Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab: Match Preview

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IPL’s match number 37 will see Delhi Capitals take on Kings XI Punjab at Ferozshah Kotla.

Delhi Capitals lost their last game against Mumbai Indians by 40 runs. Their middle-order failed to get to the double run mark. As Munro, Iyer and Pant all failed with the bat.

Kings XI Punjab won their last game Rajasthan Royals by 12 runs. Good performances by Punjab’s spinners help them restrict Royals from chasing the target score.

Form

Delhi Capitals – LWWWL

Delhi Capitals had won three games on a trot before losing against Mumbai Indians by 40 runs. Ponting’s boys have won only one game at Kotla this season. The super over win against Kolkata Knight Riders. They need to put in better performances at their home ground.

Kings XI Punjab – LWLLW

Kings XI Punjab has lost three of their last five games. In their last few games, their bowlers have let their team down. Especially their fast bowlers have put in below-par performances in their last few games. Only Mohammad Shami has stood out for Punjab side.

Stadium

Ferozshah Kotla, Delhi Capitals

Probable Lineups

Delhi Capitals

Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Colin Ingram, Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Sandeep Lamichanne.

Kings XI Punjab

Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair/Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, R Ashwin (c), M Ashwin, Andrew Tye, Mohammed Shami.

Key Player

Shikhar Dhawan (DC)

Shikhar Dhawan has put in good batting performance in his last two games. He will be a key player against Punjab. He is well aware of the conditions in Delhi and his batting can take the game away from Punjab.

Chris Gayle (KXIP)

One of the deadliest openers play for Punjab. So it has to be him who will be a big threat for Delhi. The West Indian has missed out on a couple of starts recently. But a big performance is coming soon, surely.

Best Fantasy Team

Keeper – Pant

Batsmen – Gayle, Dhawan, Sarfaraz Khan, Shreyas Iyer, Mayank Agarwal

All Rounder – Sam Curran

Bowler – Rabada, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichanne, Mohammed Shami

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