IPL 2020, Match 2: Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) - Stats Preview
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IPL 2020 Match 2: Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) – Stats Preview

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On Sunday (20th September) evening, Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will begin their journey in the IPL 2020 when they will face each other at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Dubai) in the second game of this tournament.

Both these teams, Delhi Capitals, and Kings XI Punjab have never won an IPL trophy but KXIP finished as the runners-up for once during the IPL 2014. In the last season, DC were the third-best team (played till Qualifier 2) while the KXIP finished in the sixth position in the points table as they missed out the playoffs due to lower net run-rate.

Let’s look at some crucial stats preview before the upcoming IPL 2020 match between DC vs KXIP

Head-to-head records between DC vs KXIP

Stats Matches DC Won KXIP Won Tied (W/L)/No Result
Overall 24 10 14 0/0
In IPL 24 10 14 0/0
In UAE -/-
In last 5 matches 5 1 4 0/0
In IPL 2019 2 1 1 0/0

 

Records of DC and KXIP during their respective first match of every IPL season

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
DC 12 5 7 0 (0/0) 0
KXIP 12 5 7 0 (0/0) 0
  • Since 2017, Kings XI Punjab have never suffered a defeat in their IPL tournament openers as they have won all their last three matches in their last three IPL season-opening matches.

 

Records of DC and KXIP in UAE

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
DC 5 2 3 0 (0/0) 0
KXIP 5 5 0 0 (0/0) 0

 

Important stats between DC vs KXIP

(Teams’ Stats) 

Stats DC (vs KXIP) KXIP (vs DC)
Highest total 231/4 (20 overs) at Delhi on 23rd April 2011 202/6 (20 overs) at Delhi on 23rd April 2011
Lowest completed total 67 (17.1 overs) at Mohali on 30th April 2017 111/9 (20 overs) at Delhi on 15th April 2016
Largest victory (by runs) 51 runs at Delhi on 15th April 2017 29 runs at Dharamsala on 15th May 2011
Largest victory (by wickets) 10 wickets at Cape Town on 19th April 2009 10 wickets at Mohali on 30th April 2017

(Top players’ stats)

Stats DC (vs KXIP) KXIP (vs DC)
Highest individual score 79 by David Warner at Dharamsala on 19th May 2012 95 by Shaun Marsh at Delhi on 23rd April 2011
Best bowling figures 4/11 by Amit Mishra at Delhi on 15th April 2016 4/11 by Sam Curran at Mohali on 1st April 2019
Most runs scored 250 runs by Virender Sehwag 322 runs by David Miller
Most wickets 10 wickets by Amit Mishra and Chris Morris 14 wickets by Sandeep Sharma

 

Other important stats

Delhi Capitals (DC)

  • Senior leg-spinner Amit Mishra (97 wickets) is three wickets away to complete his 100 IPL wickets for Delhi Capitals. He will be the first bowler for this team to claim 100 or more IPL wickets. Meanwhile, he has taken 101 T20 wickets for this franchise.
Amit Mishra, Delhi Capitals, DC vs KXIP, IPL 2020, Stats Preview
Amit Mishra (Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL)
  • Ajinkya Rahane (4988 runs) is 12 runs behind to complete his 5000 T20 runs.
Ajinkya Rahane, Delhi Capitals, DC vs KXIP, IPL 2020, Stats Preview
Ajinkya Rahane. (Image Credit: Getty Images).
  • Shikhar Dhawan (96 sixes) is four sixes behind to complete his 100 IPL sixes. After Suresh Raina (194 sixes) and Yuvraj Singh (149 sixes), Dhawan will be the third Indian left-handed batsman to hit 100 or more IPL sixes.
Shikhar Dhawan, Delhi Capitals, DC vs KXIP, IPL 2020, Stats Preview
Shikhar Dhawan (Image Credits: IPL)
  • Rishabh Pant (94 sixes) is six sixes away to become the first Delhi Capitals batsman to hit 100 IPL sixes.
Rishabh Pant, Delhi Capitals, DC vs KXIP, IPL 2020, Stats Preview
Rishabh Pant (Image Credit: BCCI)
  • Shreyas Iyer (22 catches) is one catch away to become the second most successful catch-taker as a non-wicket-keeper for Delhi Capitals by surpassing AB de Villiers (22 catches) and David Warner (22 catches). Virender Sehwag is leading this list with 30 T20 catches for this team.
Shreyas Iyer, Delhi Capitals, DC vs KXIP, IPL 2020, Stats Preview
Shreyas Iyer (Photo: BCCI)
  • It will be Shreyas Iyer’s 25th T20 match as a captain for Delhi Capitals. During this match, Iyer will be the joint second most-capped captain of this team by equalling the record of Gautam Gambhir (led this team in 25 T20 matches; including 21 IPL matches). Virender Sehwag is holding the top record in this list with leading this team in 52 T20 matches.

 

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)

  • KL Rahul will be the 12th captain and 5th Indian captain for Kings XI Punjab.
KL Rahul, Kings XI Punjab, DC vs KXIP, IPL 2020, Stats Preview
KL Rahul (Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL)
  • KL Rahul (1977 runs) needs to score 23 more runs to complete his 2000 IPL runs.
  • Mandeep Singh (928 runs) is 72 runs away to complete his 1000 runs for Kings XI Punjab. He will be the eighth KXIP cricketer to score 1000 T20 runs.
Mandeep Singh, Kings XI Punjab, DC vs KXIP, IPL 2020, Stats Preview
Mandeep Singh (Image Credit: IPL)

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