In the 38th match of the IPL 2020, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Delhi Capitals (DC) are taking on each other at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Dubai).
Both teams are playing their 10th match of this IPL season. Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals are currently leading the IPL 2020 points table with 14 points as they have won 7 matches and lost only twice.
Meanwhile, KL Rahul-led Kings XI Punjab are standing in the 7th position in the same points table with 6 points (3 wins and 6 loses).
It is the second time in this IPL season when Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals are facing each other. Earlier in this IPL 2020, they met during the 2nd match of this tournament (at Dubai on 20th September 2020), which was also their opening game of this tournament. While that match had the tie result, Delhi Capitals won that game in the Super Over.
IPL 2020, Match 38: Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Capitals (KXIP vs DC) – Toss Report
Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer won the toss and decided to bat first. Delhi Capitals made three changes in their playing XI. Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmyer and Daniel Sams replaced Ajinkya Rahane, Alex Carey and Anrich Nortje.
Iyer said after winning the toss, “We’ll bat first. We have had a lot of success doing that. Need to maximise our powerplay and get to a good total. We had a dramatic game in our last encounter against them (KXIP), and they are also coming off a game with two Super Overs. We need to stick to our routines and come out all guns blazing. Players are returning from injuries. Three changes: Pant, Hetmyer and Sams come in.”
On the other hand, KXIP captain KL Rahul confirmed that they made only change in the playing XI as James Neesham replaced Chris Jordan.
Rahul said, “I would have wanted to bowl first. Mostly because we’ve done that in the last two games. The effort and character that the boys have shown in the nine games has been really great. We just did more of that in the last game and getting those two points was important. One change – Neesham comes in for Jordan.”
IPL 2020, Match 38: Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Capitals (KXIP vs DC) – Playing XI
Delhi Capitals (DC): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Daniel Sams, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP): KL Rahul (C/wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, James Neesham, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh