VIVO IPL 2021: DC vs KKR Preview & Dream 11 Prediction
- Delhi Capitals has a stronger batting lineup with more players in form
- KKR has some very dangerous strikers in its middle-order that can change the game
- Delhi Capitals have improved their bowling lineup with the addition of Ishant Sharma and Axar Patel.
Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders (DCvKKR): The 25th match of VIVO IPL 2021 will be played between these two teams DCvKKR, The match will begin on 29 April at 7:30 pm IST.
Delhi Capitals lost a heartbreaking encounter against Royal Challengers Bangalore by one run and now have a short turnaround till its next match. They will be taking on the Kolkata Knight Riders, a team that is come off of a superb win in the previous match against the Punjab Kings.
Both teams seem to have some weaknesses that they need to work on and the middle of the table is getting a bit cramped so further mistakes can be quite costly. The match is going to be played in Ahmedabad, a venue that has been moderately high-scoring with dew also playing a role in most of the matches.
Delhi Capitals did a lot of things right in its match against RCB but it still lost the match. A large part of the blame has to fall on the feet of Rishab Pant who played an uncharacteristic inning of 58 from 48 deliveries. He struggled throughout and was unable to find the boundaries when needed.
However, that can happen even to the best of the players and in general, DC has been in pretty decent form. We also thought they got the team selection right in the previous match. They got back Ishant Sharma in place of Lalit Yadav and that made the bowling attack a lot more effective.
An excellent bowling performance in the previous match was enough to get KKR the victory even though they suffered a batting collapse while chasing. KKR restricted Punjab Kings to just 123 on the best batting surface in the entire competition.
Date: April 29, 2021 (Thursday).
Time: 07:30 PM (IST), 02:00 PM (GMT).
Venue: Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium, Ahmadabad
DC vs KKR: Head to Head:
|Delhi Capitals||Head to Head||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|11 won||26 Matches||14 won|
|98 runs||Lowest Score||97 runs|
|228 runs||Highest Score||210 runs|
Pitch and Weather Conditions:
The pitch at Ahmedabad has not been as good for batting as we expected it to be. There has been some assistance for the seamers starting out and the ball seems to stick in the pitch first up but it starts to get better for scoring runs as the match progresses.
The spinners are finding it tough to have much of an impact at this venue and the seamers are a better choice from a betting perspective.
A score of around 165-170 should be seen as par batting first.
TV and live streaming details:
TV: Star Sports Network.
Live Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar VIP
DC vs KKR Probably XI:
Batting: Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw are in good form and getting runs consistently but the form of Steve Smith is a concern. He has failed to get going in the IPL so far and surely, the pressure would be rising on him to perform. Shimron Hetmyer repaid the faith shown in him and even Marcus Stoinis seemed to be getting some good shots away before getting out.
X-Factor: Axar Patel has returned to the team and made an immediate difference but a bit more tinkering is required to get the right balance.
Bowling: With Avesh Khan and Amit Mishra already in great wicket-taking form, Axar Patel back in the team, and even Kagiso Rabada hitting his straps, DC has five excellent bowlers to count upon. It was a bit strange to see Marcus Stoinis get the last over and that eventually proved to the difference.
Predict XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Steven Smith, Rishabh Pant Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan
Batting: Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill are not in the best form while Sunil Narine has not been scoring runs for quite some time now. Eoin Morgan also managed to score runs just in the previous match and has been struggling for quite some time now.
X-Factor: Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, and Pat Cummins have one good inning to their name making the entire batting lineup a bit wobbly.
Bowling: Shivam Mavi, Sunil Narine, and Prasiddh Krishna were the best bowlers in the previous match. KKR kept faith with its same playing eleven even though the results had not been going their way. We are not sure being so rigid with the playing eleven is a good option.
Predict XI: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna
DC vs KKR Dream 11 Prediction:
Please check the team once when Playing XI Announced.
Captain Options – Shikhar Dhawan, Nitish Rana
Vice-Captain Options – Andre Russell, Rishabh Pant
DC vs KKR Team Prediction: According to the Daily IPL Poll Reports- DC to win
Delhi Capitals (DC) squad:
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Steven Smith, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Lalit Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Umesh Yadav, Chris Woakes, Aniruddha Joshi, Sam Billings, Lukman Meriwala, Tom Curran, Praveen Dubey, Anrich Nortje, Vishnu Vinod, Manimaran Siddharth, Shams Mulani, Ripal Patel
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Squad:
Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan(c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w), Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Harbhajan Singh, Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Kuldeep Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sheldon Jackson, Sandeep Warrier, Tim Seifert, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Vaibhav Arora