Indian Premier League, 2019 | Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 10th Match | DC vs KKR Who Will Win
The second match of the doubleheader will see the Delhi Capitals taking on Kolkata Kight Riders in their ‘Qila Kotla’ i.e. at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi for the 10th match of the competition.
KKR have been brilliant so far as they have won both their opening game against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab. Meanwhile, Capitals started their campaign with a thumping win over the three-time champions Mumbai Indians at Wankhede but lost to the other three-time champions Chennai Super Kings in their own backyard at Feroz Shah Kotla by 6 wickets.
Kolkata Knight Riders
The current table-toppers Kolkata Knight Riders have got off to blistering start courtesy Andre Russell tonking bowlers at will. He snatched a victory from the jaws of Sunrisers Hyderabad by tormenting 40 runs from the 18th and 19th overs while chasing a formidable 181.
His bat was roaring loud in the next match as well against Kings XI Punjab which was played at their home in Eden Gardens. This time around, he once again decimated the KXIP bowlers with a swashbuckling 48 from just 17 deliveries which included 3 fours and 5 sixes.
Apart from his batting blitz, he has been good with the ball as well scalping 4 wickets from 2 matches. He has been a potential match winner for KKR so far and his team will thoroughly depend on him once again.
The home side Delhi Capitals started their campaign with their 12th win over the three-time champions Mumbai Indians. Though they were not up to the mark in their first home game of the season against CSK but, a lot of positives were there to be taken for the home side.
Delhi’s combination in the last game saw only three foreigners making the cut into the eleven. However, coach Ricky Ponting has hinted that in the third game they will be coming in with their full-fledged squad and has hinted that Chris Morris will make the cut.
It would be interesting to see what combination Delhi Capitals will opt for in this game to register their first win of the season at home.
In the last game, it was seen the track got slower as the game progressed. Spinners made things tough for the batsmen and the same can be expected in this game. Although, a different strip will be used in this game which can be batting friendly.
Avg 1st inn score- 163
Avg 2nd inn score- 149
Venue:- Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi
Match Timing:- Saturday, March 30, 2019, 08:00 PM IST
Kolkata Knight Riders
IN: Nikhil Naik
OUT: Sunil Narine
OUT: Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Keemo Paul
IN: Chris Morris, Sandeep Lamichhane, Hanuma Vihari, Harshal Patel
Here’s how both teams KKRght line-up:-
Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Colin Ingram, Amit Mishra, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma/Avesh Khan, Chris Morris, Sherfane Rutherford/Sandeep Lamichhane, Rishabh Pant, Kagiso Rabada.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Nikhil Naik, Andre Russell, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Kuldeep Yadav, Chris Lynn, Prasidh Krishna, Dinesh Karthik, Lockie Ferguson, Shubman Gill.
Players to watch out KKR:
Eyeing a hat-trick of wins this season, KKR’s reliance will be heavily on the muscle man Andre Russell and Nitish Rana who is the leading run-getter for KKR so far.
Robin Uthappa also got into the grove in the last match by scoring a 50, if he gets going again it could be a nightmare for Delhi Capitals.
Kuldeep Yadav and the fiery Blackcaps paceman Lockie Ferguson has been bowling really well which means these two are our bowling picks.
Players to watch out DC:
Shikhar Dhawan at the top has been holding the key for the Capitals. Prithvi Shaw needs more time to settle down and get into his own, the same goes for skipper Shreyas Iyer who hasn’t delivered yet.
With Chris Morris ready to go, he can definitely make things worse for any opposition on his day.
Amit Mishra and Axar Patel will hold the key on a relatively slow surface of Kotla, while Kagiso Rabada with his intimidating pace can cause damage to any batting line-up.
Disclaimer:- This DC vs KKR Dream11 prediction is based on our research from various sources, We advise you not to make Dream11 Team as per your discretion and understanding from the squad and playing 11 listed in the article.