Today’s second match is between Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab. DC is 3rd on the points table while KXIP is 4th. Both the teams have won 5 out of the 9 games that they have played.
The match will be played at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. A pitch which is so unpredictable that DC’s head coach, Ricky Ponting termed it as ‘worst’. The home team has suffered a lot too. They have lost 3 of the 4 games that they have played here.
Both KXIP and DC have kind of the same history in the IPL. As both, the teams have not been able to win a single IPL trophy till now. Both the teams have match winners who have proved themselves in past few matches.
The last time these two teams met, we saw the arrival of a young Sam Curran who became the youngest player to take a hattrick in IPL. DC’s batsmen were completely outplayed by KXIP’s bowler. 5 batsman got out on a duck that day.
KXIP have a slight edge over DC today.