DC vs KKR IPL: The Delhi Capitals (DC) witnessed a heartening 1-run defeat at the hands of Royal Challengers Bangalore in their previous game and their skipper Rishabh Pant would surely be disappointed on not having able to finish the game. However, DC have done fairly well in this Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season, having won 4 out of 6 matches. The Delhi Capitals are now up against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their seventh match of the tournament at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on April 29.
Steve Smith’s slow batting approach in the last 3 matches has been a big worry for the Delhi Capitals which makes a case for Sam Billings’ inclusion in the playing XI. Both Anrich Nortje and Chris Woakes are available for this game but they are likely to continue to warm the bench in this match as Ishant Sharma had a decent first game against RCB.
DC Playing 11 (Likely)
Steve Smith/Sam Billings
DC Player List
Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Lalit Yadav, Pravin Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddarth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Aniruddha Joshi.
Prithvi Shaw vs KKR
Delhi Capitals’ opener Prithvi Shaw has a terrific record against KKR in the IPL. Prithvi has smashed a remarkable total of 241 runs in just 4 games at an average of 60.2 and a phenomenal strike-rate of 163.9.
Shikhar Dhawan vs KKR
Prithvi’s opening partner, Shikhar Dhawan who has been in a brilliant form for the Delhi Capitals this season also has great numbers against KKR. Dhawan has scored a total of 688 runs in 25 matches which includes 6 fifties.
Amit Mishra vs Dinesh Karthik
DC’s veteran leg-spinner Amit Mishra has a formidable record against former KKR captain Dinesh Karthik in the IPL. Mishra has dismissed Karthik twice before over the years in this league.
Amit Mishra vs Dinesh Karthik in IPL
DC vs KKR IPL: Head to Head
In the 27 games played between these two teams in the history of the IPL, KKR have registered 14 wins and DC have won 12 games while one game ended without a result.
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