The 12th season of the Indian Premier League will see their 26th match being played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals on Friday.
Kolkata Knight Riders are in the second spot in the IPL and they have terrific for the majority of the season. Except for a blip in the last game, where everything that could go wrong has gone wrong, the team has not shown any clear weaknesses. Andre Russell has been the most consistent player in the team and a lot of the success is on his shoulders. If everything goes according to plan, this franchise will be making the playoffs with ease.
Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals have an even record till now with 3 wins and 3 losses. This is a better start for the team in recent years, given how terrible they have been in the past. They do have some really talented players in Kagiso Rabada, Shikhar Dhawan and Colin Ingram, who have enough experience to guide these youngsters but need to be at their best for the majority of the season. If they are able to get into the playoffs, it will be a job well done for the franchise.
Venue – Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India
Date & Time – 12th April | 8:00 PM IST
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This pitch is one of those who are on the slower side and being close to a coastal area makes it susceptible to dew.
The Squads –
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 –
Axar Patel, Ankush Bains, Rishabh Pant (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Kagiso Rabada, Prithvi Shaw, Bandaru Ayyappa, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Colin Ingram, Sandeep Lamichhane, Harshal Patel, Amit Mishra, Keemo Paul, Rahul Tewatia, Ishant Sharma, Manjot Kalra, Jalaj Saxena, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Nathu Singh, Chris Morris, Hanuma Vihari, Colin Munro
Kolkata Knight Riders – Dinesh Karthik, Chris Lynn, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Sunil Narine, Harry Gurney, Andre Russell
Delhi Capitals –Shreyas Iyer, Kagiso Rabada, Rishabh Pant, Sandeep Lamichhane, Prithvi Shaw, Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Ingram, Chris Morris, Axar Patel
Key Players –
Kolkata Knight Riders – Andre Russell | Sunil Narine | Piyush Chawla
Delhi Capitals – Shreyas Iyer | Rishabh Pant | Kagiso Rabada