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KKR vs DC Prediction: Toss, Pitch, Cricket Betting Tips for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2020 Match 42

KKR vs DC Prediction: Its do or die situation for KKR. After being thrashed by the RCB in the last match, they need to regroup entirely if they are to aim at the playoffs spot. And the first major hurdle that they will have to cross is that of a strong DC side. Can KKR get the better of DC in this match? Let’s find out.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals
Indian Premier League 2020, Match 42
Date & Time: 24 October, 2020 at 7:30PM IST
Sheik Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Strength

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • Strong batting line-up on paper. All of their batsmen are match-winners in their own right. Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, and Eoin Morgan have shown their calibre in various stages of the tournament.
  • KKR has a lot of varied bowling options to choose from. With Lockie proving his calibre, KKR’s bowling has strengthened a bit.
  • With Tripathi opening with Gill, they have resolved their opening conundrum.

Delhi Capitals:

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  • DC has a strong batting line-up. Top-4 packed by top Indian batsmen along with Stoinis and Carrey makes them a strong force.
  • The Proteas duo of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje has been impressive in this tournament so far.
  • The current batting form of their captain Shreyas Iyer is a huge boost to this Delhi side.
  • A well balanced and settled batting eleven.

Weakness

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • KKR has played the entire tournament with a fluid batting order, with no stability whatsoever. It hasn’t worked well for them.
  • If Andre Russell and Sunil Narine are not fit, then that is a thing of concern for KKR.
  • Despite big names in the paper, KKR’s batting lineup hasn’t clicked up to their reputation.

Delhi Capitals:

  • Form of Rishab Pant and inconsistency of Prithvi Shaw is something to be looked at.

KKR vs DC Who will win?

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KKR vs DC Win Prediction

  • DC- 65%
  • KKR- 35%

Betting odds

Bet365: KKR- 2.20, DC- 1.66
Betway: KKR- 2.10, DC- 1.66

Delhi Capitals to win the match

DC is well settled and has less or negligible weakness compared to KKR. Hence they are expected to outcast the Knight Riders quite comfortably as per KKR vs DC today match prediction.

So if you are in for online IPL betting, place your money on DC.

Head to Head (overall)

  • Matches Played- 26
  • KKR – 13
  • DC- 12
  • Abandoned-01

Head to Head (in UAE)

  • Matches Played- 2
  • KKR – 0
  • DC – 2

KKR VS DC MATCH PREDICTION

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With KKR completely out of place in the last match, they are expected to make a lot of changes to their playing eleven. Out of form, Nitish Rana may make way for Rinku Singh. If fit, both West Indian all-rounders Andre Russell and Sunil Narine are sure to get back into the playing eleven. In that case, Tom Banton and Pat Cummins may make way for them. The chance of Morgan batting up the order cannot be also ruled out.

As for DC, they rested Anrich Nortje in the last match. With the stakes clearly high, he is expected to get his place back in the playing eleven. No other changes are expected from DC.

DC Playing 11: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Shimron Hetmyer, Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

KKR Playing 11: Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Rinku Singh/ Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi/ Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav

Expert free tip for DC vs KKR Dream11 and IPL betting tips

  1. Shubman Gill and Eoin Morgan are in fine form. Expect them to deliver as always.
  2. Lockie Ferguson showed great promise in the last match. Gamble with him for cricket betting and for Grand Leagues.
  3. DC captain Shreyas Iyer is in fine form. Expect him to deliver as always.
  4. Rabada and Nortje are probably the best fast bowling duo in IPL 2020. Never leave them out of your fantasy teams.
  5. Tushar Deshpande is a good wild card option to try in grand leagues.

KKR vs DC Toss Prediction and Pitch Report

Abu Dhabi has seen close games as well as one-sided games. But largely it has suited the team batting first. It has also become more spin-friendly in the last few matches. So batting first seems to be the ideal choice. Teams batting first should look to score above 170 as anything below that should be easy to chase down.

If Delhi Capitals bats first: 170-180

If Kolkata Knight Riders bats first: 150-160

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- Shikhar Dhawan

With back to back centuries to his name, Shikhar is in the form of his life with the bat. Expect him to continue that form.

Other Prominent options: Shreyas Iyer, Eoin Morgan

Top Bowler

KKR- Lockie Ferguson

Lockie showed great character in the last two matches that he has played. With KKR in a must-win situation and with him most likely to lead the pace attack, expect him to deliver.

DC- Kagiso Rabada

Rabada at the start, Rabada at the death. He holds the key to 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: Sunil Narine, Anrich Nortje

Most Sixes

DC- Shreyas Iyer

KKR- Eoin Morgan

Player of the Match

Kagiso Rabada

KKR’s batting hasn’t been up to the mark in this year’s IPL. With that in mind, there is no one more suited than Rabada to exploit that weakness of the opposition. He is our prediction for the ‘Player of the Match’ category.

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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.