KKR vs DC Dream11 Prediction: Two-time IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) taking on the table-toppers Delhi Capitals(DC) at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium Stadium, Abu Dhabi in today's IPL match 42 of Indian Premier League(IPL 2020). The match is scheduled to take place from 2 PM Local Time and 3.30 PM IST onwards. If you want to search for the best of KKR vs DC Dream11 prediction and Playing 11 updates, scroll down below.
Sunil Narine plays his first game after being cleared by the IPL's suspect bowling action committee as the spinner was included in the KKR Playing 11 against Delhi Capitals today. Narine came in the place of Kuldeep Yadav. Both teams make two changes each for today's must-win game.
After made a change in captaincy from Dinesh Karthik to Morgan hasn't worked for the Knight Riders, have had a brutal campaign so far and the team has won five matches out of ten games so far. KKR team management would be hoping for a big win as Morgan and Co being castled by Virat's RCB in their previous match.
While Delhi Capitals batsmen contribute most of the times when the team needed it. Shikhar Dhawan is looking in decent touch and coming into this game after scoring two consecutive IPL hundreds and became the first player in the IPL history to do so. Axar Patel, Nortje along with star pacer Kagiso Rabada, Purple Cap Holder picking up key wickets for the side.
Meanwhile, we predict DC are the favourites for this encounter although KKR possess depth in its lineup and this should make for an exciting nail-bitter clash in Abu Dhabi.
Shreyas and Co are currently standing at the 2nd place with 14 points from their 10 games after Mumbai Indians thrashes CSK by 10 wickets yesterday while KKR is at the 4th spot with 10 points from the same number of matches they have been played so far. So, KKR will be looking for a win here to remain in the hunt for the playoffs but it seems to be difficult especially against in-form Delhi Capitals.
The pitch at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium has been a slowish and greenery and the batsmen get some big scores under their belt at this venue this season so far. The pacers have also enjoyed the conditions upfront due to the ample swing on this bigger ground. The average score on this venue is 150-160 runs.
Batsmen - Shreyas Iyer(C), Eoin Morgan, Shikhar Dhawan, Nitish Rana,
Wicket-keeper - Dinesh Karthik
All-rounder - Marcus Stoinis, Sunil Narine,
Bowlers - Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada and Lockie Ferguson(VC)
Out of the 26 matches played between KKR and DC, Knight Riders have won 13 games while Delhi Capitals have managed to win on 12 occasions and one match has no result in IPL history. The first match played between them has won by Delhi Capitals so KKR would be hoping to take revenge of their previous encounter early in the tournament.
KKR - Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan(Captain), Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik and Lockie Ferguson
DC - Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(Captain), Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel and Kagiso Rabada
Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
Delhi Capitals Playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Tushar Deshpande, Anrich Nortje