Chennai Super Kings defeated Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets in a thrilling season-opener of the IPL 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. In the second game of the tournament, Kings XI Punjab will lock horns with Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday.
While Shreya Iyer led Delhi Capitals have gained a good Indian core in their batting line-up, Kings XI Punjab has also undergone several changes in the team. The legendary Anil Kumble is being appointed as head coach and KL Rahul will take over as the new captain of Kings XI Punjab.
KL Rahul had earlier captained India A in a match against England Lions in early 2019 where India A had won the match, while Shreyas had earlier captained Delhi. Both Indian captains will try to start the tournament with a win. Rahul has scored a total of 1252 runs in 28 innings for Punjab in the IPL at an average of 54.43, which includes one century and 12 fifties.
Also, Delhi Capitals roped in two Indian veterans in the form of R Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane last year and it will be interesting to see how they fit them both in the playing XI. While Ashwin is expected to lead the spin attack, Rahane might not get a game early in the tournament with Prithvi Shaw likely to open alongside Shikhar Dhawan.
TOSS: The IPL 2020 match toss between Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab will take place at 7 PM (IST) – September 20.
Time: 7.30 PM IST
IPL 2020 Dream11 Fantasy League DC vs KXIP PLAYING 11
Wicket-Keeper: KL Rahul (C)
Batters: Shreyas Iyer (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, Chris Gayle, Prithvi Shaw
All-Rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman
Possible Playing 11 of Delhi Capitals
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Shimron Hetmyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Harshal Patel
Possible Playing 11 of Kings XI Punjab
Chris Gayle, KL Rahul (c and wk), Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, Glenn Maxwell, Mandeep Singh, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi
Shreyas Iyer (C), Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Mohit Sharma, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Sams, Rishabh Pant, Alex Carey, Shimron Hetmyer and Tushar Deshpande
Kings XI Punjab
KL Rahul (C), Karun Nair, Mohammed Shami, Nicholas Pooran, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin, K Gowtham, J Suchith, Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, James Neesham, Chris Jordan, Tajinder Dhillon, Prabhsimran Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin