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KKR vs DC Playerzpot Prediction IPL Preview, Team News, Playing 11

Playerzpot Prediction Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals  IPL Preview, Team News, KKR vs DC Playing 11

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.

Match Details

When: 12 April 2019, 08:00 pm IST

Where: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Head to Head:

Total Played: 22

KKR Won: 12

KKR lost: 9


  • Harshal Patel and Rahul Tewatia of Delhi Capitals have been ruled out of the remaining season due to injury.
  • Sandeep Lamicchane may be roped in against KKR. Trent Boult is likely to make way for him.
  • KKR have roped in Australian pacer as a replacement for South African bowler Anrich Nortje. However, they are expected to keep their playing XI from the previous game intact.

Pitch Report

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.

Delhi Capitals:

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

Delhi Capitals:

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:

  • Russell's big-hitting prowess will be up against Kagiso Rabada's Yorkers. Russell has amassed 257 runs from five innings out of which 150 runs have been scored just by sixes. His average is 128.50 with a strike rate of 212.39.
  • Skipper Dinesh Karthik scored a composed 50 runs off 36 runs in the previous clash against Delhi Capitals. He would aim to make a difference this time as well.

Fantasy Picks Delhi Capitals

  • Eden gardens is all set for the Rabada vs Russell showdown. At Feroz Shah Kotla, Russell blasted off 28-ball 62 but Rabada ultimately managed to get the better of Russell in the super over as KKR lost the game.
  • Delhi can also take cue from Dhoni who contained Dre-Russell with his spin-heavy attack. Delhi can also bring in some similar strategy to tackle Russell.
  • Young gun Prithvi Shaw punched above his weight last time when DC met KKR as he scored a gritty 99 off 55 balls. Although he missed the century by one run, he showed clearly what he is capable of. He could be a potential threat this time as well.

Sunil Narine misses out from the above team

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