IPL 2020 Live Updates: Will DC Include Ajinkya Rahane? Will KXIP Include Chris Gayle?

DC vs KXIP, IPL 2020 Schedule, IPL 2020 Live updates: Bad news for Delhi Capitals fans. Ishant Sharma has suffered a back injury during training and is set to be out for a considerable amount of time, according to Cricbuzz. More details will emerge soon.

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  • 17:03 (IST)

    Jos Buttler will miss Rajsthan Royals' first match on Tuesday against Chennai Super Kings. Buttler is with family in UK and will thus be under quarantine.

  • 15:47 (IST)

    Two big selection calls for both sides today. Will Ajinkya Rahane play for DC? Ponting has said it's not an automatic decision, which means he could wait out a few matches. But the coach also said Rahane is 'in the mix' for the first game. KXIP will have to decide on Chris Gayle. Assuming Nicholas Pooran is an automatic choice, adding Gayle could weaken their bowling.

  • 13:51 (IST)

    ICYMI: Piyush Chawla has become the third highest wicket taker in IPL

  • 13:35 (IST)

    Meanwhile, Sunil Gavaskar wants KL Rahul as India captain in the future. Rahul will be leading KXIP for the first time today.  "There is a great chance for KL Rahul to show that he can score runs when given the responsibility. Secondly, he can show that he is capable of captaining a side and how he moulds his team and extracts effort. If he does that well he can even go on to become the vice-captain of the Indian team,” Gavaskar said on Sports Tak.

  • 13:16 (IST)

    SRH captain David Warner speaks: "Every team has a perfect mix of world-class overseas players and quality Indian players. Ours is a pretty good balanced side in all departments. The boys have to just go out there and have fun, not take it too seriously. Like if you get angry you will tend to repeat the mistakes."

  • 12:44 (IST)

    A quick diversion to CSK vs MI. Here's what Stephen Fleming said after the game. "We haven't looked that far ahead, Bravo arrived here injured, so he is probably out the first couple of games. But Sam Curran's performance is extremely positive and that is why we bought him in the auction,"

  • 12:21 (IST)

    Bad news for Delhi Capitals fans. Ishant Sharma has suffered a back injury during training and is set to be out for a considerable amount of time, according to Cricbuzz. More details will emerge soon.

  • 11:45 (IST)

    “Ajinkya isn't an automatic selection but his preparation has been great. I have worked closely with him to improve his T20 batting but I have already had the conversation with him regarding this and as far as the first match goes he is certainly in the mix of things” - Ricky Ponting.

  • 11:43 (IST)

    “Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje are to be honest our weapons and Nortje has been incredibly impressive since he has been here and we have added R Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane two very experienced Indian players. I am really happy with the squad” - that's what Ricky Ponting had to say about the team, hinting at the inclusion of Nortje.

  • 11:35 (IST)

    So, it looks like Delhi Capitals will play three pacers and three spinners. That's a proper, balanced attack. R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Axar Patel could be the spin options. Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje/Daniel Sams and Ishant Sharma with pace. Ricky Ponting has also hinted that Ajinkya Rahane is not a guaranteed starter.

  • 10:47 (IST)

    Kings XI Punjab on Saturday confirmed that Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell will be available for selection. "He would now be required to complete only a three-day quarantine period in the team hotel instead of the normal five, as per regulations, as he arrived into the country from an already bio-secure bubble in England," Kings XI said.

  • 10:44 (IST)

    What time will the IPL 2020 match between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) begin?

  • 10:38 (IST)

    So, the IPL started with Chennai Super Kings defeating Mumbai Indians in a tightly fought contest in Abu Dhabi. The defending champions MI are yet to crack the UAE code. The focus on the second day, though, switched to Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab. Shreyas Iyer or KL Rahul? Who will come out on top?

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17:06 (IST)

IPL 2020: Jos Buttler to Miss RR's First Match Against CSK, Will Be in Quarantine

Rajasthan Royals wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler has confirmed he will miss their first match against Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday (September 22) as he will be in quarantine.

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17:03 (IST)

Jos Buttler will miss Rajsthan Royals' first match on Tuesday against Chennai Super Kings. Buttler is with family in UK and will thus be under quarantine.

16:41 (IST)

Yet another record for MS Dhoni

16:40 (IST)

IPL 2020: MS Dhoni Scales New Heights With This Unique Record

MS Dhoni has now the most number of dismissals as a wicket-keeper in T20 cricket.

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16:23 (IST)

Will he do it today?

16:23 (IST)

IPL 2020: Universe Boss Chris Gayle Only 16 Runs Away from 4500-run Mark in IPL

If Chris Gayle of Kings XI Punjab manages to reach the mark against Delhi Capitals, he will become only the second foreign player after David Warner to enter another elite IPL list.

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15:47 (IST)

Two big selection calls for both sides today. Will Ajinkya Rahane play for DC? Ponting has said it's not an automatic decision, which means he could wait out a few matches. But the coach also said Rahane is 'in the mix' for the first game. KXIP will have to decide on Chris Gayle. Assuming Nicholas Pooran is an automatic choice, adding Gayle could weaken their bowling.

15:47 (IST)

MS Dhoni reacts after CSK beats MI.

14:56 (IST)

Ishant Sharma seems to have been injured, according to reports.

14:44 (IST)

The hard-hitting West Indian batsman, Chris Gayle who has scored 4,484 runs in 125 matches, will need just 16 runs to surpass the 4500-run mark in IPL.

14:34 (IST)

Pat Cummins an important pick by KKR in IPL auction, says coach Brendon McCullum.

14:20 (IST)

“I have never played more than gully cricket but I am pretty shocked to see some players in the #IPL2020 looking so unfit. I can’t think of another physical sport where players at the highest level could cope with these fitness levels” - Former India Hockey Captain Viren Rasquinha 'Shocked' to See 'Unfit' Players During MI vs CSK Opener.

13:51 (IST)

ICYMI: Piyush Chawla has become the third highest wicket taker in IPL

13:50 (IST)

IPL 2020: Piyush Chawla Overtakes Harbhajan Singh, Becomes Third-Highest Wicket-Taker

Piyush Chawla is now the third highest wicket-taker in the Indian Premier League.

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13:35 (IST)

Meanwhile, Sunil Gavaskar wants KL Rahul as India captain in the future. Rahul will be leading KXIP for the first time today.  "There is a great chance for KL Rahul to show that he can score runs when given the responsibility. Secondly, he can show that he is capable of captaining a side and how he moulds his team and extracts effort. If he does that well he can even go on to become the vice-captain of the Indian team,” Gavaskar said on Sports Tak.

13:16 (IST)

SRH captain David Warner speaks: "Every team has a perfect mix of world-class overseas players and quality Indian players. Ours is a pretty good balanced side in all departments. The boys have to just go out there and have fun, not take it too seriously. Like if you get angry you will tend to repeat the mistakes."

12:44 (IST)

A quick diversion to CSK vs MI. Here's what Stephen Fleming said after the game. "We haven't looked that far ahead, Bravo arrived here injured, so he is probably out the first couple of games. But Sam Curran's performance is extremely positive and that is why we bought him in the auction,"

12:21 (IST)

Bad news for Delhi Capitals fans. Ishant Sharma has suffered a back injury during training and is set to be out for a considerable amount of time, according to Cricbuzz. More details will emerge soon.

11:45 (IST)

IPL 2020: Can't Push Players Like Rishabh Pant, He'll Perform in Situations, Says Ricky Ponting

One of white-ball cricket’s most decorated players and current Head Coach of Delhi Capitals (DC), Ricky Ponting opened up about Delhi’s team combination, Rishabh Pant and Ajinkya Rahane’s role in the…

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11:45 (IST)

“Ajinkya isn't an automatic selection but his preparation has been great. I have worked closely with him to improve his T20 batting but I have already had the conversation with him regarding this and as far as the first match goes he is certainly in the mix of things” - Ricky Ponting.

11:43 (IST)

“Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje are to be honest our weapons and Nortje has been incredibly impressive since he has been here and we have added R Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane two very experienced Indian players. I am really happy with the squad” - that's what Ricky Ponting had to say about the team, hinting at the inclusion of Nortje.

11:35 (IST)

So, it looks like Delhi Capitals will play three pacers and three spinners. That's a proper, balanced attack. R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Axar Patel could be the spin options. Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje/Daniel Sams and Ishant Sharma with pace. Ricky Ponting has also hinted that Ajinkya Rahane is not a guaranteed starter.

10:47 (IST)

Kings XI Punjab on Saturday confirmed that Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell will be available for selection. "He would now be required to complete only a three-day quarantine period in the team hotel instead of the normal five, as per regulations, as he arrived into the country from an already bio-secure bubble in England," Kings XI said.

10:44 (IST)

What time will the IPL 2020 match between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) begin?

The match will begin at 7.30 pm according to the Indian Standard Time (IST)

Which TV channels will broadcast the IPL 2020 match between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)?

All matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 can be watched on Star Sports 1 HD/SD, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD/SD channels.

How do I watch live streaming of the IPL 2020 Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) match?

All matches of the Indian Premier League IPL 2020 will be live-streamed on Disney+ Hotstar.

10:38 (IST)

So, the IPL started with Chennai Super Kings defeating Mumbai Indians in a tightly fought contest in Abu Dhabi. The defending champions MI are yet to crack the UAE code. The focus on the second day, though, switched to Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab. Shreyas Iyer or KL Rahul? Who will come out on top?

IPL 2020 Live Updates: Will DC Include Ajinkya Rahane? Will KXIP Include Chris Gayle?

IPL 2020, DC vs KXIP, Match 2, Latest Updates: The tournament opened with Chennai Super Kings beating Mumbai Indians in the first game. Delhi Capitals now take on Kings XI Punjab in the second match in Dubai.

DC vs KXIP, IPL 2020 Match 2 Preview: Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul - both considered to be future captains of the Indian cricket team will have their tasks cut out as they look to lead the Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab to a winning start in IPL 2020, which is being played in UAE due to the coronavirus pandemic that has gripped India.

Helping out Iyer and Rahul, will be former arch-rivals, Ricky Ponting and Anil Kumble respectively. And one of the things that will be high on the priority list for both current captains and the legends sitting in the dugout will be to return with the IPL title which has eluded them both.

On paper, Delhi Capitals seem to have a slight edge, especially in the spin department, with the trio of R Ashwin, Amit Mishra and Axar Patel streets ahead of their counterparts from the Mohali-based side. Amit Mishra has taken the most hat-tricks (3) in the tournament and the KXIP are well acquainted with Ashwin, who was a part of their team last year.

One expects both Mishra and Ashwin to feature in conditions that are expected to aid the spinners, which is likely to cause Anil Kumble concern as their spin department do not seem to have the firepower they would have liked. Mujeeb Zadran is the sole established spinner for Rahul, with Maxwell more than happy to roll over his arm often.

On the batting front, the Capitals have one of the best assortments of India internationals, comprising Prithvi Shaw, Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, besides West Indian Shimron Hetmyer.

KXIP can more than match up to their opponents in the batting department with the some of the finest hitters in the form of Chris Gayle, Glenn Maxwell and Rahul.

Maxwell’s confidence must be sky high after his ODI series-winning century (108) against England in Manchester. He also had a memorable run the last time the IPL was held in UAE, albeit partially, in 2014 when he hammered 552 runs in 16 games.

The KXIP have a dangerous opening pairing in Gayle and Rahul with Mayank Agarwal to follow. But it remains to be seen whether the 40-year-old Gayle will continue to be a regular feature at the top of the order this time around.

The Capitals may come up with a surprise by picking Big Bash League’s highest wicket-taker Daniel Sams along with Kagiso Rabada, leaving out senior India pacer Ishant Sharma, who has had an underwhelming IPL over the years.

For KXIP, India strike bowler Mohammad Shami will spearhead the pace department and the side will depend heavily on him producing the goods.

Ashwin, on the other hand, would like to leave behind all the talk about ‘Mankading’ and focus on the job at hand alongside Mishra, who is the IPL’s second highest wicket-taker with 157 scalps.

History, though, favours KXIP who have won four out of the last five matches but it was the Capitals who emerged victorious in the last match between the two sides in the 2019 season.

WHAT: IPL 2020, Match 2

WHEN: September 20, 730PM IST

WHERE: Dubai

TELECAST: Star Sports Network

LIVE STREAMING: Disney + Hotstar

Squads:

Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (c), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Daniel Sams, Mohit Sharma, Anrich Nortje, Alex Carey (wk), Avesh Khan, Tushar Deshpande, Harshal Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav.

Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (c), Mayank Agarwal, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Gayle, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, James Neesham, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ishan Porel, Arshdeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Krishnappa Gowtham, Harpreet Brar, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Ravi Bishnoi, Simran Singh (wk), Jagadeesha Suchith, Tajinder Singh, Hardus Viljoen.