DC vs KXIP, Toss Update: Delhi Capitals Win Toss, Opt To Bat First Against Kings XI Punjab. DC skipper Shreyas Iyer has decided to make three big changes in his playing XI as Rishabh Pant, Hetmyer and Sams come in. In KXIP, Jimmy Neesham comes in for Chris Jordan.
A thrilling win against defending champions Mumbai Indians would have boosted the morale of Kings XI Punjab, but for KL Rahul-led team that has failed to perform consistently, a win tonight will not be easy in their next match, as the confident Punjab has to face Delhi Capitals, who are at the top of the points table on the back of fabulous wins in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
After losing two very close matches at the beginning of the season, Kings XI Punjab has managed to achieve the desired results in their last two matches. At present, Delhi Capitals remains on top in the IPL points table with 14 points. Delhi, till date, has not been able to win a single IPL title, but this year it looks very strong. Kings XI Punjab has been placed at number seven after defeating Mumbai in the double super over thriller.
For KXIP, bowling in the death overs, weak middle-order and Glenn Maxwell’s poor form is a big worry. Punjab will have to win the remaining five matches to make it to the playoffs. Despite having tournament’s top two run-scorers KL Rahul (525) and Mayank Agarwal (393), the team has struggled to win.
With a good bowling line-up, Delhi Capitals has shown that they are capable of defending low scores as well. The team has been the most successful in the current tournament so far and a close match win against Chennai Super Kings on Saturday would have boosted their morale.
DC vs KXIP, Toss Update: Delhi Capitals Win Toss, Opt To Bat First Against Kings XI Punjab.
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Daniel Sams, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada
Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, James Neesham, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh