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

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Kings XI Punjab created history on Sunday by registering the victory in the second super over of the game against Mumbai Indians at Dubai International Stadium. The team had to toil hard to muster the victory from defending champions Mumbai on Sunday. After a nerve-wracking victory, the team are up against Delhi Capitals on Tuesday.

Kings XI Punjab have registered two back-to-back victories and have kept their playoff hopes alive in the ongoing campaign. KL Rahul has led the charge in the batting whereas Mohammad Shami has led the bowling line-up in an exemplary way. The team will bank upon these two to gain the victory against Delhi Capitals.

Despite the victory, there are problems aplenty for KL Rahul. The batting unit has misfired barring two-three players. The bowlers at death have leaked the runs like water. The fielding is the only positive for the side. A match-saving six in the last ball of the second super over saved the day for KXIP.

Here are the top three picks for Kings XI Punjab against table-toppers Delhi Capitals when both face-off at Dubai International Stadium:

#1) KL Rahul

KL Rahul has become like what Virat Kohli is for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Leading the team from the front, KL Rahul has proved himself in both wicket-keeping and batting. He is holding the orange cap since game one and could run away with the cap at the end of the season. The player has provided a substantial start to the innings along with taking the team forward.

In a dismal season for the team, KL Rahul is trying to salvage the season. With every game turning out to be a do-or-die, KL Rahul has scored runs in the previous two games and has taken his team over the line. With red hot form, KL Rahul will be one of the top three picks for Kings XI Punjab on Tuesday.

#2)  Nicholas Pooran

The West Indian southpaw has been a great addition in the middle order for Kings XI Punjab despite blowing hot and cold in the season. Nicholas Pooran has scored 242 runs in nine games at a strike rate of 181.95. The explosive batsman will be hoping to explode against one of the best bowling units of the Indian Premier League at Dubai International Stadium.

Nicholas Pooran can bat anywhere in the order and is a versatile batsman. His match-saving fielding in the last ball of the second super over has gained him plaudits from pundits. He will be one of the top three picks for KXIP.

#3) Arshdeep Singh

The player was drafted into the side after an impressive U-19 World Cup in 2019. The left-arm pacer has lived up to the hype and is seen bowling perfect line and length whenever the bowl is thrown at him by the captain. He will be one of the top three picks for KXIP against the Delhi Capitals on Tuesday.

Despite going for runs at an economy of 8.69, Arshdeep Singh has averaged 18.83 in the game. The bowler has struck close to 1.5 wickets per game and will look to prove his mettle against the tall batting order of DC.

Note: All the stats are from IPLT20.com