On Saturday, October 3, Delhi Capitals (DC) will face two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the second match of the double-header. Both are currently in the top four of the points table after playing for over a week.
In this match between KKR and Delhi Capitals on the relatively small ground of Sharjah, all eyes will be on explosive batsmen Andre Russell and Rishabh Pant. Russell had shown his aggressive attitude in the last match against Rajasthan Royals by hitting three sixes on the big ground in Dubai, but Pant has so far failed to show his natural game and is more cautious.
If KKR has batsmen like Shubman Gill, Andre Russell and Eoin Morgan, Delhi have Pant, Marcus Stoinis and Shreyas Iyer on their side. All of them are known for playing big shots.
KKR seems to be slowly returning to the rhythm while Delhi suffered defeat in the last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad after two wins. In the last match, KKR’s young fast bowlers Kamlesh Nagerkoti and Shivam Mavi performed well but here will be their real test where the wicket is favourable for batting.
Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Match Details
Match Toss Time: The toss between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders for the 16th match of IPL 2020 will take place at 7:00 PM (IST).
Match Start Time: 7:30 PM IST
Match Venue: Sharjah, UAE
It will be as usual for Sharjah weather for this game. The temperature will be around 33-34 degrees Celsius while there would also be strong winds blowing around.
A high-scoring game might be seen on short boundaries and a batting-friendly pitch. It is tough for both the spinners and the pacers to bowl at this venue.
Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2020, Dream11
Wicket-Keeper: Rishabh Pant
Batsmen: Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill and Eoin Morgan
All-Rounders: Andre Russell and Sunil Narine
Bowlers: Shivam Mavi, Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje
Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, My Dream11 Team Prediction
Rishabh Pant(c), Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan(vc), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Probable Playing XI
Kolkata Knight Riders Probable Playing XI
Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi
Delhi Capitals Probable Playing XI
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Shimron Hetmyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Harshal Patel
Shreyas Iyer (C), Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Mohit Sharma, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Sams, Rishabh Pant, Alex Carey, Shimron Hetmyer and Tushar Deshpande
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Shivam Mavi, Sandeep Warrier, Kuldeep Yadav, Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Nikhil Naik, Manimaran Siddharth, Andre Russell, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Rinku Singh, Varun Chakravarthy, Tom Banton, Chris Green, Rahul Tripath