The Indian Premier League will have two heavyweights go head to head as Delhi Capitals host Kolkata Knight Riders in the regular season on Saturday.
Delhi Capitals are in the third spot after a round of two games in the IPL and have done really well for themselves so far. Even though they are coming off a loss the team put forth a good fight. The issue of not having a solid batting lineup still remains, and the likes of Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer need to step up soon. The bowlers have done an exceptional job so far, and need support from the top order. The recipe for success is there for the franchise, and all they have to do is act on it, in order to compete in this league.
Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders have won the first two games of the season, and this has been the perfect start anyone could’ve asked. The team has got superstars in every single department, haven’t shown a single sign of weakness. Captain Dinesh Karthik will be pleased with his players and would urge them to keep the same energy up. If they are able to mount another two-three wins in a row, they can separate themselves from the others and build their campaign towards winning the championship.
Venue – Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi, India
Date & Time – 30th March | 8:00 PM IST
The Squads –
Delhi Capitals –
Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (wk), Prithvi Shaw, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Shikhar Dhawan, Jayant Yadav, Manjot Kalra, Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult , Hanuma Vihari, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Ankush Bains, Nathu Singh, Colin Ingram, Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Jalaj Saxena, Bandaru Ayyappa.
Kolkata Knight Riders –
Dinesh Karthik (c), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Joe Denly, Lockie Ferguson, Chris Lynn, Harry Gurnley, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Sandeep Warrier, KC Cariappa, Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Shrikant Mundhe, Nikhil Naik, Anrich Nortje, Prithvi Raj, Prasidh Krishna
Delhi Capitals – Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Colin Ingram, Amit Mishra, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma/Avesh Khan, Chris Morris, Sherfane Rutherford/Sandeep Lamichhane, Rishabh Pant, Kagiso Rabada
Kolkata Knight Riders – Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Kuldeep Yadav, Chris Lynn, Prasidh Krishna, Dinesh Karthik, Lockie Ferguson, Shubman Gill.
Key Players –
Delhi Capitals – Shikhar Dhawan | Rishabh Pant | Kagiso Rabada
Kolkata Knight Riders – Robin Uthappa | Nitish Rana | Andre Russell
Captain: S Narine (KKR)
V Captain: S Dhawan (DC)