DC vs KKR: Delhi Capitals will go head-to-head against Kolkata Knight Riders in the 25th match of the Indian Premier League.
Both the teams have played 6 games till now, out of which Delhi Capitals have won four games while Kolkata Knight Riders have won only two of their games.
Delhi Capitals is currently placed at the third spot in the points table, with four wins out of six matches. The team lost their last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in a close encounter by a run. Nevertheless, the team is performing well under Rishabh Pant’s captaincy and they certainly haven’t felt the absence of the regular skipper Shreyas Iyer.
Talking about Kolkata Knight Riders, the team is currently placed at 5th place on the points table after winning two out of six games. The team tested its second victory in the last game after losing 4 back-to-back matches.
The results don’t really suggest the kind of fight KKR has shown. They have played decent cricket but it’s just that the results haven’t gone in their favour.
In terms of head to head, KKR holds a slight edge over Delhi. In 26 games the two teams have been a part of, Kolkata has won 14 while Delhi could only win 11, and 1 match yielded no result.
DC vs KKR Match Details
- Match: Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 25
- Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
- Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
- Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
DC vs KKR Weather & Pitch Report
The pitch at the Narendra Modi Stadium will be a sporting track with equal assistance to both batsmen and bowlers. The black soil can be a treat for the pacers as they can use their slower deliveries. In contrast, the red soil helps spinners extract the turn. Batters can flourish in both soils if they settle in before playing extravagant shots.
Both teams will look to bat first upon winning the toss, with the pitch likely to slow down as the match progresses. 160-170 should be a good total, with wickets in hand being key to the outcome of the game.
The weather conditions in Ahemdabad seem to be ideal for an uninterrupted game of T20 cricket on Thursday. According to AccuWeather, clear skies are expected throughout the day and there are no chances of rain. The temperatures are likely to hover around 36 degrees during the game and the humidity will be around 28 per cent.
DC vs KKR Head-to-Head
Delhi Capitals & Kolkata Knight Riders Recent Form
Delhi Capitals Form
Kolkata Knight Riders Form
DC vs KKR Predicted Playing XI
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Steve Smith, Rishabh Pant (C & WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan
Bench: Praveen Dubey, Vishnu Vinod, Sam Billings, Chris Woakes, Aniruddha Joshi, Lukman Meriwala, Anrich Nortje, Tom Curran, Ripal Patel, Shams Mulani, Ajinkya Rahane, Umesh Yadav, Lalit Yadav.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi
Bench: Karun Nair, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Ben Cutting, Harbhajan Singh, Pawan Negi, Tim Seifert, Venkatesh Iyer, Lockie Ferguson, Sandeep Warrier, Kuldeep Yadav, Shakib Al Hasan, Gurkeerat Mann Singh.
Match Predictions For Match 25 – DC vs KKR
If Delhi Capitals Bowl First
- KKR Powerplay Score: 40-45
- KKR Overall Score: 150-170
Delhi Capitals wins the match.
If Kolkata Knight Riders Bowl First
- DC Powerplay Score: 45-50
- DC Overall Score: 155-175
Delhi Capitals win the match.
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