When the Kolkata Knight Riders face the Delhi Capitals in the 19th game of the Indian Premier League 2022, they will be looking to maintain their top spot on the points table. The last game saw KKR earn its third win of the season, defeating the Mumbai Indians. The Delhi Capitals were defeated by the Lucknow Super Giants in yet another poor performance.
The Delhi Capitals’ batting is struggling, and they have lost their last two games. Their batsmen have failed to score runs at a good rate on both occasions. To move up the points table, the team would need to improve here and put on a better show. KKR has played well as a team in the last two games and would like to continue this trend.
The 19th match between Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals will take place on April 10th, 2022 at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
Match Details to Note
Match: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals, 19th Match, Indian Premier League 2022
Date: April 10, 2022 (Sunday)
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals Team Previews
After the first round of games, Shreyas Iyer’s team is considered one of the top contenders for the title. They have won three of the four games they have played, including a five-wicket victory over the Mumbai Indians. Iyer would be pleased with how their lower middle order delivered the blow to Mumbai. It will be a tough game against DC, and the KKR captain wants his team to be firing on all cylinders.
Ajinkya Rahane will need to be more consistent and form a partnership with Venkatesh Iyer, who is in good form. The middle order has yet to convert its starts, and the team would benefit from runs from Sam Billings, Nitish Rana, and Shreyas Iyer. Pat Cummins, who, along with Andre Russell and Sunil Narine, adds to the side’s batting firepower, would be confident after his thrilling knock in the previous game.
Umesh Yadav has done well with the new ball for the side, and he will need to get early breakthroughs for the side with Rasikh Salam. Cummins struggled with the ball in the previous game and needs to bowl better lines. KKR has a good spin bowling pair in Varun Chakravarthy and Narine, and expectations are high for them.
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: Shreyas Iyer (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Sam Billings (wk), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Umesh Yadav, Rasikh Salam, Varun Chakaravarthy
Rishabh Pant’s team needs to get started. Their approach with the bat surprised many in their last game, which they lost by 6 wickets to the Lucknow Super Giants. Their middle order stalled, and the team fell short by at least 20 runs when batting first. Pant wishes to put all of that behind him and concentrate on a positive approach to this game. A victory can boost their confidence for the remainder of the season.
David Warner struggled with the bat in his debut with the new franchise. In this game, he must assist Prithvi Shaw as they open for the side. Rovmann Powell must deliver after a string of failures and add runs with Pant and Sarfaraz Khan in the middle order while maintaining a good pace. The team would also like to see good performances from Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, and Shardul Thakur in the lower order.
Mustafizur Rahman and Lalit Yadav bowled good lines with the new ball in the previous game, and the team expects the same from them this time. Anrich Nortje, who bowled terrible lines in the past, needs to do well here. Shardul Thakur is well-known for his ability to bowl in this format. With Patel and Kuldeep Yadav, he needs to put the KKR batsmen under pressure in the middle overs.
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: Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Anrich Nortje
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals Toss Prediction
It has one of the best batting surfaces in India, and big scores have become the norm here. This will be an afternoon game, so the best batting conditions will be at the start of the game. As a result, the team that wins the toss in the game will try to bat first and put up a big score.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The batting surface at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium is excellent, and the outfield is quick. This track has true bounce, which allows batsmen to play on the rise. Because the wicket lacks lateral movement, it is a difficult venue for fast bowlers. Spinners have done well because the dry surface allows them to turn the ball sharply.
On April 10, we anticipate a hot and humid afternoon in Mumbai, with ideal conditions for batting. The wicket would be flat, and the ball would land nicely on the bat. Bowlers have struggled in previous games at this location. In this game, a score of 180 or higher is required for the team batting first.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals Match Prediction
The Delhi Capitals’ season has taken a turn for the worse in the last two games. Their batsmen must play aggressive cricket and score runs quickly. The team would like to see their openers get off to a good start, which has eluded them in previous games. KKR has a strong bowling attack and batting depth. We anticipate a close game, but we believe KKR will come out on top.
Kolkata Knight Riders is the favourite to beat Delhi Capitals at the odds of 1.80.
- DC comes in with two straight losses and does not appear to be a confident team.
- KKR has won three of the four games it has played and has momentum on its side.
- DC has failed to score more than 160 runs in their last two games, and their batsmen are struggling with the strike rate.