IPL 2020: Top three picks for Delhi Capitals against Kings XI Punjab

Delhi-Capitals Players

Delhi Capitals are upbeat in the ongoing edition of the league as they are on top of the table after they snatched a victory under the noses of Chennai Super Kings in their previous game. The team saw a great comeback in the final over in Sharjah after they were asked to chase 15+ runs of 6 deliveries.

After a great victory, Delhi Capitals face resurging Kings XI Punjab at Dubai International Stadium on Tuesday. In the reverse fixture, Kings XI Punjab were defeated in the super over after both the teams ended on the same score after 20 overs. Marcus  Stoinis was a match-winner for Delhi Capitals in that game.

Despite the injuries, Delhi Capitals have shown that they have ammunition to reach the glory. The replacements have been up to the mark and have made sure that they don’t miss the services of the players who ruled out due to injury. Delhi Capitals are effectively led by Shreyas Iyer and coach, Ricky Ponting.

Here are the top three picks for Delhi Capitals when they lock their horns with Kings XI Punjab on Tuesday:

#1) Axar Patel

The left-arm spinner and allrounder of Delhi Capitals have proved why he is one of the most underrated players in the league. Axar Patel was the difference for his side in the previous game against Chennai Super Kings. Not only with the bowl but Axar Patel shone with the bat too. He bowled an economic spell at an economy rate of 5.75 and scored 21 runs off five deliveries to tilt the match in Delhi’s favor. Axar Patel will be one of the top three picks for Delhi Capitals on Tuesday.

Kings XI Punjab have a good batting unit at the top but a weak middle order. It remains interesting when Shreyas Iyer will hand the ball to his allrounder against KXIP.

#2) Shreyas Iyer

The Mumbai Ranji player has proved himself as a vital cog in Delhi Capitals’ setup. Not only with his bat, but Shreyas Iyer has also sidelined coveted captains like Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. His team is on top of the table and nothing looks good apart this for a captain.

Shreyas Iyer will look to score runs in the game against KXIP as he faced a rare failure in the game against CSK. Punjab have played with two spinners and the bowling unit looks weak apart from Mohammad Shami. Shreyas Iyer will be one of the top three picks for Delhi Capitals against Kings XI Punjab.

#3) Kagiso Rabada

The Protean pace bowler has consistently clocked the wickets and has a purple cap to his name with 19 wickets from nine games. Not only he has claimed the wickets but he has also bowled the economic spells. His best bowling figures stand at 4 wickets for 24 runs at an economy of 7.68.

Kings XI Punjab have a long batting line-up which consists of consistent players and players in red-hot form like Chris Gayle, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal. However, apart from these three, no other player has been able to contribute significantly. Kagiso Rabada will be aiming to run down the order and bundle out the opposition as soon as possible.

Note*: All the stats are from IPLT20.com