IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Preview, Probable XI, Head-to-Head and Fantasy 11

Kolkata Knight Riders have a slight edge over Delhi Capitals in terms of the head-to-head count before match 16 of IPL 2020.

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DC vs KKR preview

The second match of the first double-header of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will take place between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders. The fans will get to see a high-scoring game as Sharjah Cricket Stadium of Sharjah will host this game. Both the teams will lock horns against each other on October 3 (Saturday) from 7:30 PM (IST) onwards.

Delhi Capitals (DC)

Delhi Capitals

For the first time in several years, the franchise of Delhi Capitals looks like one of the most balanced sides amongst all eight teams. And so far, they delivered up to the expectations with two victories out of three games. Currently, Capitals hold the second spot of the Points Table. 

Ace DC spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is fit and available for the game, and this may result in an unfortunate exit for Amit Mishra. On the other, Delhi’s big-hitters like Pant, Hetmyer and Stoinis are expected to grab all the eyeballs in today’s game, keeping the ground’s dimensions in mind.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Kolkata Knight Riders

Dinesh Karthik has impressed everyone with his captaincy so far in this tournament. The skipper has rotated his bowlers quite well but failed to play any significant knock with the bat. Today, he will look to regain his batting form, but Andre Russell can turn out to be a star performer in today’s game.

As aforementioned, Sharjah is a small ground, and Russell’s hitting ability will play a crucial role in such conditions. Moreover, Dinesh Karthik and co. are most likely to play with the same XI after winning back-to-back encounters.

Match Details

Date: October 3, 2020

Time: 7:30 PM onwards (IST)

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 

Squads

Delhi Capitals Full Squad

Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Alex Carey (WK), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Keemo Paul, Daniel Sams, Lalit Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Ravichandran Ashwin, Anrich Nortje, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Harshal Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Avesh Khan, Tushar Deshpande

Kolkata Knight Riders Full Squad

Dinesh Karthik (c&wk), Nikhil Naik, Eoin Morgan, Siddhesh Lad, Rahul Tripathi, Rinku Singh, Shubman Gill, Tom Banton, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Pat Cummins, Sandeep Warrier, Kuldeep Yadav, Chris Green, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Manimaran Siddharth, Varun Chakravarthy, Ali Khan

Ideal Playing XIs

Delhi Capitals Playing XI

  • Shikhar Dhawan
  • Prithvi Shaw
  • Shreyas Iyer (C)
  • Rishabh Pant (WK)
  • Shimron Hetmyer
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Axar Patel
  • Ravichandran Ashwin/Amit Mishra
  • Anrich Nortje
  • Ishant Sharma
  • Kagiso Rabada

Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI

  • Sunil Narine
  • Shubman Gill
  • Nitish Rana
  • Dinesh Karthik (C&WK)
  • Andre Russell
  • Eoin Morgan
  • Pat Cummins
  • Kamlesh Nagarkoti
  • Varun Chakravarty
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Shivam Mavi

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Head-to-Head

Total matches played: 24

DC won: 10

KKR won: 13

No Result: 1

Tie: 0

Fantasy XI

Wicket-keeper:

  • Rishabh Pant (c)

Batsmen:

  • Shikhar Dhawan
  • Shimron Hetmyer
  • Prithvi Shaw
  • Eoin Morgan
  • Shubman Gill

All-rounders:

  • Andre Russell (vc)
  • Marcus Stoinis

Bowlers:

  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Shivam Mavi
  • Pat Cummins

Key Players

Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Kagiso Rabada
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins

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