The Delhi Capitals will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in match 42 of IPL 2020. This will be an afternoon fixture will be contested on 24 October (Saturday).
Match Timings: 3:30 PM IST and 2:30 PM Local Time
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
The Delhi Capitals were surpassed by the Kings XI Punjab in their previous encounter. DC so far has had an excellent IPL 2020 campaign and they would be keen to win against KKR and qualify for the playoffs.
On the other hand, KKR had a dismal match against RCB and they were handed a heavy defeat. Their batsmen could only manage 85 in 20 overs which RCB chased down in the 13th over itself. KKR is still in contention for the playoffs, however, if they lose to DC their qualification road for the playoffs will become extremely difficult.
It’s an important match for both the sides as the tournament is fast heading towards the business end of the IPL 2020 season.
Head To Head
Matches Played: 25
KKR Won: 13
DC Won: 11
No Result: 1
It will be a common setting at the picturesque Abu Dhabi during the match, it will be hot and humid in the afternoon with no bet of any rain whatsoever.
The all-important 22 yards is anticipated to have run during the first 20 overs of the match. However, as the game advances the pitch will get drier with the sun beating on it and spinners will come more into to play which will make shot-making difficult for all batsmen.
Average First Innings Score
160-170 in IPL 2020
Injury and Availability News
Andre Russell was unavailable for selection in the last match and the suspense regarding his participation still stays with no official word yet from KKR camp.
Sunil Narine too didn’t feature against RCB due to an injury as a result him playing in the match also looks unlikely. Also, Siddhesh Lad may play in his first match this season in place of an out of form Nitish Rana.
Delhi Capitals may once again include their strike bowler Anrich Nortje in the playing XI who was rested in the last match.
Fantasy Tips – Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana/ Siddhesh Lad, Eoin Morgan ©, Andre Russell/ Tom Banton, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav
Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer ©, Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals: Top Fantasy Picks
Shikhar Dhawan: The superstar Delhi Capitals opener is a must in your fantasy XI after his heroics in the last two matches. Dhawan became only the first man to score back to back centuries in his last two outings.
Rishabh Pant: The explosive Rishabh Pant has so far not yet set the stage on fire. However, the game against KKR can be the match when Pant finally plays a big knock.
Kagiso Rabada: The deadly Kagiso Rabada will be again the leader of the pack of DC’s bowling attack. Rabada so far with 21 wickets in the leading wicket-taker in the competition and should be one of the picks in your fantasy team.
Eoin Morgan: After a horror last match, their new skipper Eoin Morgan needs to inspire his side. In the middle order, Morgan has the game to change the course of the match in a matter of few overs.
Shubman Gill: In the last few matches, Gill hasn’t been able to get going and give his side a terrific start. However, Gill has shown this season that he is well capable of executing big shots and will be keen to unleash them against Delhi Capitals.
Lockie Ferguson: The wicket-taker of KKR will be keen to make inroads in the decisive match. DC batsmen have sometimes this season struggled against genuine pace and Ferguson will eyeing to exploit that when he has the ball in his hands.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks
Captain Options – Shikhar Dhawan
Vice-Captain Options – Eoin Morgan
Fantasy 11 Team
Keeper – Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik
Batters – Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Shreyas Iyer, Morgan, Shikhar Dhawan
All-Rounders – Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers – Lockie Ferguson, Kagiso Rabada, Nortje
Spinners: R Ashwin, Varun Chakravarthy