Nitin Menon (India), Anil Chaudhary (India), Paul Reiffel (Australia, TV)
The Dubai International Stadium has hosted many T20 internationals. The highest first innings score at this venue has been 211, which was recorded back in 2013. The surface is known to be a good batting track, with the pacers also set to get some assistance as the game progresses. Dew did play a part in the season opener between MI and CSK, and the spinners might face similar issues in this game as well.
According to the weather experts, the players will be welcomed by humid temperatures, with temperatures set to hover around 35 degrees celsius. There's no rain on the cards, and we will be treated to a full 40-over contest.
The Delhi Capitals are arguably one of the most well-rounded squads in IPL 2020 with an Indian players core that is single-handedly capable of winning them the title. As for the Kings XI Punjab, KL Rahul's familiarity with the squad members could turn out to be his biggest asset as captain. While their batting unit is bolstered by the presence of Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran, Mayank Agarwal among others, the bowling unit wears a thin look, and the onus will be on Mohammed Shami to set the ground running from the first ball he bowls.
Last 5 Head To Head
Two teams that have boasted of some of the biggest names in world cricket but have never laid their hands on the coveted IPL trophy will clash in what promises to be an absolute cracker of a contest. KL Rahul's first stint as IPL captain, the Capitals' strong core of Indian players will be some of the biggest talking points in this game.