need a plan and execute well to contain their batting. Ravi Ashwin and company will be looking for victory via early wickets, and KL Rahul’s return to form in the big win over MI will certainly be of relief. Can KXIP make it three wins from four games?

Delhi Capitals’ win over KKR would give them plenty of confidence. Sure, they nearly lost a game they should have won, but the ability of their young batsmen as well as Kagiso Rabada under pressure is something to behold. Prithvi Shaw showcased his immense talent, and you feel the DC lineup is ready to explode. Will it be they who make it three wins from four games?

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Key to a KXIP win

KXIP will enjoy their home conditions once again. We can expect batting friendly conditions in Mohali, with a high scoring match certainly on the cards. With this in mind, KXIP’s top order can be dangerous, with Chris Gayle and KL Rahul capable of taking attacks apart as David Warner and Jonny Bairstow did for SRH yesterday. However, Mayank Agarwal also highlighted how important he is with a fine innings vs MI, which enabled KL Rahul to continue easing into his innings. Can KXIP repeat their efforts against a DC attack that ripped through KKR’s top order on Saturday?

However, KXIP have a bowling issue. Their pacers have the second-worst economy rate of any side so far in IPL 2019. Andrew Tye and Mohammed Shami have been under par to date, and both need to be on their game against a DC side that can cause damage at all stages of the innings. With the two Ashwins capable of building pressure and taking wickets in the middle overs, it is vital that the powerplay and death overs are covered well by KXIP. Will Vijoen get another chance? If so, how will he fare against the likes of Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant?

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Key to a DC win

DC would have certainly been kicking themselves if they didn’t win against KKR. Prithvi Shaw was absolutely outstanding, and he will certainly be key against an KXIP side that has its pace troubles. However, can the others around him step up? Shreyas Iyer was strong on Saturday with 43, but Rishabh Pant didn’t play his best innings, along with Hanuma Vihari. With a quality batting track expected in Mohali, can the DC top order outplay KXIP’s, setting a platform for Rishabh Pant to go big?

Also, DC were absolutely outstanding in the opening exchanges against KKR. They restricted them to 62/5 within 10 overs, and were on track to conceding a low score. However, how they handle big hitting will be a challenge, with Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik turning the game on its head. Will Kagiso Rabada build on his excellent performance? How well will the spinners go in restricting KXIP’s talented top order? With Chris Morris also showing good signs vs KKR, DC can hope for a cohesive bowling effort.

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Possible Playing 11

Both teams are coming off wins, so there might not be too many changes. However, KXIP could look at bringing in Ankit Rajpoot and Mujeeb-ur-Rahman.

KXIP: 1. Chris Gayle, 2. KL Rahul (wk), 3. Mayank Agarwal, 4. David Miller, 5. Sarfaraz Khan, 6. Mandeep Singh, 7. R Ashwin (c), 8. Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman, 9. M Ashwin, 10. Ankit Rajpoot/Mohammed Shami 11. Andrew Tye

DC: 1. Prithvi Shaw, 2. Shikhar Dhawan, 3. Shreyas Iyer (c), 4. Colin Ingram, 5. Rishabh Pant (wk), 6. Hanuma Vihari, 7. Chris Morris, 8. Harshal Patel, 9. Amit Mishra, 10. Sandeep Lamichhane, 11. Kagiso Rabada

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Key stats and points:

  • KL Rahul vs Rishabh Pant? KL Rahul struck 51 off 16 balls vs DC in Mohali in IPL 2018. His average overall against them is 29.60, but his SR is an incredible 170.11, and is coming off a confidence-boosting half century vs MI.
  • However, Pant has a case to be selected. He is one of DC’s linchpins, and looked very threatening in his 28 (13) at Mohali last season. However, he averages just 13.50 in five innings vs KXIP, so choose Pant if you feel it could be his day.
  • Chris Gayle continued his fine form, with a blistering knock vs MI. His record vs DC is strong, averaging 38.10 in 10 innings with an SR of 149.41. This includes a 128*.
  • Mayank Agarwal offers good value, after a very promising start to IPL 2019 (22, 58 and 43).
  • Prithvi Shaw is coming off an incredible 99 vs KKR. With KXIP’s seam attack the second-most expensive in IPL 2019, Shaw can be backed to go well again.
  • Will Shikhar Dhawan fire? He has a good record vs KXIP, averaging 30+ in 20 innings. This includes four 50s.
  • Shreyas Iyer has a modest record vs KXIP (22.71 avg), but he has looked in threatening in IPL 2019 (scores of 16, 18 and 43).
  • David Miller averages nearly 40 vs DC, but how much of a bat will he get?
  • If selected for KXIP, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman is a good option. He took 11 wickets in three games at Mohali last season.
  • Will KXIP select Amit Mishra? He concedes a SR of 276.50 vs KL Rahul and 186.70 vs Chris Gayle.
  • Kagiso Rabada has had a strong start to IPL 2019, holding his nerve in the Super Over vs KKR.
  • Murugan Ashwin was superb vs MI, taking 2/25. He offers excellent value.
  • Sandeep Lamichhane slotted straight back in to the DC team, and looked good. He took 1/29 vs KKR.

Option 1:

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KXIP vs DC Preview Dream11 Prediction




Option 2:

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KXIP vs DC Preview Dream11 Prediction

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Stats and Facts

  • Both sides have won two from three so far in IPL 2019.
  • Since 2015, the team batting first has won 10 of 14 matches at Mohali.
  • These two sides finished second-last and last respectively in IPL 2019. Both have given hope that this season will be a better one.

Match Prediction

There have been some cracking games in IPL 2019, and this promises to be another.

Both N.S. Shekhawat and I believe that DC will just get over the line, thanks to slightly better balance and resources in their team.

Thanks for reading!

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