Delhi Capitals are one of the only teams in Indian Premier League to struggle on their own home ground this year. The wicket at the Feroz Shah Kotla once again came back to haunt Delhi Capitals and stop their three-match winning momentum on Thursday. And Kings XI Punjab will look to feed off that very advantage when they come to the Kotla on Saturday with some quality spinners in a side led by none other than R Ashwin.
With the likes of Mujeeb ur Rahman and Murugan Ashwin in the side to back skipper Ashwin, KXIP will be relishing the opportunity of playing on a low and slow Kotla wicket. Not to forget the experience of Mohammed Shami in the pace bowling department and the exuberance of Arshdeep Singh.
While Delhi have to pick their most balanced side against Ashwin's Punjab as they are not up to the mark in the selection of the Playing XI. In the previous match, they played Keemo Paul over Sandeep Lamichhane on a turning wicket.
Delhi batting is also a big point of concern for the management as none of their batsmen have performed consistently for the team. The rough patch of Rishabh Pant is also hurting the match results for the Delhi franchise.
What to expect, Match Prediction of vs KXIP:
Looking at the current form, visitors Kings XI Punjab are favourites to win the match but this year Shreyas Iyer's team has given tough competition to all their opponents. So it will all depend on how Delhi Capitals batsmen play in this game, the form of Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw will be key for the hosts.
Predicted Playing XI
Probable Playing XI of Delhi Capitals- Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Sandeep Lamichanne
(With Inputs from IANS)