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| On Oct 5, 2021 12:23 PM IST

IPL KKR vs DC, Match 41: Possible Playing 11 of Kolkata Knight Riders

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KKR Playing 11: The Kolkata Knight Riders will play their 11th fixture of the IPL 2021 against Delhi Capitals. The team has 4 wins in 10 matches and will need to win at least 3 more games to make their case for the playoffs.

In their last league match against Chennai Super Kings, the team could not defend their total of 171 runs. It was a good effort by the batters like Rahul Tripathi and Nitish Rana to stitch crucial partnerships. While, the bowlers like Varun Chakrvarthy and Sunil Narine were quite impressive with their efforts to put pressure on the opposition, but could not win the match for the team.


Team News

  • Andre Russell injured himself during the last league match against CSK
  • Shakib Al Hasan or Ben Cutting can replace Russell in the 11.
  • The team is positioned 4th in the points table with 4 wins in 10 fixtures.
  • Kuldeep Yadav has come back to India due to injury.

KKR Playing 11 (likely)

The Kolkata Knight Riders will look to be back in the winning ways in this fixture against Delhi Capitals. In their last encounter, the DC team beat KKR by 7 wickets and the Knights will have to put their 100% efforts to secure the victory.

The team is expected to bring Ben Cutting in the Playing in place of Andre Russell who has been injured during the match against Chennai Super Kings. While, other players have been playing well and team management is not expected to make any changes. The captain is not likely to be harsh on the emerging fast bowler, Prasidh Krishna after he was hit for 22 runs in the 19th over.

Andre Russell IPL 2021 performance with KKR

KKR Playing 11 (likely)
1. Shubman Gill
2. Venkatesh Iyer
3. Nitish Rana
4. Rahul Tripathi
5. Eoin Morgan (c)
6. Andre Russell/Ben Cutting
7. Dinesh Karthik (wk)
8. Sunil Narine
9. Lockie Ferguson
10. Varun Chakravarthy
11. Prasidh Krishna


Kolkata Knight Riders Squad

KKR Squad: Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Pawan Negi, Tim Seifert, Shakib al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Tim Southee


Where to Watch KKR vs DC Live IPL 2021

WATCH KKR vs DC LIVE on Star Sports TV Network in different languages like Star Sports  1 English, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada, and Star Sports Malayalam.The match can also be streamed live on the Disney+Hotstar app by taking their monthly or yearly membership plan. The telecom operators, Vodafone Idea, Airtel, and Jio are offering different plans for their customers bundled with Disney+ Hotstar app to WATCH KKR vs DC Indian Premier League 2021. All the cricketing nations including 100 countries will be able to view the Indian Premier League 2021 on their Television Sets.


4 Fantasy picks for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals from KKR

1. Venkatesh Iyer

The top-order batsman has been quite excellent with his decision making against the top bowlers in the leagues. In his debut IPL season, Venkatesh has looked confident of scoring at a quick rate and can stabilize the team well. In 3 matches of IPL 2021,

Name Matches Runs Average
Venkatesh Iyer 3 112 56

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2. Sunil Narine

The KKR all-rounder will look to continue his fine form in the T20 format to help the team in qualifying for the playoffs. In the last league match, Narine picked 3 wickets to put CSK team in pressure in the last over, and has a total of 7 wickets in this season.

Name Matches Wickets Average
Sunil Narine 7 7 27.57

3. Rahul Tripathi

The best pick from the KKR squad has been impressive with his ability to rotate the strike and keep the run-rate steady. In the last league match, Rahul scored 45 off 33 balls to give a helping hand to the team to post a competitive total on the board. In IPL 2021, Tripathi has amassed 306 runs in 10 matches.

Name Matches Runs Average
Rahul Tripathi 9 261 38.25

4. Nitish Rana

The player finally got an opportunity to play enough balls and contributed 37 off 27 balls in the middle-order which was necessary for the team to gain momentum at the end of their innings against CSK. In 10 matches of IPL 2021, Rana has amassed 243 runs at an average of 34.71

Name Matches Runs Average
Nitish Rana 10 243 34.71

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