In the Match 41 of the Indian Premier League 2021, the Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals will compete with each other. The Kolkata Knight Riders will require the contributions from Sunil Narine and Rahul Tripathi, while Shreyas Iyer and Anrich Nortje are key performers for Delhi Capitals. While, Rishabh Pant captains the DC side, and Eoin Morgan leads the Kolkata Knight Riders side.
The Kolkata Knight Riders are at 4th position in the points table with 4 wins in 10 matches and have picked up a good momentum in the IPL 2021 Phase 2. While the Delhi Capitals side have been brilliant with their execution in both departments and are at 2nd position with 8 wins in 10 league matches and would look to continue the same form.
Both the teams have performed well in the UAE Phase, and need to maintain their fine performances to be at the top 4 position until the completion of league stage. The KKR team lost their last league match to Chennai Super Kings, and Delhi Capitals won their last fixture against Rajasthan Royals and are expected to continue their momentum.
Fixture Name: Match 41
Competition: Indian Premier League 2021
Date: 28 September
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
KKR(recent last): L W W
DC(recent last): W W W
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Pitch Report: The match between KKR and DC is scheduled to be played at Dubai stadium. Here, the pitch is favourable for batters with the bounce being reliable and coming towards the bat nicely. While, the spin bowlers would also be in contention to pick wickets due to the large boundaries. The par score at Dubai International Cricket Stadium will be 165.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Royal Challengers Bangalore 165/6 won by 55 runs against Mumbai Indians 111/10 in Indian Premier League 2021.
The 6 players from KKR, and 5 players from DC are selected for the Dream11 team. Both teams have talented players, and it is a little hard effort to pick out the best 11. The captain pick will be Shikhar Dhawan who has been a consistent player for the DC team, while the vice-captain can be Rahul Tripathi who has been quite impressive in the Phase 2. While, differential pick will be Sunil Narine with ability to contribute in both departments.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Rishabh Pant
BATSMEN: Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Shikhar Dhawan
ALL-ROUNDERS: Axar Patel, Sunil Narine
BOWLERS: Varun Chakravrthy, Lockie Ferguson, Anrich Nortje
The Kolkata Knight Riders are expected to perform quite well and secure victory in their fixture against Delhi Capitals. The team will look to improve their bowling performance against the strong batting line-up of DC. While, Delhi Capitals have been impressive with all-round performances but are expected to come 2nd in this match.
The Kolkata Knight Riders have picked up a fine momentum in the Phase 2 and have put themselves in a position, where they can think of qualifying for the playoffs. The top picks from the KKR team will be Rahul Tripathi with the bat, and Sunil Narine with the ball. The team has 4 wins in 9 matches and need to win atleast 3 more games to qualify for the playoffs.
Rahul is a elegant cricketer and has often got unnoticed with his performances. He has been excellent in the currently happening second half, where he has been better than most of the batters of his team. He is looking in some good form, and can continue to perform the same in this game. In 10 matches, Rahul has amassed 306 runs at an average of 38.25.
Sunil has been impressive in this half, and has shown his worth in the last game and especially in the last over of the game. Sunil might not be getting to bat at a higher position, but he’s surely doing his all with the ball this season. He is a perfect top pick to choose from a decent bowling lineup of KKR. In 7 matches, Sunil Narine has picked up 7 wickets and was impressive in the last league match.
Captain: Eoin Morgan
Wicket-keeper: Dinesh Karthik
Possible Top Four: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana
Pace Bowlers: Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Andre Russell
Spin Bowlers: Sunil Narine, Varun Chakrvarthy
Overseas Players: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Eoin Morgan, Lockie Ferguson
The x-factor for KKR can be Nitish Rana who played well in the last league match and is expected to keep getting better, as the season progresses.
KKR Playing 11 (likely)
The Delhi Capitals have secured 8 victories in 10 league matches and is one of the most consistent sides for the past 2 years. The team’s balance has been fine in the presence of reputed cricketers and are expected to do well in this match. The top picks from the DC team will be opener Shikhar Dhawan and fast bowler Anrich Nortje.
Shikhar is a consistent performer and will do so, in the next games ahead. He is at the top of the orange cap board, and will look to maintain his position until the last game. Shikhar is a dependable batsman and gets a lot of points from the bat, and can gather some points from his fielding too, which he does it very well. In IPL 2021, Dhawan has accumulated 430 runs.
Anrich is a fierce bowler, he bowls fast with fine accuracy which makes him a top pick from this outstanding bowling department of DC. Nortje has been a find of gold by the DC management, and he has been consistently showing his worth in every game. Nortje’s performance in the Phase 2 have been impressive to put opposition under pressure, and has picked up 4 wickets in 2 matches at a terrific economy.
Captain: Rishabh Pant
Wicket-keeper: Rishabh Pant
Possible Top Four: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant
Pace Bowlers: Avesh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Spin bowlers: Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin
Overseas Players: Anrich Nortje, Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada
DC Playing 11 (likely)
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