The Delhi Capitals will be facing the Kolkata Knight Riders in match 41 of IPL 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Both the sides are looking to get back to their vintage rhythm by redeeming themselves from the poor run of form they currently are suffering from. The Knight Riders in particular are in a spot of bother after having lost all of their last four matches.
Delhi Capitals who’ve lost their last game to Rajasthan in a high scoring encounter too haven’t found any stability in their performances recently as they’ve blown hot and cold time and time again. Both the sides will be looking to get back to winning ways in the crucial match tomorrow.
DC vs KKR: Match Details
- Match 41, Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders.
- Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
- Date & Time: April 28th, 7:30 PM IST.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Analysis
Gameplan: With 3 wins in 8 games played so far Kolkata knight riders don’t really seem to be the side they were a couple of weeks ago. With 4 straight losses in their last four games, the team has seemingly lost all its vigour and confidence that it had gathered during the early phase of the tournament this season. The batters though have given it their all, and haven’t managed to remain consistent with their performances over time giving the opposition several opportunities to choke them all around.
The bowlers too have been highly unpredictable considering the fact that they’ve been often hit for runs in the death overs. The team management will be looking to place a more efficient XI tomorrow by replacing an out of form Venkatesh Iyer with Ajinkya Rahane up the order.
Possible Playing XI: Ajinkya Rahane, Sunil Narine, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings (wk), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy.
Delhi Capitals: Analysis
Gameplan: With 3 wins in 7 games, Delhi to is in equal trouble as anyone else in the points table as they find themselves at the 7th position. The bowling unit which bowled out Punjab for 119 got hit for 222 runs in the 20 overs in the immediate next game against a rampant Rajasthan side.
Such highly irregular and inconsistent performances are a great reason to worry about for the team management. The Rishab pant led side shall be hoping for a combined brilliance from all the players in tomorrow’s crunch game to add two crucial points to their tally.
DC vs KKR: Probable Top Performers
Probable best batsman of the match – Andre Russell
A certain Andre Russell stood strong in KKR’s tough match vs Gujarat Titans a couple of days ago. He was the only batter who had that counter-attacking positive approach during the tough phase of the batting innings, unfortunately, all of it went in vain as his team failed to win. His ability to resist the tough bowling spells and hold one end in case of a batting collapse has been highly remarkable this season. Some able assistance from the other end will surely bring the best out of Russell in the upcoming match much to the expectations of the team management.
Probable best bowler of the match – Tim Southee
With a highly effective spell including three wickets in the last match, it was Tim Southee who played a major role in choking the Gujarat innings early on. His highly efficient opening spell of bowling which ties the opposition top order is of great use to his team as usual. Another brilliant display with the ball is all the team management will be expecting from the Kiwi pacer so that the team is able to achieve a much more important victory tomorrow.
DC vs KKR: Head to head stats
- Total number of matches played: 31
- Matches won by KKR: 16
- Matches won by DC: 14
- No result/tie : 1
DC vs KKR: Winning Prediction
Match prediction – Delhi Capitals to win the match
Based on a good set of batters who have been in brilliant form in the recent matches, who will hopefully be assisted properly by the bowlers, the Delhi Capitals are favourites to win tomorrow’s match. Just like they did in the previous fixture vs KKR, Delhi hopefully will be able to turn things around with an unexpectedly good display with both bat and ball thereby taking a step forward in the points table with a convincing win tomorrow again.