In the 13th match of the current IPL, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) team will face Delhi Capital (DC) in their home on Monday. In this match at the PCA IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali, it will be interesting to see how King’s batsman faces the challenge of Kagiso Rabada, the hero of the Super Over against Kolkata Knight Riders. The match starts at eight o’clock. The Delhi team is currently fourth in the points table, while the Punjab team is in the fifth position.
With the excellent bowling of 23-year-old Rabada, Delhi Capitals successfully defended their lowest score (10 runs) in the Super Over in the history of the IPL, winning by three runs. Earlier, both teams were able to score 185 runs in the allotted 20 overs.
In the battle of the Northies, we are ahead by 13-9! 👊
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 1, 2019
Now everyone will be focused on how this fast bowler of South Africa will perform in front of bullies like Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, and David Miller. Both teams won their respective matches on Saturday. The special thing is that in the victory of both the teams, openers have played an important role.
For Delhi, Prithvi Shaw (99 balls from 55 balls) had brought Kolkata closer to the team’s target against Knight Riders, while KL Rahul (57 not out in 57 balls) ensured Punjab’s victory against Mumbai Indians.
Rahul, who had failed in the first two matches, batted in the opening over against Mumbai, while Gayle (40) and Mayank Agarwal (43) added aggressive attitude and Punjab easily reached the target of 177 runs.
After winning the Super Over against KKR, Delhi would like to retain the team rhythm. Chasing 186 runs, Delhi Prithvi Shaw was going on to win easily with an innings of 99 runs, but in the last three overs, the batting was not good.
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) April 1, 2019
Apart from Shaw, Delhi will also have hope for Rishabh Pant, who has been in excellent form, who scored a scintillating inning of 78 runs against Mumbai in the first match of the team. Shikhar Dhawan, Captain Shreyas Iyer, and Colin Ingram also would like to prove themselves. Apart from Rabada in the bowling department, Kiwi fast bowler Trent Bolt, Ishant Sharma, and Akshar Patel can also increase the chances of the opposition batsmen.
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul(W), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, R Ashwin(C), Hardus Viljoen, Murugan Ashwin, Andrew Tye, Mohammed Shami
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(C), Rishabh Pant(W), Colin Ingram, Hanuma Vihari, Harshal Patel, Chris Morris, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada.