Kolkata Knight Riders will be hosting Delhi Capitals in the Match 26 of the Vivo IPL 2019 at the iconic Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The match will start at 8 pm tonight.
KKR were on the top of the table until the previous encounter with CSK, where they were handed over their second defeat of the season. KKR is to face DC tonight, and the last time these teams met each other, it ended in a nail-biting Super Over which was ultimately won by DC.
Delhi Capitals have managed to break their losing streak by beating the helpless RCB. The team will be on a high note to face the Knights at the Eden Gardens. There are a couple of injuries, but that should not affect the momentum of the team.
The pitch at Eden Garden is expected to generate a run-fest. However, the track provides does provide enough bounce and pace for the pacers.
We can expect a tight encounter between the two sides.
Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR love playing at home as it brings the best out of them. The top order has played some remarkable knocks, but the middle order needs to support more. KKR has depended mainly on Andre Russell who helped the team to win 3 out of the four matches singlehandedly.
Andre Russell was seen crumbling with pain in the last match but fielded later in the game. If adjudged unfit by the management, Russell might be replaced by Carlos Brathwaite. Rest of the team should be the same as in the previous game.
KKR probable XI:
Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik, Shubham Gill, Andre Russell/ Carlos Brathwaite, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Harry Gurney
Delhi Capitals have potential match winners but have been struggling to be consistent. The team looks good on paper, but players have failed to perform at their highest level. The biggest worry for DC is the form of the veteran, Shikhar Dhawan, who needs to deliver consistently to take this team into the playoffs.
The franchise also called for a sudden selection trial, and this speculated that we might see a couple of changes in the squad. The management did not disclose any names, but sources believe that all the players are Indians.
DC probable XI:
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Colin Ingram, Rishabh Pant, Chriss Morris, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Sandeep LKamichhane
Dream XI Predictions:
- Wicket-Keeper: Rishabh Pant
- Batsmen: Chris Lynn, Shreyas Iyer, Robin Uthappa, Prithvi Shaw, Colin Ingram
- All- Rounders: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell
- Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kuldeep Yadav
KKR has depth in their batting line-up while DC boasts off its fierce bowling attack.
KKR has more players in-form that might worry DC. Also, with mighty Andre Russell on in their side, KKR has a definite edge this game.
KKR to beat DC