Delhi Capitals may have had a good season compared to their performances over the years in the IPL but they have failed to bring joy to their home supporters with a pretty torrid home form. With wins on the road, they look good to make it to the next round but only some points off home games can bring surety. They are playing at the iconic Feroz Shah Kotla once again with Kings XI Punjab as their opponents who have similar points as Delhi. With 14 wins in 23 games versus Delhi, Kings XI Punjab leads the head to head battle with Delhi managing 9 wins in these duels. Here we take a look at how these two teams have performed in their last five meetings. Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians Live Cricket Score.
KXIP vs DC- April 1 2019 – PCA Stadium Mohali, Chandigarh – KXIP won by 14 runs
Delhi lost six wickets in the space of 8 runs to gift the game to Kings XI Punjab who were staring at a certain defeat. Englishman Sam Curran bagged a hat-trick for Punjab to finish with a spell of 111-4 in just 2.2 overs. The visitors had only themselves to blame for the debacle as they showed no composure when the going got tough towards the end.
DD vs KXIP – April 23 2018 – Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi – KXIP won by 4 runs
A close contest that Delhi lost by 4 runs as Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Andrew Tye and Ankit Rajpoot picked up two wickets each to stall Delhi at 139/8 who were in pursuit of 144 to win. Shreyas Iyer held the fort for the home team with a fifty but kept running out of partners with the majority failing to spend some time in the middle. DC vs KXIP, IPL 2019 Match 37 Preview: Kings XI Punjab Start as Favourites at Delhi Capitals' Home at Feroz Shah Kotla.
KXIP vs DD – April 8 2018 – PCA Stadium Mohali, Chandigarh – KXIP won by 6 wickets
The fifties from K L Rahul and Karun Nair was enough for Punjab to register a six-wicket over Delhi chasing a target of 167. The Delhi bowling unit did try to make a contest of the tie but could hardly trouble the home team’s powerful batting unit. Earlier Gautam Gambhir’s fifty had ensured Delhi reach a target of 166/7 in their twenty overs.
KXIP vs DD – April 30 2017 – PCA Stadium, Chandigarh – KXIP won by 10 wickets
Indian medium pacer Sandeep Sharma bagged four wickets as Delhi were bundled out for a mere 67 in 17.1 overs to mark one of their worst batting performances in the IPL. Kiwi opener Martin Guptill then scored a 27 ball 50 to finish off the game in just 7.5 overs as the home fans witnessed a hopelessly one-sided game. KKR vs RCB Stat Highlights IPL 2019: Virat Kohli’s Century Overpowers Andre Russell-Nitish Rana Show.
DD vs KXIP – April 15 2017 – Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi – DD won by 51 runs
Delhi on the back of a fifty by Sam Billings and a late burst by Corey Anderson put 188/6 batting first on Kotla track that had something to offer to the bowlers. South African all-rounder Chris Morris then picked up three wickets during Punjab’s innings to restrict them to 137/9. Corey Anderson was adjudged the man of the match for his contribution with both bat and ball.
Punjab have dominated Delhi in the last five meetings and the home team will have to play out of their skins to win against them.