The Tigers aim for a Northern Derby win in Mohali!

Match Details:

Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab

1st April 2019, 08:00 PM IST

Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Punjab, India

Match overview  

With 2 wins from 3 matches - we currently have 4 points on board. Our next encounter is against the Kings XI Punjab. They have also won 2 out their first 3 games.

The match is scheduled to be played at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. Beating the Lions in their own den would be a difficult task but our boys have backed each other well and are ready to take on any side.

It's going to be a tight contest as the pitch at IS Bindra Stadium is a good batting track and both the teams boast of a formidable batting line up.

The side batting first has won 10 out of 14 matches at the stadium (since IPL 2015). The previous 4 Northern derbies played at Mohali have all gone in favour of the hosts and our boys will be keen on breaking this streak.

The hosts will have the home advantage. But declaring supremacy in the Northern derby in Mohali will be a massive boost for us.

We are currently placed at 4th position on the IPL table, 1 place higher than KXIP due to a better run rate. A win in the upcoming encounter would take our tally to 6 points and is likely to put us in pole position of the IPL 2019 table.

Our boys have put in tremendous efforts in the initial 3 matches. Despite the loss to CSK at home, there has been a lot to cheer about.

The fact that we have played as a team with different players making an impact in each game is what’s noteworthy. After winning the Super Over thriller against KKR at Kotla, our boys are raring to begin a winning streak by emerging victorious against the Punjab-based franchise.

Head to Head:

Matches: 22

Won by Delhi Capitals: 9 (40.90%)

Won by Kings XI Punjab: 13 (59.10%)

Tied: 0 (0%)

Form Guide (most recent to oldest):

Delhi Capitals: W L W W W

Kings XI Punjab: W L W L W

Key Players To Watch Out For:

Prithvi Shaw fell one run short of getting to his century but won a million hearts for his tremendous display with the bat against KKR in our 2nd home game. Our opener will be extremely confident after smashing 99 runs off 55 deliveries in the previous game. This was his highest score in the IPL. The charismatic Shaw can be expected to put on a show against Punjab in the upcoming encounter as well.

Kagiso Rabada - our bowler who has nerves of steel - will play a crucial role against Kings XI Punjab as well. It will be a good test for him to bowl against KL Rahul and Chris Gayle. He backed himself to do the job in the Super Over against KKR. Now, Rabada must continue to bowl in rhythm against the Kings XI Punjab.

Fans would also be excited to see how Sandeep Lamichhane performs after he impressed one and all in his first IPL game of the season against KKR.

Murugan Ashwin did a fantastic job for the Kings XI in their previous game against Mumbai Indians. The Legbreak bowler had the figures - 2 for 25 overs in 4 overs. Apart from bowling economically, Ashwin clinched the wickets of Suryakumar Yadav and Yuvraj Singh. The Mohali wicket gave him some purchase and our batsmen must watch him carefully.

Chris Gayle has amassed 139 runs in the 3 IPL matches he has played thus far. The Jamaican player needs to be kept a close eye on and dismissed early as he can turn any match around singlehandedly.

26-year-old KL Rahul can also inflict damage. He scored an unbeaten 71 for Punjab in the game against MI and would be looking to build on his form.

Final Thoughts:

The belief is there in our side to defeat any team. Under the tutelage of Ponting, Ganguly, and Kaif - our franchise can be expected to get their third win of VIVO IPL 2019.

The Tigers aim for a Northern Derby win in Mohali!

Match Details:

Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab

1st April 2019, 08:00 PM IST

Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Punjab, India

Match overview  

With 2 wins from 3 matches - we currently have 4 points on board. Our next encounter is against the Kings XI Punjab. They have also won 2 out their first 3 games.

The match is scheduled to be played at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. Beating the Lions in their own den would be a difficult task but our boys have backed each other well and are ready to take on any side.

It's going to be a tight contest as the pitch at IS Bindra Stadium is a good batting track and both the teams boast of a formidable batting line up.

The side batting first has won 10 out of 14 matches at the stadium (since IPL 2015). The previous 4 Northern derbies played at Mohali have all gone in favour of the hosts and our boys will be keen on breaking this streak.

The hosts will have the home advantage. But declaring supremacy in the Northern derby in Mohali will be a massive boost for us.

We are currently placed at 4th position on the IPL table, 1 place higher than KXIP due to a better run rate. A win in the upcoming encounter would take our tally to 6 points and is likely to put us in pole position of the IPL 2019 table.

Our boys have put in tremendous efforts in the initial 3 matches. Despite the loss to CSK at home, there has been a lot to cheer about.

The fact that we have played as a team with different players making an impact in each game is what’s noteworthy. After winning the Super Over thriller against KKR at Kotla, our boys are raring to begin a winning streak by emerging victorious against the Punjab-based franchise.

Head to Head:

Matches: 22

Won by Delhi Capitals: 9 (40.90%)

Won by Kings XI Punjab: 13 (59.10%)

Tied: 0 (0%)

Form Guide (most recent to oldest):

Delhi Capitals: W L W W W

Kings XI Punjab: W L W L W

Key Players To Watch Out For:

Prithvi Shaw fell one run short of getting to his century but won a million hearts for his tremendous display with the bat against KKR in our 2nd home game. Our opener will be extremely confident after smashing 99 runs off 55 deliveries in the previous game. This was his highest score in the IPL. The charismatic Shaw can be expected to put on a show against Punjab in the upcoming encounter as well.

Kagiso Rabada - our bowler who has nerves of steel - will play a crucial role against Kings XI Punjab as well. It will be a good test for him to bowl against KL Rahul and Chris Gayle. He backed himself to do the job in the Super Over against KKR. Now, Rabada must continue to bowl in rhythm against the Kings XI Punjab.

Fans would also be excited to see how Sandeep Lamichhane performs after he impressed one and all in his first IPL game of the season against KKR.

Murugan Ashwin did a fantastic job for the Kings XI in their previous game against Mumbai Indians. The Legbreak bowler had the figures - 2 for 25 overs in 4 overs. Apart from bowling economically, Ashwin clinched the wickets of Suryakumar Yadav and Yuvraj Singh. The Mohali wicket gave him some purchase and our batsmen must watch him carefully.

Chris Gayle has amassed 139 runs in the 3 IPL matches he has played thus far. The Jamaican player needs to be kept a close eye on and dismissed early as he can turn any match around singlehandedly.

26-year-old KL Rahul can also inflict damage. He scored an unbeaten 71 for Punjab in the game against MI and would be looking to build on his form.

Final Thoughts:

The belief is there in our side to defeat any team. Under the tutelage of Ponting, Ganguly, and Kaif - our franchise can be expected to get their third win of VIVO IPL 2019.

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