IPL 2020: DC vs KXIP- Preview, Head-to Head, Prediction

Delhi Capitals take on Kings XI Punjab in the second match of IPL 2020. It’s a clash between the two sides who have never won the tournament and will be hungry to prove themselves from the very first game. Two exciting squads with 2 legendary team coaches, Ricky Ponting and Anil Kumble. Also, two dazzling future India captaincy material KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer will look to clinch their season opener with a win at the Dubai International Stadium.

Overall Head-to-Head: (24 matches- KXIP 14 | DC 10)

KXIP and DC have faced each other 24 times in the IPL so far and the Hyderabad-based team currently leads the head-to-head 14-10.

Recent Head-to-Head: (Last 5 matches)

KXIP has dominated the recent head-to-head, winning four of the five previous matches against Delhi.

Pitch Report- Dubai International Cricket Stadium pitch may assist pacers in the beginning of DC vs KXIP match, but the pitch has traditionally been slow. The pitch has a minimal grass covering and the conditions can help the team batting first. Spinners will get a grip as the match progresses.

Prediction: Team batting second to win the match.

Fantasy team:


Few records that could be set tonight!

  • Rahane needs 12 more runs to reach 5000 runs in T20s. He will be the 10th Indian to reach this milestone.

  • Dhawan is 4 sixes away and Rishabh Pant is shy of 6 sixes to complete 100 IPL sixes.

  • West Indian batsman, Chris Gayle who has scored 4,484 runs in 125 matches, will need just 16 runs to surpass the 4500-run mark in IPL.


Kings XI Punjab Predicted Playing XI:
Chris Gayle, KL Rahul (C&WK), Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, K Gowtham, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Shami, M Ashwin, Ishan Porel

Top three batsman in KL Rahul, Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal. In the last two seasons of the IPL, a red-hot Rahul scored 659 in 2018 and 493 runs in 2019. Besides, Rahul was in tremendous form during India’s tour of New Zealand earlier this year.

Delhi Capitals Predicted Playing XI:
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer ©, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Akshar Patel, R Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane

Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw as opener, followed by the middle-order trio of Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant.

*Bad news for Delhi Capitals fans. Ishant Sharma has suffered a back injury during training and is set to be out for a considerable amount of time.


Top Players to Look Out for In today’s game.

  1. Chris Gayle
  2. KL Rahul
  3. Rishab Pant
  4. Kaigiso Rabada
  5. Shreyas Iyer

What a match this was. Super over just in the 2nd match of the IPL. Marcus Stonis was the gamechanger. Both with the bat and the ball. Rabada is a super over specialist. What a game this was. Delhi Capitals might not be happy with their batting but they will take the 2 points to keep the season going.

It really feels like IPL is Back now :star_struck:


Match Tied! Delhi Capitals won the Super Over!

A superb all-round performance from Marcus Stoinis!


Perfect beginning for Delhi Capitals and I think not so bad beginning for KXIP!


Marcus Stoinis is adjudged the Man of the Match for his brilliant display with the bat and that FINAL over with the ball.