The Delhi Capitals and Kings Xi Punjab sides lock horns in the 2nd game of this season. Its the ultimate battle of the teams from the north of India, both of which have never won the IPL till date. If we look at both the sides, we will end up finding match winners, game changers and a bunch of upcoming youngsters which is why this match will be an exciting one for the fans.
Kings XI Punjab have a change of leadership as their Ex-Captain Ravichandran Ashwin is all set to turn up for the Delhi Capitals this season. As a captain, Ashwin didn’t have the best record as his side failed to qualify for the playoffs last season. Moreover, he was more in the news for his Mankad dismissal of Rajasthan Royals’ wicket-keeper Jos Buttler than for his performance as a captain.
Shreyas Iyer is all set to lead his side for a third consecutive year as they finished 3rd in the points table last season. Whereas KL Rahul will debut this season as the captain of an IPL franchise. He’s led India in an inning in the absence of Virat Kohli last year which is why many consider him as the future captain of the Indian cricket team.
With the match expected to a clash of DC and KXIP, let’s take a look at the 5 players to watch out for in this game:
1. Rishabh Pant
The Delhi boy is touted as the future wicket-keeper of the Indian National cricket team. We have seen him display his skills as an aggressive batsman in past for the Delhi franchise. The latter’s best season was in the year 2018 where he smashed 684 runs for the Delhi at an average of 52.3 striking around the 170s mark.
Delhi will hope their favourite son to shine once again as they begin their hunt for their maiden IPL trophy. On a personal note, Rishabh will also look to score big to be in the good books of the national selectors.