The 42nd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Delhi Capitals (DC) on Sunday at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
If the Delhi Capitals, who are at the top of the table, are to retain their number one position in the Indian Premier League, their batsmen will have to perform well in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Shikhar Dhawan is in excellent form for Delhi and has scored a century in both the previous matches, but due to the failure of the rest of the batsmen, the team suffered a defeat against Kings XI Punjab.
Prithvi Shaw will have to show more responsibility in the top order. Captain Shreyas Iyer is not able to do the way he was batting before he got hamstring. Rishabh Pant, who returned after recovering from injury, was also seen struggling at the crease in the last match. Apart from Iyer and Pant, Marcus Stoinis is the backbone of Delhi’s middle order. Fast bowler Anrich Nortje and South Africa based bowler Kagiso Rabada, are the key bowlers of the team. Nortje, however, did not play in the previous match due to injury.
Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other hand, will enter the match after an embarrassing performance against Royal Challengers Bangalore. In this match, KKR’s team managed to score only 84 runs. This would have negatively affected the morale of the team.
KKR currently have 10 points and are placed on the fourth spot in the points table but the Eoin Morgan-led team will be desperate to increase their points to stay in the playoffs. Fast bowler Lockie Ferguson’s good performance has been positive for the team. Andre Russell is in poor form causing the team a loss. He did not play in the last match due to injury. It will be interesting to see if the team management shows confidence in him if he is fit. KKR also needs useful contributions from Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana in batting.
- Match: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Delhi Capitals (DC), Match 42
- Date: 24th October 2020
- Time: 3:30 PM (IST) / 10:00 (GMT) / 2:00 PM (Local Time)
- Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
The pitch at this venue has been very helpful for bowlers in the IPL 2020 so far. 160 or more could be a challenging score for a team. Despite dew playing a part at this venue, the bowlers have received regular assistance off the surface.
It would be hot and dry in Abu Dhabi with the temperatures fluctuating between 30 to 33 degree-Celcius. Meanwhile, the humidity levels will be in the early 50s.
KKR vs DC Head-To-Head
- Total Matches Played: 25
- Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Won: 13
- Delhi Capitals (DC) Won: 12
- No Results: 0
Probable Playing 11
Probable Playing 11 for Dream11 IPL 2020, Match Number 42– Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Delhi Capitals (DC) at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
Predicted Playing 11 for Kolkata Knight Riders
Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Eoin Morgan (C), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy and Kuldeep Yadav
Predicted Playing 11 for Delhi Capitals
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer/Rishabh Pant, Alex Carey/Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada and Tushar Deshpande
Dream11 IPL 2020, KKR vs DC Fantasy Team Prediction
- Wicket-Keeper: Dinesh karthik
- Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw
- All-Rounders: Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Andre Russell
- Bowlers: Anrich Nortje, Varun Chakravarthy, Kagiso Rabada, Lockie, Ferguson
- Captain: Shikhar Dhawan
- Vice-Captain: Andre Russell
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Delhi Capitals (DC) Squads
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad
Dinesh Karthik (C), Shivam Mavi, Tom Banton, Sandeep Warrier, Kuldeep Yadav, Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Nikhil Naik, Manimaran Siddharth, Andre Russell, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Shubman Gill, Nitesh Rana, Siddhesh Lad, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Rinku Singh, Varun Chakravarthy, Chris Green and Rahul Tripathi.
Delhi Capitals Squad
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.
KKR vs DC Broadcast Details
- Match Timings: 3:30 PM IST | 2:00 PM Local Time
- TV: Star Sports Network
- Live Streaming: Disney + Hotstar VIP