Kolkata Knight Riders, after an embarrassing loss at Chepauk on Tuesday, welcome Delhi Capitals at their home in Kolkata. Only when KKR were making IPL exciting with all the slam-bang, they were stopped by the genius of MS Dhoni. Soon after coming out to bat, KKR were in shambles and out of the game in the first hour. They would be looking to get back to winning ways on familiar conditions and before the support from the crowd.
Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals would come confidently into the fixture after seeing off Royal Challengers Bangalore with ease in their last outing. Once again, the focus will be on their middle-order that has misfired and let games slip away. With IPL 2019 tourney reaching half-way mark, DC can’t afford another slip-up as it could put them in the lower half of the table for good.
Previous meeting: KKR 185/8, DC 185/6 (Delhi Capitals won the one-over eliminator) on March 30, 2019
Where: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
When: 12 April at 8:00 PM IST
KKR – Lockie Ferguson, Joe Denly and Carlos Brathwaite IN, Gurney, Lynn and Narine OUT
DC – Keemo IN for Lamichhane
KKR vs DC Playing 11 (confirmed at toss) & Squads
KKR Playing 11: Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Lokie Ferguson, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Joe Denly
Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2019 squad: Dinesh Karthik (c), Chris Lynn, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Sunil Narine, Harry Gurney, Andre Russell, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, KC Cariappa, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Yarra Prithviraj, Carlos Brathwaite, Sandeep Warrier and Nikhil Naik
DC Playing 11: Shreyas Iyer (c), Kagiso Rabada, Rishabh Pant (wk), Keemo Paul, Prithvi Shaw, Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Ingram, Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia
Delhi Capitals IPL 2019 squad: Shreyas Iyer (c), Kagiso Rabada, Rishabh Pant (wk), Sandeep Lamichhane, Prithvi Shaw, Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Ingram, Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Hanuma Vihari, Bandaru Ayyappa, Ankush Bains, Avesh Khan, Nathu Singh, Keemo Paul, Manjot Kalra, Sherfane Rutherford, Amit Mishra, Colin Munro, Jalaj Saxena, Trent Boult and Harshal Patel.
KKR vs DC Dream 11 Team
Kolkata’s spinners, Piyush Chawla and Kuldeep Yadav, have had their share of success against Kolkata. Chawla has 10 scalps in 6 games against KKR since 2015 while Kuldeep Yadav has dismissed Pant twice on last three occasions the two have come up against each other in the competition.
In-form Andre Russell is another you can bet on without hesitation.
Delhi Capitals Top Picks –
Skipper Shreyas Iyer has a liking for KKR attack it seems. In last 5 innings against Kolkata, Iyer has registered scores of 43, 93*, 4, 47 and 26. A smart captain/vice-captain choice.
Kindly revisit for the final update of the KKR vs DC Dream11 Prediction.