The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League is knocking at the door and this time the whole tournament is set to happen in UAE. The tournament could not be conducted during its usual time in India because of the coronavirus pandemic, therefore after several thoughts, BCCI came to this decision on organizing it in UAE.
The second match of the new edition of the IPL 2020 will witness two teams filled with a lot of talent and potential but they are yet to grasp the crown even once. Delhi Capitals unlike other team have an excellent Indian core and their team will revolve around that. While captain KL Rahul will look to inspire the Kings XI Punjab to break the duck this season.
Ever since they built this team around the young and exciting Indian talents, they have caught the eyes of the fans. Led by a young captain in Shreyas Iyer but backed by head coach Ricky Ponting. The Capitals have a lot of firepower in Risabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Shimron Hetmyer and also experience in Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra etc.
Aussie pacer Daniel Sams replaced Jason Roy while South African speedster Anrich Nortje came in for Chris Woakes. Although Woakes’ experience of handling the pressure and playing in the IPL would have helped but Nortje has shown enough promise and deserves a chance.
Expected XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Sreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Daniel Sams, Ravi Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane.
Kings XI Punjab
The team management have selected a new captain in KL Rahul, who has done great things with the Indian national team especially in T20 Internationals. Therefore he needs to lead from the front and inspire his teammates to step up to the occasion.
Punjab have the players who can change the course of the game within an over or two. Explosive wicketkeeper-batsman Nicholas Pooran is coming fresh off from an outstanding CPL while Glenn Maxwell who was adjudged as the Man of the Series in the recently concluded ODI series against England will also add more firepower to the middle order.
However death bowling still remains a concern for Punjab, and Chris Jordan and Mohammad Shami needs to fire for them in that area.
Expected XI: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfraz Khan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Shami, Ravi Bishnoi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Delhi Capitals win
DD – 1.68
KKR – 2.28
Date and Time
20th September 2020 7.30 PM IST
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
(The odds might change without prior notice)
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