The second game of the first doubleheader of IPL 2020 will see Kolkata Knight Riders go up against Delhi Capitals at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. With both teams boasting power-hitters, we can be up for a run feast in Sharjah. Meanwhile, we bring you the match prediction from today’s game.
Kolkata will be brimming with confidence after their brand of youngsters displayed some outstanding cricket to beat Rajasthan Royals. The likes of Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi were excellent led by the experienced Pat Cummins. They will have to deliver the goods once again as Kolkata aim to go on top of the points table.
Meanwhile, Dinesh Karthik and the management might send power-hitter Andre Russell up in the batting order once again to make the most of the small ground. Also, Kolkata Knight Riders will hope Sunil Narine to fire at the top-order to get a good start.
On the other hand, Delhi Capitals will look to fight their way back after their first defeat in IPL 2020. Head coach Ricky Ponting rued the fact that his team couldn’t get enough out of their ‘target’ – fifth bowler Abhishek Sharma. Delhi Capitals will have to cash in on these areas to return to winning ways.
On the bowling front, Kagiso Rabada has been right on the money well guided by the Indians bowlers. Delhi Capitals head coach Ryan Harris said that Ravichandran Ashwin will be available for selection for today’s game which will boost their bowling more.
IPL 2020: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on October 3 (Saturday) starting from 7:30 PM IST
Predicted Playing XI
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c&wk), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy
Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, R Ashwin/Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma
Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?
Kolkata Knight Riders will start with 13 wins under their belt as compared to Delhi Capitals 11 so far in the history of IPL. Going by the team combinations both teams will be at even stevens but Delhi will have a slight advantage considering their experience in the bowling attack.