After winning their opening game against Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals failed to capitalize on that win in their second game when they faced Chennai Super Kings. Rishabh Pant’s cameo didn’t do the magic that did in the first game and against Chennai, they tumbled down to a score of 147 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 6 wickets. It wasn’t an easy task to defend such a mediocre total against such a mighty team. As expected the bowlers were thrashed severely except for Axar Patel who remained the only bowler to have an economy rate of 4.00. (DC vs KKR IPL)
Kolkata Knight Riders would be happy with how the things have been going for them so far. They are on the top of the table and would want to continue that dominance after this game as well. The batting department of Kolkata Knight Riders have been exceptional and Andre Russell have been ballistic. Two tremendous innings for his team, two wins registered. But, Russell would want to convert his restless 40s into 50s like Robin Uthappa and Nitish Rana. 218 runs was a satisfactory score for any team but Kings XI Punjab tried to fight back but the lost game by 28 runs while chasing.
This clash would be vital for both the teams as KKR would want to retain their position on the top and DC would want to climb up on the top 2 positions on the table.
The 22 yards of Feroz Shah Kotla has always been a good track with the balls coming to the bat swiftly for the batters. A score of above 200 would not be of any surprise because a total of 214 runs was chased in this ground.
The Sun will be high and shining in Delhi with a maximum temperature of 36 degrees Celsius along with 31% humidity in the air.
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It seems like another victory for Kolkata Knight Riders in this game. Though Delhi has the potential to strike back but that’s unlikely.
bet365: Kolkata Knight Riders – 8/11, Delhi Capitals– 11/10
Skybet: Kolkata Knight Riders – 4/5, Delhi Capitals– 1
betfair: Kolkata Knight Riders – 3/4, Delhi Capitals– 11/10
The books are predicting Kolkata Knight Riders’ WIN.
Top Delhi Capitals batsmen – S Dhawan, CA Ingram
Top Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen – C Lynn, R Uthappa
Top Delhi Capitals bowlers – TA Boult, S Lamichhane
Top Kolkata Knight Riders bowler – K Yadav, AD Russell
Delhi Capitals Playing 11: Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, K Rabada, C Morris, Axar Patel, C Ingram/S Rutherford, S DHawan, P Shaw, R Pant
Kolkata Knight Riders Playing 11: L Ferguson, P Chawla, P Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav, A Russell, Sunil Narine, Shubhman Gill, Nitish Rana, R Uthappa, C Lynn, Dinesh Karthik