Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders this season is surely a contest to watch out for as a number of players from both the teams will be playing against their former franchise. Kuldeep Yadav, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, and Tim Siefert for Delhi and Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Umesh Yadav and Sam Billings for Kolkata will be up against their former team.
In the previous match between both these teams this season, Delhi Capitals came out as the winners and it was Kuldeep Yadav who took the revenge on his former team. However, this time, Shreyas Iyer will be looking to get revenge and get two points for his team against his former team.
Head to Head Matches
- Matches Played: 30 matches
- Matches won by Delhi Capitals: 13 matches
- Matches won by Kolkata Knight Riders: 16 matches
So, the head-to-head record stays in the favour of Kolkata Knight Riders and they will be hoping to get some advantage from it and get those two points.
Pre Match Analysis
Both the teams are currently placed in the bottom 5 of the points table. Delhi Capitals will be entering this match after losing against Rajasthan Royals in a controversial last over. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders lost a thriller against Gujarat Titans and hence they will be looking to come back stronger now.
Kolkata Knight Riders are looking like a team that has performed in bits and pieces. Their opening partnership is yet to be permanent as they have tried a number of openers and still it hasn’t worked for them. Besides this, Shreyas Iyer and Andre Russell in the middle order are the only consistent performers for them in this year’s IPL. Sam Billings, Venkatesh Iyer, and Sunil Narine haven’t performed up to the expectations and hence the team looks in all sorts of trouble now. Even in the bowling department, Sunil Narine and Tim Southee are the two bowlers who have been economical and are taking wickets. Umesh Yadav has also lost their mojo in the last few matches and hence the team will be hoping for him to get back his form.
On the other hand, Delhi Capitals have been a team that has been relying mostly on their top order. David Warner and Prithvi Shaw are the only two players who have been performing well for the team. Even in the middle order, Rishabh Pant, Rovmann Powell, Sarfaraz Khan and Lalit Yadav have performed in bits and pieces. Apart from them, Shardul Thakur and Axar Patel are also not in form and this has been a problem for the team. In the bowling department, Kuldeep Yadav and Khaleel Ahmed are the two bowlers who have been picking wickets at regular intervals for the team. Mustafizur Rahman, Shardul Thakur and Axar Patel are also doing well in the bowling for the team.
So, the stage is set for a battle between two friends, Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer as they will be leading their teams into this match against each other. For this match, we predict that Kolkata Knight Riders are going to beat Delhi Capitals in order to get those two points now. Thus the bettors can opt for Kolkata Knight Riders to bet in order to gain some good profits.