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KKR vs DC Prediction: Toss, Pitch, Cricket Betting Tips for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2020 Match 16

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

KKR vs DC: Who will win?

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.

Strength

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • Strong batting line-up. All of their batsmen are match-winners in their own right. Shubman Gill and Eoin Morgan are in fine touch.
  • From a world champion bowler in Pat Cummins to mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy, KKR has a lot of varied bowling options to choose from. Adding Andre Russell, they have 7 genuine bowling options in their bowling armoury.
  • Two of their batsmen in the top 6 can provide 6-8 overs together with the ball. This provides a much-needed balance and stability to a T20 team.
  • Young seamers Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti look like readymade T20 bowlers.

Delhi Capitals:

  • DC has a strong batting line-up. Top-4 packed by top Indian batsmen along with Hetmyer and Stoinis makes them a strong force.
  • Despite the injury concerns regarding Ashwin, their spin bowling unit performed well above their weight.
  • Kagiso Rabada is in terrific form and Ishant is back in the eleven. That provides a major boost to the bowling unit.

Weakness

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • With the addition of a fast-bowling all-rounder to the line-up, KKR has narrowed down their batting a little bit. Barring Narine, they now only have 5 genuine batsmen. This may cost them badly on one of their bad days.
  • The batting form of Sunil Narine is a huge worry. It’s almost like KKR is starting their batting innings on 0/1.
  • Form of captain Dinesh Karthik and spin lead Kuldeep Yadav is a huge worry for KKR.

Delhi Capitals:

  • Delhi lacks the firepower to succeed in Sharjah. Most of their top-order batsman is classical stroke makers.
  • Rishab Pant looks really rusty. If he is out of form, it would be tough for DC to pounce upon the favourable Sharjah conditions.

Win Prediction

  • DC- 40%
  • KKR- 60%

Betting odds

Bet365: DC- 1.80, KKR- 2.00
Betway: DC- 1.72, KKR- 2.00

Kolkata Knight Riders to win this match

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  • KKR have a better attacking batting line-up than DC, and for that reason, they are expected to succeed well in Sharjah than DC, as per today match prediction.
  • Young KKR bowlers like Mavi and Nagarkoti used slower balls to great effect in the last match, these would prove to be more useful in the shorter Sharjah ground.
  • RR lacks the fire-power to succeed in Sharjah unless Kagiso Rabada cleans up the KKR middle order cheaply.

Head to Head (overall)

  • Matches Played- 25
  • KKR – 13
  • DC- 11
  • Abandoned-01

Head to Head (in UAE)

  • Matches Played- 1
  • KKR – 0
  • DC – 1

KKR VS DC MATCH PREDICTION

Photo: Kolkata Knight Riders

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

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  1. KKR’s young pacers are performing well above their weight. They are mixing up the variations incredibly well. Pick them to gain big in grand leagues.
  2. With the small ground in place, brute hitters like Andre Russell, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Rishab Pant, Shimron Hetmyer and Marcus Stoinis are expected to have a good game.
  3. Kagiso Rabada is the key man for DC. If they are to win this match, he has to dismantle the strong KKR middle order cheaply. As for cricket betting tips, he is the man to invest your money in.
  4. Shubman Gill is in fine form. Bet on him to continue that form with favourable conditions at stake.

KKR vs DC Toss Prediction and Pitch Report

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.

Predicted Score:

If Delhi Capitals bat first: 180-190

If Kolkata Knight Riders bat first: 210-220

KKR vs DC cricket betting tips

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Players who are expected to perform well as per Dream11 Prediction.

Top Batsman

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

Top Bowler

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

Most Sixes

DC- Rishab Pant

KKR- Andre Russell

Player of the Match

Shubman Gill

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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Midhun M Menon @Mid_On_

An engineer who watches, plays, and writes cricket. Out here to tell you interesting stories from 22 yards from the perspective of a 22-year-old guy.