In the 37th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019, it will be Delhi Capitals (DC) taking on Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on April 20. The second match of the double-header Sunday will be played at the iconic Feroze Shah Kotla Ground, in Delhi. Both the teams are adjacent to each other in the IPL 12 Points Table, and a win tonight may result in grabbing the second spot. Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab Live Cricket Score.
In their last meeting on April 1 at Mohali, Delhi were cruising well in the modest chase of 167. However, from 144-3, the franchise went down crashing to 152 all out, in space of only 16 balls. The KXIP triggered one of the worst collapses in IPL history and wrested 2 points from the jaws of defeat. With few hours to go for the game, we at LatestLY bring you a list of key players to watch out for in DC vs KXIP, 37th IPL 2019 match.
KL Rahul (KXIP)
The explosive right-hand batsman is in good touch this season. With a tally of 387 runs in 9 matches, KL Rahul is on the second spot of the Orange Cap holder’s list, only behind of David Warner. With KXIP to conquer Delhi on their home turf, Rahul will have to carry his form in this match too. Given how the pitch is behaving at Kotla, Rahul’s role in the lineup is all the more crucial. DC vs KXIP Head-to-Head Record: Ahead of IPL 2019 Clash, Here Are Match Results of Last 5 Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab Encounters!.
Rishabh Pant (DC)
The flamboyant wicket-keeper batsman has delivered in patches this season and would be eyeing to infuse some consistency into his campaign. The Delhi team hasn’t fared well at home this IPL, and Pant would be looking forward to make amends to his campaign and his team’s too. Pant will have to instill some solidarity in the middle order which is largely missing in Delhi’s lineup this year.
Chris Gayle (KXIP)
With 352 runs in eight matches, he has played this season, the Universe Boss has had a great season so far. Gayle has rediscovered his form this IPL and would be looking to make the most of it against their clash against Delhi. The pitch at Kotla would be a little too tricky for Gayle to tackle. It will be interesting to see if Kotla witnesses a Gayle-storm tonight!
Kagiso Rabada (DC)
The best bowler in the tournament so far, Kagiso Rabada has delivered consistently for Delhi Capitals this season. With 19 wickets in 9 matches and that too at an average of 14, Rabada has spearheaded DC’s bowling lineup this IPL. Rabada would relish the challenge he’ll face in the form of Gayle and Rahul upfront. How he fares tonight will directly impact Delhi’s chances tonight.
Mohammed Shami (KXIP)
If Delhi has Rabada, then Kings XI Punjab has Mohammed Shami in their ranks. He hasn’t been as effective as his Delhi counterpart in the league but has turned out to be highest wicket-taking bowler for KXIP. With 12 wickets in 9 matches this season, Shami would be looking to carry forward the momentum against his previous franchise tonight. Shami will be looking towards a duel against his Indian counterparts – Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, and Rishabh Pant! DC vs KXIP, IPL 2019 Match 37 Preview: Kings XI Punjab Start as Favourites at Delhi Capitals' Home at Feroz Shah Kotla.
The hosts, Delhi Capitals, are on the third spot in the IPL 12 Points Table after winning 5 games out of 9 matches they have played. On the other hand, KXIP has earned 10 points in the league too, after playing 9 matches in the season. It is the difference in the Net Run Rate (NRR) that is a matter of contention for both the teams.
Will it be Delhi or Punjab who’ll inch closer to the IPL Playoffs’ spot tonight? Stay tuned to LatestLY for all the latest updates about Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019.