| On Updated : Oct 3, 2020 11:30 AM IST

DC vs KOL Dream11 Match Prediction FREE TEAMS Today IPL Match 3 October

DC vs KOL Dream11 Prediction: The ability to hit sixes will take center-stage in Sharjah when Delhi Capitals will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the evening game today. Both the teams have had a similar start to the season with 2 wins and a defeat against their names. Two points are crucial for both these teams to stay in the top half of the table. We will preview DC vs KOL Dream11 contest.

After winning first two matches, Delhi Capitals had to face a loss against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last match. After losing the toss at Abu Dhabi, Delhi Capitals bowlers struggled to pick up early wickets and SRH set up their base for a competitive total. Only Kagiso Rabada and Amit Mishra picked up a couple each as SRH posted 162 runs on the board. In reply, Prithvi Shaw went back to pavilion in the very first over. After that, Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer had a small partnership but no one did go big to anchor the run-chase. Rishabh Pant also struggled in the middle overs as SRH won the match by 15 runs.

The strategy of playing with 7 bowling options is working in KKR’s favor as they went on to win second consecutive match with the same playing XI. Batting first, Shubman Gill again gave them a quick start after the loss of Sunil Narine early. Nitish Rana and Andre Russell had starts but could not kick on and got out in their 20s. That hampered KKR’s search of quick runs but Eoin Morgan made sure that they had 174 runs on the board. In bowling, KKR’s pace attack absolutely ripped through RR top order with the new ball. RR could not recover from that early assault and lost wickets at regular intervals. Young trio of Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Varun Chakravarthy had two scalps each as KKR registered a comfortable win by 37 runs.

In head-to-head comparisons, Kolkata Knight Riders do have a slight upper hand in the matches played between these two sides. KKR have won 13 matches while DC have managed victories on 11 occasions. In last 5 matches, Delhi Capitals have somehow turned the tide with a lead of 3-2. Delhi Capitals also beat KKR when both teams met last time in UAE during the 2014 season.

Pitch and Conditions

We are in Sharjah today and it is a six hitting ground. Short boundaries with a flat pitch signal a graveyard for the bowlers. Bowlers will have to use the new ball very efficiently to have a few inroads, if not then they will have to be prepared to get smashed. Big-hitters may get promotions today looking at the conditions on offer. Weather is expected to remain clear for the evening in Sharjah.

DC vs KOL Dream11 Teams Match Details

Fixture name: Delhi Capitals Vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 16, IPL 2020

Competition: IPL 2020

Date: 3rd October 2020

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Stadium: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Head to Head (Last 5 games)

Delhi Capitals: 01, Kolkata Knight Riders: 04, Tie: 00

Points Table Standings

Delhi Capitals: Matches- 3, Win- 2, Loss- 1, Points- 4, Standing- 2nd
Kolkata Knight Riders: Matches- 3, Win- 2, Loss- 1, Points- 4, Standing- 3rd

Recent Form

Delhi Capitals: LWWLW
Kolkata Knight Riders: WWLLW

Last Match at the Venue

Kings XI Punjab (223/2, 20 Overs) lost to Rajasthan Royals (226/6, 19.3 Overs) by 4 wickets, 27th September 2020.

DC vs KOL Dream11 Team Prediction

Let’s take a look at the squad news and DC Vs KOL Dream11 predictions for today’s encounter.

Delhi Capitals Team News

  • Delhi Capitals are likely to go in with the same playing XI from their last match.
  • Shikhar Dhawan needs to strike at a better rate than he is doing it currently while his partner Prithvi Shaw has played a couple of handy knocks already.
  • They have changed the positions of Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer according to the situations and match-ups so far. Rishabh Pant is likely to get a promotion today due to short boundaries at Sharjah.
  • Marcus Stoinis and Axar Patel are their all-rounders while Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje will lead the bowling attack in DC vs KOL Dream11 predictions. Ishant Sharma and Amit Mishra have enough experience in their ranks to make the adjustments here.

DC Playing 11 (Probable)

Shikhar Dhawan
Prithvi Shaw
Shimron Hetmyer
Shreyas Iyer
Rishabh Pant
Marcus Stoinis
Axar Patel
Amit Mishra
Kagiso Rabada
Anrich Nortje
Ishant Sharma

Kolkata Knight Riders Team News

  • Kolkata Knight Riders are not likely to change their winning formula of giving themselves as many as 7 bowling options in the XI.
  • Shubman Gill is looking all set for a breakout season this year while his partner Sunil Narine will get at least another opportunity at Sharjah today to open.
  • We will see some changes in the batting order of Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Eoin Morgan and Andre Russell according to the situation today.
  • Young-guns Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi will accompany Pat Cummins in the fast-bowling department. Varun Chakravarthy has bowled brilliantly so far but Kuldeep Yadav needs to find his grooves back at this high-scoring venue.

KOL Playing 11 (Probable)

Sunil Narine
Shubman Gill
Nitish Rana
Eoin Morgan
Dinesh Karthik
Andre Russell
Pat Cummins
Kuldeep Yadav
Varun Chakravarthy
Kamlesh Nagarkoti
Shivam Mavi

DC vs KOL Dream 11 Prediction Today Cricket Match

WK: Rishabh Pant
Batsmen: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw
All-rounders: Andre Russell, Sunil Narine
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Varun Chakravarthy

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Captain Picks

For Small Leagues

  • Rishabh Pant had starts in all 3 matches so far but hasn’t gone on to grab headlines on his own. Today might the day for him with a high-scoring thriller in prospect against KKR. He should be the ideal pick for the venue like Sharjah.
  • Andre Russell has not taken this IPL by storm by any means and here he is in Sharjah today. No boundaries are big enough for him when he is on song but this one is particularly like a backyard to him if he gets going. Andre Russell for your captain is a no-brainer today.
  • Shubman Gill is another one who will enjoy the conditions here. Ball will come onto the bat and he can get KKR off to a flyer today. He will have the opportunity to post a real big one at top of the order.

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For Grand Leagues

  • Shreyas Iyer is a good option for the grand leagues today. He is a slight risky pick but can be a differential for you if top order fails to fire for the Capitals. In the other case, his game time will be limited if DC gets a big one at the top as Rishabh Pant is likely to get a promotion in that scenario.
  • Usually you should pack your team with batsmen at a venue like Sharjah but Kagiso Rabada can give you points in any conditions. He got the better of Andre Russell last year with that famous yorker in the super over and that particular match-up will be a key to this year’s fixture as well.
  • Eoin Morgan has found his stripes straight away for KKR with the scores of 42* & 34* in last two innings. He has underperformed in IPL over the years but this season will be the year when we get to see best of Eoin Morgan. And what better venue to put your punt on him than Sharjah?

Who will win DC vs KOL Today Match Prediction?

As per our Today Match Prediction, Kolkata Knight Riders are primed to win this encounter against Delhi Capitals. KKR’s hitting prowess is second to none in this competition and at a venue like Sharjah, they will have to start as favourites. In the bowling department as well, KKR have enough options if something goes wrong with any of their bowlers. But you cannot count out anyone here as we saw with Rahul Tewatia in the last match at the venue.

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