Delhi Capitals will take on the Kolkata Knight Riders in a mouth-watering contest at the Wankhede Stadium. The Rishabh Pant-led side is coming off a tough loss against the Rajasthan Royals in their previous encounter and their campaign so far has been on and off. They are currently at the seventh position in the points table with three wins in seven games.
On the other hand, the Kolkata Knight Riders have been on a losing streak in the last four games and they are desperate for a win in the upcoming games. The Shreyas Iyer-led side has struggled to put out their best playing XI and the top order hasn’t been able to produce good opening stands which have been a concern for a long time now. Ajinkya Rahane might get another go with Venkatesh Iyer struggling to get runs.
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: April 28th, 7:30 PM IST
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network for Television and Disney + Hotstar app for live streaming.
The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai has been producing a lot of high-scoring games in the last few matches and the same could be expected again for this fixture. With the short boundaries in place and considering the dew factor, the captain that wins the toss will be looking to bowl first on the wicket.
Probable Playing XIs for DC vs KKR
Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Ajinkya Rahane, Sunil Narine, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings (wk), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy.
Probable Top Performers
Probable best batter of the Match: Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer has been the top run-scorer for the Kolkata Knight Riders this season but he has lacked consistency at times, which has been a concern. The right-hander was dismissed for a 15-ball 12 in the previous game and he can play match-winning innings if he can stay longer at the crease. He has been in good touch and a big inning is around the corner for him.
Probable best bowler of the Match: Tim Southee
Tim Southee came into the playing XI at the expense of Pat Cummins in the previous game and he impressed immediately, with a three-wicket haul. The New Zealand seamer had played two games until Cummins arrived on the scene and he has taken eight wickets already in three games this season. He has the knack of getting breakthroughs consistently and KKR will be looking to continue with him.