Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals 12th April 2019 Match Prediction: Who’ll Win Today’s Match?

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals 12th April 2019 Match Prediction: Who’ll Win Today’s Match?

Russel vs Delhi!

Kolkata Knight Riders take on in form Delhi Capitals at the Mecca of Indian Cricket, the Eden Gardens. IPL 2019 has been a rollercoaster so far with only CSK looking invincible and the decision of batting second is looking to be the best bet. Let us get underway with the 26th match of IPL 2019, and see what both teams have in their kitties. So, join us for the latest team news, starting XIs, key players, and of course our prediction.

Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR has been on the receiving end following a dismal performance against CSK. Both the batting and bowling were under fire in the last match. A below par performance from the top and middle order put pressure on Russell to do all the work. The story is pretty simple; get Narine in the power play and utilise the fielding restrictions. Uthappa hasn’t yet made the scorers busy while Lynn looks peripheral against the spinners. Nitish Rana looks like a player DK can bank on, and will be key to their remaining matches. The decision to send Russell ahead of Shubman Gill only piled pressure on the youngster.

 It is the spin trio of Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, and KKR talisman Narine who will look to rattle the DC batting line up. On an Eden pitch, it is the spinners who will be the key to winning the match.

KKR will need to sort out their batting line-up and should stick to the policy of Narine opening the game with Lynn. Lynn’s problem against the spin will be exploited by DC, but he is a match winner beyond a shadow of doubt. This IPL hasn’t seen the best out of Uthappa or Karthik, and those two will be raring to go. In the spin department, always keep your eye out for Sunil Narine.

Starting XI

Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Shubhman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Harry Gurney, Prasidh Krishna.

Delhi Capitals

DC will be backing themselves after a stellar performance against Royal Challengers Bangalore and will have to keep on the momentum. Delhi will again be banking on the trio of Pant, Shreyas Iyer and Prithvi Shaw to score runs off the bat. Rishabh Pant has been playing well and will need to provide a captain’s innings in this match. Morris has been underperforming with the bat and will need to pick up the pace.

DC will be immensely satisfied with their bowling especially with Kingsio Rabada. DC can look for another spinning option with Axar Patel and Lamichhane looking to threaten the batsmen. Ishant Sharma will look for a positive comeback and Morris will hope to continue backing with his pace.

Key players will be Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw in the batting department. Rabada is looking better with each game.

Starting XI

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Colin Ingram, Shreyas Iyer, Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Kagsio Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane.

Prediction: Who’ll Win Today?

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    This is a do or die match for Delhi as they currently languish in the seventh position. KKR will look to overtake CSK for the top spot. With better bowling and the support of the home stadium, KKR looks to win this one.

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