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IPL Match 25 Preview: DC clash with KKR at Narendra Modi Stadium in Gujarat

DC vs KKR Dream11 Team, Probable Playing XI, Toss, Pitch and Match Preview: Last year’s runner-up DC take on KKR in Gujarat.

The Big Picture

The 25th match of IPL is going to be played between DC and KKR in Ahmadabad. DC like last year is having a good campaign this year as well whereas KKR has shown glimpses of the past in the two matches that they have won. If DC ends up winning the match they might overtake RCB to the second position on the table based on NRR. KKR on the other end would want to win handsomely as well so that they can get into the top 4 overtaking MI. Overall, KKR has won 14 out of the total 26 matches played between them whereas DC has won 11 but in the recent 4 matches, DC has won 3 times.

Delhi Capitals

DC barely missed scoring two points versus RCB the last time they played. Their captain R Pant nearly saw them through in the chase against RCB and he is looking more dangerous with the bat the more he bats. The good thing for DC is that although they lost they had a lot of positives to take from the previous match like Hetmeyer’s cameo. S Dhawan and Shaw have looked in blissful touch with the bat. A Patel would be heavily dependent on after Ashwin’s departure and L Yadav could come in handy moving forward.

Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR at times is stubborn when it comes to their batting order. Either Morgan or Karthik should bat at number 4 to give stability to the middle-order. KKR bowlers bowled exceptionally well in the previous match to restrict Punjab for a meagre 123 runs in 20 overs. If KKR manages to restrict the free-flowing DC batsman this could end up being a cracker of a match. Sending in Narine at 4 in the last match means KKR still believe in him as a batsman. Narine either should play as an opener or play as a lower-order batsman, playing him at 4 doesn’t make sense.

Pitch Conditions and Toss

The pitch used in the match between RCB and DC looked like a decent pitch which had a little bit for both bowlers as well as the batsman. Although lost the last match against RCB chasing the total, DC Look much more comfortable while chasing the target. Whereas KKR has won a game batting first and another while chasing. If KKR wins the toss they might select to bat first whereas DC wouldn’t mind fielding first even if they win the toss. So it would be a win-win situation for both at least at the toss.

Probable Playing XI

Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Steven Smith, Rishabh Pant (C) (WK), Marcus Stoinis, S Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, I Sharma and Amit Mishra

Kolkata Knight Riders: S Gill, N Rana, R Tripathi, E Morgan (C), D Karthik (WK), A Russell, S Narine, S Mavi, P Cummins, P Krishna & V Chakaravarthy.

Match Details

Match No 25 Indian Premier League 2021

Match: Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Date & Time: 29th April 2021, Thursday 7:30 PM IST

Pivotal Players

Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw and Avesh Khan

Kolkata Knight Riders: E Morgan, N Rana and R Tripathi

Clean Hitters

Delhi Capitals: S Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis and R Pant

Kolkata Knight Riders: A Russell, E Morgan and D Karthik

Death Over Bowlers

Delhi Capitals: Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje and Marcus Stoinis

Kolkata Knight Riders: A Russell, P Cummins and P Krishna

Most runs in IPL 2021

Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan (265) and Prithvi Shaw (187)

Kolkata Knight Riders: N Rana (186) and R Tripathi (168)

Most Wickets in IPL 2021

Delhi Capitals: Avesh Khan (12) and Amit Mishra (6)

Kolkata Knight Riders: P Krishna (8) and V Chakaravarthy (7)

DC vs KKR Dream11 Wicketkeepers

Rishabh Pant & Karthik both make it to the playing 11 seeing Karthik’s form in the previous match he might get promoted to bat higher up the order.

DC vs KKR Dream11 Batsmen

S Dhawan cannot be ignored at all because of the form he has been along with P Shaw. N Rana and Morgan makes it three and four respectively.

DC vs KKR Dream11 All-Rounders

Today being A Russell’s birthday I be going with him as the first choice all-rounder and S Narine as a second all-rounder.

DC vs KKR Dream11 Bowlers

A Khan has been the pick of the bowlers for DC so he goes in as their top performer followed by A Mishra and for KKR would go with P Krishna.

DC vs KKR Dream11 Captain & Vice-Captain

Captain: A Russell and Prithvi Shaw

Vice-Captain: N Rana and Avesh Khan

Fantasy League Disclaimer

All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players. Pictures used in this post are the courtesy of the respective official Instagram handles of teams and players and are for representational purposes.


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