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.
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.
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
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
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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,
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.
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.
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
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