The IPL 2022 tournament will be more competitive, with ten teams vying for the top four spots. In the middle of the tournament, 5 teams have already accumulated 10 or more points. The Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders are currently in seventh and eighth place in the table, respectively. KKR have lost their last four matches in a row, dropping them to the bottom half of the table after a strong start that saw them win three of their first four matches. DC has yet to win consecutive games and has lost more games than they have won. Both teams are looking for momentum right now, and a win in this match will give them that boost.
The 41st match between Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders will take place on April 28th, 2022 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Match Details to Note
Match: Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 41st Match, Indian Premier League 2022
Date: April 28, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Team Previews
The Delhi Capitals are currently in seventh place on the points table, while their opponents for this match, KKR, are in eighth place. So far this season, the Delhi team has played seven games and won three of them. KKR, on the other hand, has played eight matches and has only won three of them.
DC’s batting has been overly reliant on openers David Warner (219 runs, 3 fifties) and Prithvi Shaw (254 runs, 2 fifties). Rishabh Pant has appeared in a few cameos but has yet to score a fifty. Rovman Powell demonstrated his big-hitting abilities last night and will be expected to play a significant role in the middle order alongside all-rounders Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, and Shardul Thakur.
So far this season, their main wicket-takers have been Kuldeep Yadav (13 wickets) and Khaleel Ahmed (11 wickets). Axar Patel, Mustafizur Rahman, and Lalit Yadav have all contributed wickets and kept the batters quiet with economy rates of less than 8 RPO. Shardul Thakur has been running at a 9.6 RPO economy rate and will look to make a comeback with the ball in this match.
Delhi Capitals Squad
Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, David Warner, Mitch Marsh, Shardul Thakur, Mustafizur Rahman, Kuldeep Yadav, Ashwin Hebbar, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, KS Bharat, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Chetan Sakariya, Lalit Yadav, Ripal Patel, Yash Dhull, Rovman Powell, Pravin Dubey, Lungi Ngidi, Tim Seifert, Vicky Ostwal
Predicted XI: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Srikar Bharat/Mandeep Singh, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed
KKR batters have struggled to produce consistently, with skipper Shreyas Iyer (248 runs) and Andre Russell (227 runs) leading the way. With the exception of a single fifty, Nitish Rana and Ventakesh Iyer have had little impact, and Sunil Narine’s experiment does not appear to be working this season. In this match, Aaron Finch and Sheldon Jackson may be included at the expense of Sam Billings and Rinku Singh.
Sunil Narine has been their most effective bowler, taking 6 wickets at an impressive 5.37 RPO. Tim Southee has also been outstanding, taking 8 wickets in just three matches. Andre Russell is taking crucial wickets in the death, but he is giving up runs at a rate of more than 10 RPO. Umesh Yadav appears to have lost some rhythm since the start of the season, while Varun Chakravarthy is having a disastrous season.
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad
Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (c), Sam Billings, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakaravarthy, Mohammad Nabi, Chamika Karunaratne, Baba Indrajith, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Pratham Singh, Abhijeet Tomar, Rasikh Salam, Aman Hakim Khan, Ashok Sharma, Ramesh Kumar
Predicted XI: Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Aaron Finch, Andre Russell, Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy
Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Toss Prediction
The pitch appears to slow down slightly in the second innings, and with the dew factor having little effect, we expect the captains to bat first if they win the toss. Teams batting first have won the last five matches played here.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Wankhede has excellent batting conditions, and we can easily expect scores in the 180-190 range in this match. The new ball may swing, seam, and stop on the batters, but batting becomes easier as the ball ages.
The weather in Mumbai will be hot and humid, and the anti-dew agents sprayed on the field will negate the effects of dew on the ground. In this match, we anticipate a full match with no interruptions.
Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match Prediction
Both of these teams are currently tied for first place on the points table. KKR, on the other hand, has more firepower in their ranks. This could work to their advantage in this game.
Kolkata Knight Riders is the favourite to beat Delhi Capitals at the odds of 1.87.
- KKR has 6 points from 8 games and is currently on a 4-match losing streak.
- So far, DC has 6 points from 7 matches, with 3 wins and 4 losses, placing them seventh in the points table.
- KKR has won both of their games at Wankhede, while DC has lost both of their games here so far.