KKR vs DC Dream11 AFTER TOSS: In the Match 41 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be locking horns with the Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on 28 September (Tuesday). While talking about the standings of these two teams, the Kolkata Knight Riders are placed at the fourth position while the Delhi Capitals are occupying second spot on the points tally.
Both these teams have witnessed quite different fortunes in the ongoing edition of the tournament. The Kolkata Knight Riders made a brilliant comeback in the IPL 2021 Phase 2 and now they are placed at the fourth position on the points table with six wins from ten matches. On the other hand, the Delhi Capitals have almost qualified for the playoffs with a total of 16 points as they have 8 wins in 10 games.
In the last 29 matches between these two teams in the history of the Indian Premier League, both the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Delhi Capitals have won 14 games each while one match ended as a no result fixture. However, the Delhi Capitals registered a convincing 7-wicket victory against Kolkata Knight Riders in the first match between these two sides in IPL 2021 season.
Fixture Name: IPL Match 41, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals
Competition: VIVO IPL 2021
Date: 28 September
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
KKR (recent last): L W W L W
DC (recent last): W W W W L
Ground: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Pitch Report: As seen in the previous afternoon games at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, there was some extra assistance for the pacers and spinners. The pitch has surely been challenging for the batsmen but things are expected to improve for the batters to a great extent in this game. However, bowling first will be a safe decision after winning the toss on this surface. The average first innings total will once again remain around the 160-170 mark.
Toss Update: Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opted to bowl first.
It will be really important from the fantasy cricket point of view to pick a mixed combination of the players from either of the sides in your dream teams. Things will be favourable for the bowlers in this venue since it is an afternoon match and thus include as many pacers and spinners to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy will be the must picks in this contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Rishabh Pant
BATSMEN: Nitish Rana, Shikhar Dhawan, Steve Smith, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer
ALL-ROUNDERS: Sunil Narine
BOWLERS: Lockie Ferguson, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Varun Chakravarthy
The Delhi Capitals will surely have the upper hand in this match against Kolkata Knight Riders. The Rishabh Pant-led side are expected to win this match and reclaim their top position on the points table sealing their playoffs spot. On the other hand, this is a very important game for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the context of the competition and they will want to play their best cricket in this game.
For the Kolkata Knight Riders, things surely went the other way round against the Chennai side in that loss. However, it was a complete and brilliant performance in the last two wins over Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians especially by Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson and Prasidh Krishna in the bowling department. They also have some in-form batsmen like Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer and Nitish Rana will be the mainstays in the batting department.
In the IPL 2021 Phase 2 for the Kolkata Knight Riders, Varun Chakravarthy has been stunning performer with the ball. He picked up three vital wickets in the game against Bangalore and also knocked down the prized scalp of MS Dhoni in the last match against Chennai Super Kings. The most significant part of his bowling in the ongoing edition of the tournament has been his economy and delivering well in the pressure situations
For the Kolkata Knight Riders, Rahul Tripathi is coming into this game after delivering two brilliant performances with the bat at the top of the order against two quality teams namely Chennai and Mumbai. Tripathi smashed an amazing unbeaten innings of 74 runs off 42 balls that included 8 fours and 3 sixes against Mumbai Indians. The right-handed KKR batsman has had an excellent performance against CSK scoring 45 runs off 33 balls.
KKR Playing 11 (Confirmed)
The Delhi Capitals would want that both their batsmen and bowlers continue delivering exceptional performances as they have done so far in the Indian Premier League 2021 season. The likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer and skipper Rishabh Pant will be their important clogs in the batting department in this game as well. On the other hand, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Axar Patel and Avesh Khan will be their crucial bowlers.
For the Delhi Capitals, senior opener Shikhar Dhawan has been in a terrific form with the bat in the last two seasons of the tournament. After scoring more than 600 runs in IPL 2020 that was held in the UAE, the left-handed batsman has already smashed more than 400 runs this edition. He scored an impressive 42-run innings in the winning cause for the Delhi Capitals against Hyderabad.
Delhi Capitals’ pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada has delivered superb performances in the last two games against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan. The South African speedster picked up the vital wickets of Wriddhiman Saha, Manish Pandey and Abdul Samad. Also, Rabada was absolutely sensational when the Indian Premier League was last held in the UAE conditions where he ended up picking a total of 30 wickets at an average of 18.26.
DC Playing 11 (Confirmed)
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