Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals
Indian Premier League 2020, Match 16
Date & Time: 03 October, 2020 at 7:30PM IST
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, UAE
The IPL is back to its entertainment guaranteed venue. This time iconic Sharjah cricket stadium will be hosting the Delhi Capitals and the Kolkata Knight Riders. With both teams packed up with high-quality batsmen, the chances of the team totals crossing 200 are almost guaranteed. That being said, KKR who have a better power-packed batting line-up and a better all-round bowling attack is expected to edge over their Delhi counterparts in this mouth-watering encounter. So if you are in for online IPL betting, place your money on KKR.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Bet365: DC- 1.80, KKR- 2.00
Betway: DC- 1.72, KKR- 2.00
Kolkata Knight Riders to win this match
Head to Head (overall)
Head to Head (in UAE)
The IPL is back in Sharjah and the fans are all set for a run feast. Both these teams are filled with excellent stroke makers and brutal hitters. With a flat road like pitch at their disposal in Sharjah, entertainment is guaranteed for sure. KKR who are on the winning track is not expected to make any big changes. With the conditions favouring the batsmen and taking into account the form of Kuldeep Yadav, the chances of him getting replaced by a pure batsman like Rahul Tripathi is quite high. In the bowling front, they will be hoping for the young guns like Shivam Mavi and Nagarkoti to restrict the DC batsmen at the death in this graveyard for bowlers. If their brutal middle-order batsmen like Russell, DK and Morgan can fire, then the batting records in Sharjah will be broken for sure.
DC on the other hand are coming off a loss and still, then they are not expected to make any changes to their eleven. They will be hoping to get off to a flyer in Sharjah, courtesy of Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan. With the ground dimensions in place, the chances of Pant batting up the order are high. There are still no reports regarding Ashwin and hence he is expected to miss this match as well.
DC Playing 11: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Shimron Hetmyer, Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
KKR Playing 11: Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagerkotti, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi
Expert free tip for Fantasy cricket and IPL betting tips
The pitch in Sharjah can be explained in one word- “Flat Road”. Even though a new pitch is going to be used for this match, expect nothing but a big scoring match with plenty of sixes. Chances of teams scoring 200+ are almost guaranteed. Considering the status of matches held so far, it is better to bat first, but taking into account the flat track condition of Sharjah, its better to have a score in mind.
If Delhi Capitals bat first: 180-190
If Kolkata Knight Riders bat first: 210-220
Players who are expected to perform well as per Dream11 Prediction.
KKR- Shubman Gill
Young Shubman is in the form of his life. With favourable conditions at stake, bet on him to continue this form.
DC- Rishab Pant
Rishab is currently out of form, but with small boundaries at stake, he is expected to bat up the order and if that happens expect some monstrous sixes from this charismatic southpaw.
Other Prominent options: Andre Russell, Eoin Morgan, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer
KKR- Shivam Mavi
The slower ball and variations will be useful in the short Sharjah pitch. He is the man potent enough to use his variations to full effect.
DC- Kagiso Rabada
Rabada at the start, Rabada at the death. He holds the key for DC’s chances. The chances of him taking the ball when, when Russell arrives is also high. In that case, it makes up for an exciting duel. And we all know who had the upper hand when these two happened to lock horns with each other last time.
Other prominent options: Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Anrich Nortje, Amit Mishra
DC- Rishab Pant
KKR- Andre Russell
Player of the Match
Shorter boundaries, flat track and right now in red hot form. Who else to grab the ‘Player of the Match’ award than young Shubman Gill?
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