After bagging morale-boosting wins in their previous encounters, both Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Delhi Capitals (DC) will look to continue their ascendancy when they lock horns in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash on Monday.
Punjab returned to winning ways with a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians on Saturday as KL. Rahul played the role of a sheet anchor to perfection.
Rahul was unbeaten on 71 off 57 balls with KXIP reaching the 177-run target in 18.4 overs. This was KXIP's second win in three games.
Delhi, on the other hand, stymied Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) two-game winning run with a thrilling Super Over victory.
Chasing 186, DC finished on 185/6 to take the match to a Super Over late on Saturday night.
Batting first in the Super Over, Delhi managed just 10/1 but then South Africa speedster Kagiso Rabada underlined his class with a perfect yorker to get rid of the dangerous Andre Russell. He followed it up with a few perfect deliveries to defend the total and win the game for Delhi.
What to expect?
The top is expected to play fair to both aspects. Runs will be made and there could be some turn as the game progresses. Fast bowlers always find some help in Mohali but application will be the key. Once set and playing the right shots, runs will come easily.