Kolkata, April 12, Friday at 08:00 PM IST
The Friday derby of Vivo IPL 2019 will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals at the iconic Eden Gardens. The previous encounter between both the teams was an enthralling high-tension clash that ended in a Super Over and something similar is expected tomorrow. The clash will begin at 08:00 PM IST.
The high-flying Kolkata Knight Riders faced a drubbing at the hands of defending champions Chennai Super Kings in their last fixture and would be desperate to bounce back. On the opposite, the rejigged Delhi Capitals registered a 4-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last assignment and would be eyeing to continue their momentum.
It will be interesting to watch if Delhi Capitals manages two wins in a row against Kolkata Knight Riders or not.
Total – 24
Kolkata Knight Riders – 13
Delhi Capitals – 10
Eden Gardens in Kolkata is a batting wicket that has little assistance for the pacers. According to weather forecasts, some early showers are expected in the afternoon.
Avg 1st inn score: 143
Avg 2nd inn score: 126
Highest Total: 201/5 (20 Ov) by PAK vs BAN
Lowest Total: 70/10 (15.4 Ov) by BAN vs NZ
Highest Chased: 161/6 (19.4 Ov) by WI vs Eng
Lowest Defended: 145/8 (20 Ov) by NZ vs BAN
Here’s how the two sides may lineup –
DC Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Rishabh Pant
Batsmen – P Shaw, S Dhawan, S Iyer, C Ingram
All-rounder – Axar Patel, C Morris
Bowlers -K Rabada, Ishant Sharma, A Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane/T Boult
KKR Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Dinesh Karthik
Batsmen – C Lynn, R Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Shubhman Gill
All-rounder – Sunil Narine, A Russell
Bowlers – Kuldeep Yadav, P Krishna, P Chawla, L Ferguson/H Gurney
Kolkata Knight Riders-
Chris Lynn, Yarra Prithviraj, Lockie Ferguson, Piyush Chawla, Harry Gurney, Sunil Narine, Sandeep Warrier, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Shubman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, Nikhil Naik, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Carlos Brathwaite, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, KC Cariappa
Colin Ingram, Manjot Kalra, Keemo Paul, Shreyas Iyer (c), Trent Boult, Bandaru Ayyappa, Avesh Khan, Ishant Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Amit Mishra, Colin Munro, Jalaj Saxena, Harshal Patel, Ankush Bains, Hanuma Vihari, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Tewatia, Rishabh Pant, Sandeep Lamichhane, Chris Morris, Nathu Singh, Sherfane Rutherford
In wicketkeeper, D Karthik will be a better choice. R Pant has just two 30+ scores in last six innings against KKR. D Karthik slammed a fifty in the last encounter against DC and looks good against DC bowlers.
In batsmen, Shreyas Iyer, S Dhawan, R Uthappa and N Rana can be the right picks.
N Rana has been a constant contributor with the bat in the middle order
S Iyer’s last 4 innings against KKR – 43, 93*, 4 and 47
In all-rounder, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell are must have options.
A Russell has been in outstanding with the bat in the tournament so far.
In bowlers, P Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Kagiso Rabada and Ishant Sharma will be the key.
DC wins the toss and elects to field first
Keemo Paul comes in for S Lamichhane
L Ferguson, Joe Denly and C Brathwaite come in or KKR
S Narine and H Gurney are missing out
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Colin Ingram, Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Keemo Paul, Ishant Sharma
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Carlos Brathwaite, Joe Denly, Lockie Ferguson, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna
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