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Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders : DELHI TO CAPITALIZE THEIR FORM || Indian Super League 2021 Match 25

Indian Super League 2021 Match 25

Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders – April 29th

Delhi Capitals:

The Delhi Capitals have been in excellent touch in IPL 2021 with four victories in six matches. Although they lost their recent game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore earlier in the week, the Capitals will head into Thursday’s game with a lot of belief. 

While openers Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan have outclassed, their overseas superstars haven’t fired up in the middle overs. With Delhi also battling on the death bowling front, they might ponder a few alterations against KKR.

Possible playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Marcus Stoinis/Lalit Yadav, Rishabh Pant (c&wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Prithvi Shaw, Steve Smith, Avesh Khan and Ishant Sharma/Anrich Nortje.  

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Their rivals, the Kolkata Knight Riders, haven’t done too nicely in IPL 2021 thus far. With just two victories in six matches, KKR is languishing in the bottom part of the IPL 2021 points table. 

Nevertheless, they shattered their four-match losing stretch earlier in the week against the Punjab Kings at the very location and will be looking to keep the impetus unbroken. They will need Shubman Gill to find his groove soon, with the young opener still to fire this edition. With a capable squad at their disposal, one can’t write the KKR off at any price.

Possible playing XI: Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Varun Chakravarthy and Shivam Mavi.      

The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:

As witnessed in the two IPL 2021 matches played at the Narendra Modi Stadium so far, the wicket is a lot on the slower side, with the bowlers getting certain help off the wicket. Although there isn’t much seam movement and swing available for the speedsters, the likes of Ishant Sharma and Pat Cummins will enjoy a little movement off the seam. The spin bowlers should come into play as the match proceeds, with the batters expected to target the front boundaries against them.

Both sides will preferably want to chase, given the dew element in the second half. Although 165-175 should be average at the venue, both sides are adept at breaking the 180-run mark with simplicity.

Tops Value:

KKR and DC look equally matched on paper with nothing much to divide the two teams. Nevertheless, Delhi Capitals might hold the advantage, owing to their recent performances in IPL 2021 so far.

Kolkata does have the momentum, but Delhi has the superior overall record and it’s no shocker to see Delhi guiding the match odds at 1.71. KKR is trailing with the odds of 2.10. Either way, both sides will be eager to register another victory as a mouth-watering battle summons at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Thursday.