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IPL 2019, Match 13- KXIP Vs DC, Preview: Ecstatic Teams Ready To Ride On The Winning Drive

After two captivating double-header days, the intriguing 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) saga is all set to kick off its second week. In the 13th match of IPL 2019, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will be locking horns with Delhi Capitals (DC) on 1st April in Mohali. Both the teams are coming into this game after registering sensational victories in their respective previous matches and hence, they will now be aiming to extend the winning momentum. 

KXIP crossed the Mumbai Indians (MI) barrier in the last home encounter in Mohali. During that convincing victory, they also sorted out majority of their batting as well as bowling issues. KL Rahul, who was in a poor form before the game, finally came back amongst the runs, smashing an excellent half-century to announce his arrival. Mayank Agarwal has also emerged as a shining prospect for KXIP and the last two splendid knocks which he played in pressure situations will surely give him a great motivation and confidence for the rest of the season. 

In the bowling department, Murugan Ashwin's selection proved to be a masterstroke in the previous game as he took two crucial wickets at an impressive economy. The bowlers now need to continue with the good work in the upcoming games as well. 

On the other hand, Delhi Capitals are coming into this match after a jail break victory in the thrilling Super Over clash against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). After struggling to find his feet in the first two outings, opener Prithvi Shaw retaliated with a phenomenal innings to stamp his authority at the grandest stage of all. Delhi skipper Shreyas Iyer also contributed with a significant knock. 

With Iyer and Shaw's smashing performances, the DC team management will now feel confident about their top-order concerns. Kagiso Rabada and Sandeep Lamichhane's amazing bowling effort was the other positive for Delhi in the last game. They seem to have addressed most of their combination issues with that staggering victory. 

Head to Head Battle

Matches

KXIP

DC

Overall (22)

13

9

At the PCA IS Bindra Stadium (6)

5

1

Kings XI Punjab’s likely Playing XI

Chris Gayle and KL Rahul will open the batting for KXIP and they will be hoping to provide a thrilling start. The in-form pair of Miller and Mayank will bat in the middle-order along with Sarfaraz and Mandeep guarding the finishers' roles. Murugan Ashwin did a fabulous job in the previous match and thus, he will retain his place.

Hardus Viljoen did a decent job on debut and he will probable retain his place. He will be partnering with Shami and Tye in the pace bowling department. KXIP skipper Ravichandran Ashwin will take care of the spin bowling work along with the other Ashwin. 

Probable XI: Chris Gayle, KL Rahul (wk), Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Hardus Viljoen, Andrew Tye, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin. 

Delhi Capitals’ likely Playing XI

Delhi Capitals made a whole lot of changes in the previous encounter against KKR and they are likely to retain the same team in this match as well. The in-form Prithvi Shaw will open the batting along with Shikhar Dhawan. The duo comprising of skipper Shreyas Iyer and the dangerous Rishabh Pant will come in at three and four respectively. Hanuma Vihari and Colin Ingram will be the other batters in the middle-order.

The trio of Chris Morris, Harshal Patel and Sandeep Lamichhane bowled really well in the last match and they will now be looking to continue the good work in this match as well. Morris will partner with Rabada and Harshal in the pace bowling department.  Lamichhane and Mishra will be the two spinners.

Probable XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Hanuma Vihari, Colin Ingram , Chris Morris, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane

Match Timings- 8:00 pm IST and local

Broadcast Details- Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 Hindi HD.

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