19 Apr 2019: DC vs KXIP: Here's how you can pick winning Dream11
The IPL 2019 is halfway through as it approaches its crucial phase.
With both the sides fighting to stay in the top four, it would be another clash to watch out for.
Here we present the Dream11 for this tie.
Wicket-keeper: KL Rahul to don the big gloves
Starting with the wicket-keeper, it is a tough call between KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant.
However, judging by the current form, Rahul gets the nod in this XI.
It is owing to his consistency that we have selected him ahead of Pant for tomorrow's match.
Further, Rahul would aim to continue his good run in the build-up to the ICC World Cup.
Batsmen: Chris Gayle, Shikhar Dhawan form a deadly batting pair
The batting order starts with two deadly openers in the form of Chris Gayle and Shikhar Dhawan.
Both did fairly well in their previous matches and are likely to continue in the same vein.
Meanwhile, Prithvi Shaw would support them. A big knock is expected from Shaw, while KXIP's Sarfaraz Khan can be deadly in the middle order.
All-rounders: Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel the ideal all-rounders
As for the all-round department, it is all set to consist of the pair of Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel.
The KXIP skipper has the chances to extract maximum points, given he has been in deadly form with the ball.
Axar is a handy all-rounder. He did a decent job with the ball in the previous game, claiming 1/17.
Bowlers: Mohammad Shami, Kagiso Rabada to dominate the bowling attack
The bowling attack is set to start with the pace pair of Mohammed Shami and Kagiso Rabada, who can be lethal on any track.
Having dominated in the entire tournament, so far, make them a no-brainer.
Meanwhile, among the spinners, DC's Amit Mishra can spin the yarn on a sluggish Kotla track, along with KXIP's Murugan Ashwin, who too has been influential this term.
Leaders: Rahul the skipper, Rabada his deputy
KL Rahul gets the nod as the captain. Judging by his top form with the bat, fans are sure to earn extra points if they pick him as the leader.
The vice-captain is a difficult choice, but we feel Rabada is the ideal man to take up the role for his fine bowling performance.
He is likely to deliver once again at Kotla.