Kolkata Knight Riders would aim vengeance when they host the Delhi Capitals for the upcoming match in Eden Gardens. Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders have met once before in this season where DC trumped KKR in the super over. Rabada’s Yorker dismissed KKR’s big-hitting man Andre Russell and KKR was unable to chase 10 runs in an over.
Despite their last over loss against Delhi Capitals in their last meeting, Kolkata Knight Riders are in a better position as they are seated firmly on the second spot in the points table. While KKR will aim to seek vengeance for their last loss, Delhi Capitals would aim to register their fourth win of the season to climb up the points table.
Kolkata Knight Riders are returning off a loss against Chennai Super Kings where Deepak Chahar proved his worth as he became the bowler with most number of dot balls in an innings in the history of the Indian Premier League. On the other hand, Delhi Capitals registered a four-wicket victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore to keep them winless.
When both the teams meet this time, while KKR would aim to strengthen their grip in the tournament, Delhi Capitals would aim to keep their journey alive in the tournament.
We hope to have a good game against Kolkata Knight Riders: Ricky Ponting
We know that Kolkata Knight Riders are a good team. We are coming off a few days break, and we hope to have a good game against them this time as well.
I am very happy with the attitude of the team: Dinesh Karthik
When you lose four wickets in the powerplay, it is always difficult to make a comeback in the game. But I liked the way we came together to defend a small total.
When: 12 April 2019, 08:00 pm IST
Where: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Head to Head:
Total Played: 22
KKR Won: 12
KKR lost: 9
TEAM NEWS KKR vs DC
A green wicket can be expected and it could assist pacers. Scattered showers in the afternoon is predicted but it would not affect the game much.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Dinesh Karthik (c), Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Nikhil Naik, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Harry Gurney, KC Cariappa and Yarra Prithviraj.
Shreyas Iyer (c), Rahul Tewatia, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Ankush Bains, Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant(wk), Colin Ingram, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Manjot Kalra, Chris Morris, Sherfane Rutherford, Jalaj Saxena, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Nathu Singh, Bandaru Ayyappa, Colin Munro.
Playing XI KKR vs DC
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Chris Lynn, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav
Shikhar Dhawan, Rahul Tewatia, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Colin Ingram, Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Trent Boult/Sandeep Lamichanne
Fantasy Picks Kolkata Knight Riders:
Fantasy Picks Delhi Capitals
Sunil Narine misses out from the above team