The teams of Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders will clash with each other from 7:30 pm today. This match will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The wicket is likely to help the fast bowlers in the beginning. However, the wicket could be better for batting later. This will be the second match between the two teams this season. For the first time, the bet was in the hands of Delhi.
Delhi's batting got derailed in the last moments at chasing big targets. However, the bowlers gave away a lot of runs. In such a situation, if DC has to get back on the winning track, then the batsmen and bowlers will have to perform well together. The team will be hoping for fiery innings from skipper Rishabh Pant.
KKR vs. DC: Match Preview
Delhi would like to win the match by moving beyond the controversies
Talking about Delhi Capitals, the attitude of captain Rishabh Pant against Rajasthan has been severely criticized in the cricket world. The manner in which he gestured both his batsmen to return to the pavilion on the no-ball controversy, is not being much liked. In such a situation, today Rishabh will try his best to silence the critics with a big victory.
The team will have to avoid a heavy reshuffle of players
This season is running very up and down for Kolkata Knight Riders. Pat Cummins, who won the match one-sided with the fastest half-century of the season, is also out from the team since the last match. The exclusion of a large number of players from the playing XI means that Kolkata is yet to find its best 11.
If players have doubts about their place in the team, then naturally it will affect their performance. The news of the dispute between coach McCullum and captain Shreyas is also not in favor of the team. All the players have to perform as a unit if the team is to win matches.
DC vs. KKR: Likely XI
DC Probable XI: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant, Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman/Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed
KKR Probable XI: Venkatesh Iyer, Sam Billings/Aaron Finch, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh/Sheldon Jackson, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee/Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy