Indian Premier League 2019 | KKR vs DC | 26th Match DOTBALL PREDICTION TIPS, GUIDE AND PREVIEW
Kolkata, April 12th, Friday at 08:00 PM IST
Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals lock horns for their second leg in IPL 2019. The last encounter between these two teams went down to the wire in the super over which Delhi Capitals managed to pull off. KKR will be seeking revenge at home after hitting a bumpy road in their campaign against the Chennai Super Kings. Delhi Capitals started off the season in style with a new look and determined outlook. However, their inconsistency has pushed them to the sixth position in the table with just three wins in six games.
KKR vs DC Dotball Preview
Kolkata Knight Riders’ Consistency at test
Kolkata Knight Riders have been battling it at the top of the table with Chennai Super Kings. They have got to a great start in the first half of the tournament, thanks to one juggernaut Andre Russell who has managed to win games single-handedly for KKR time and again in this season. Sunil Narine’s comeback has not had much of an impact and the batting order looks shady if you pull Andre Russell’s name out of the list. We saw that at display in Chennai. However, the team will be upbeat in the upcoming home encounter and the bowling unit will look at cashing in with some match winning performances as well.
Determined Delhi Capitals will be desperate to surge ahead
The rebranded Delhi Capitals has not been the team you can simply write off in this year’s IPL. They have shown their courage and determination with some amazing wins with strong teams like Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, their consistency has been dismal and they have failed to pull it off as a team when it matters. A classic example of this statement would be the mindset of Rishabh Pant who seems to lacking the patience to spend some time at the crease.
Prithvi Shaw’s potential is not being displayed when it matters. Delhi’s lodestar in the bowling department has been Kagiso Rabada who managed to dismiss Andre Russell in the crucial super over in their last encounter with KKR.
Pitch Analysis and Statistics
Eden Gardens produced a cracker of a game when KKR hosted SRH and we expect the pitch to behave in the same way. There will be little help for the spinners and pacers might rule the bowling domain. The team batting first will find it tough to defend the total and history has suggested the same in Eden Gardens.
Average 1st innings score: 175 | Average 1st innings score: 157
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals Head to Head Stats
Total – 24 | KKR- 13 | DC – 10
KKR VS DC head to head stats at Eden Gardens:
Kolkata Knight Riders – 6 | Delhi Capitals – 1
Delhi Capitals have a dismal record at Eden Gardens and the odds are in favour of KKR and/or the team batting second as chasing has worked well in Eden Gardens
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals Probable Team Changes
Andre Russell’s wrist looked in bad shape in their last game in Chennai. If he’s unfit, Brathwaite might replace him which will be a big blow to KKR.
- DC might miss the services of Rahul Tewatia and Harshal Patel due to their fitness issues.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals Probable Playing 11
Kolkata Knight Riders :
Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (C & WK), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell/Carlos Brathwaite, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Harry Gurney
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (C), Colin Ingram, Rishabh Pant (WK), Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane
KKR VS DC SQUADS
Kolkata Knight Riders –
Sunil Narine, Shrikant Mundhe, Lockie Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav, Carlos Brathwaite, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c), Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Joe Denly, Harry Gurney, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Sandeep Warrier, Nikhil Naik, KC Cariappa, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Shubman Gill, Yarra Prithviraj
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (C), Colin Ingram, Rishabh Pant (WK), Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane Rahul Tewatia, Colin Munro, Hanuma Vihari, Trent Boult, Hanuma Vihari, Ankush Bains, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Jalaj Saxena, Manjot Kalra, Sherfane Rutherford, Nathu Singh, Bandaru Ayyappa.
KKR vs DC Dotball Fantasy Team Predictor
Fantasy picks from Kolkata Knight Riders
Andre Russell/ Sunil Narine | D Karthik/N Rana | K Yadav
Fantasy picks from Delhi Capitals
R Pant | Chris Morris | Kagiso Rabada
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Today’s Match Prediction Corner – KKR vs DC | Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals
Betting Odds for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals 26th IPL Match
bet365: Kolkata Knight Riders– 4/6, Delhi Capitals– 6/5
Skybet: Kolkata Knight Riders– 4/5, Delhi Capitals– 1
Betfair: Kolkata Knight Riders– 8/11, Delhi Capitals– 23/20
The odds are in favor of Kolkata Knight Riders to win the match.
Best Kolkata Knight Riders bowler: Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine
Top Delhi Capitals bowler: Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris
Best Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen: Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn
Top Delhi Capitals Batsmen: Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer
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