The Kolkata Knight Riders will face the Delhi Capitals in match 16 of IPL 2020. The match will be contested at the Sharjah cricket stadium on 3rd September (Saturday). The match will begin at 7:30 IST.
The game will be telecasted on Star Sports Network and viewers can also see the live match on Disney+ Hotstar.
Delhi Capitals will be coming into the match after suffering a loss against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last match. The batting line-up of DC crumble in the chasing and will be keen on batting better at the iconic Sharjah cricket ground.
Kolkata Knight Riders are on a roll as they have now won their previous back to back matches in IPL 2020. They defeated the Rajasthan Royals in a one-sided match in their previous encounter. The Dinesh Karthik side will be eyeing to make their 3rd consecutive with of the season.
KKR and DC both will be playing their first match at the batting-friendly Sharjah Cricket ground where so far every match has been a run-fest.
Head To Head
Matches Played: 25
KKR Won: 13
DC Won: 11
No Result: 1
Hot and humid condition will greet the players of KKR and DC on match day.
It is once again anticipated to be a high scoring match at the Sharjah cricket ground. The pitch has always been flat at Sharjah with batsmen having fun and taking advantage of the short boundaries.
Average First Innings Score
The average score at Sharjah has as so far been around 200 in IPL 2020. Any score under 200 will be considered below par.
Injury and Availability News
R Ashwin is again expected to sit out for Delhi Capitals
Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk /c), Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy.
Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra/ R. Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Mohit Sharma/ Avesh Khan.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals – Top Fantasy Picks
Shubman Gill: The talented batsman has so far looked the real deal in IPL 2020. In the last two matches, Gill has top-scored for his side and once again will be a requisite player against Delhi. Gill should be a sure shot pick in your fantasy team.
Eoin Morgan: The England captain has so far had a fruitful IPL 2020 with the bat. Batting in the middle order, Morgan has been exceptional and played a critical role in the last two wins of KKR.
His 34 in the previous match proved to be game-changer as he showed his quality in the death overs. Morgan should also feature in your fantasy team.
Andre Russell: The superstar all-rounder hasn’t been at his best this season but he showed glimpses of his unmatched ability in the last match. Russell made 24 from just 14 balls and he will again be looking to produce his best against DC. Pick Russell in your fantasy team as he contributes in all departments.
Pat Cummins: The Aussie fast bowler has enhanced his position in the last two matches. After a disappointing first match, Cummins came back strongly. The speedster has been economical and has also picked big wickets. Plus he has also been extremely handy with the bat at number 7 for KKR.
Rishabh Pant: You may argue that Pant hasn’t been as successful as some of the other wicket-keeper batsmen. However, it can all change as Pant can be destructive on the small Sharjah ground. Include Pant in your fantasy team as it looks like he will finally score a big knock with the conditions expected to suit his style of batting.
Marcus Stoinis: The handy all-rounder has been terrific for DC in IPL so far. Stoinis will once again have a role to play for his side with both bat and ball. Stoinis is also a must in your team as he can play a quickfire inning down the order and also chip in with 2-3 useful overs.
Kagiso Rabada: The Delhi Capitals side will be incomplete with a certain Kagiso Rabada. The South African has not put a foot wrong for his franchise in his IPL career. He has been one of the stand out fast bowlers in the competition. The focus will be on him on how he performs on the Sharjah Pitch that is considered to be a graveyard for bowlers.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill
Vice-Captain Options – Andre Russell, Marcus Stoinis
Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders- Other Top Fantasy Picks
Batsmen: Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan, Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan
All-Rounders: Stoinis, Russell
Spinners: Sunil Narine, Axar Patel
Keeper: Pant, Dinesh Karthik
Fast Bowlers: Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi
The match between DC and KKR will be all about how many runs can their batsmen score at a batting friend Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Finally, KKR to win with Andre Russell and Eoin Morgan making vital contributions.