KKR and DC will clash with each other in Abu Dhabi. Match 42 of the season will be a day match where KKR win is necessary to inch them closer to playoffs. Currently, DC are on the top while KKR are at the fourth position in the points table.
The doubleheaders thrillers of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) are all set to amaze the fans this weekend. Match 42 of the season will see a clash between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Delhi Capitals (DC) in Abu Dhabi during the day. DC top the points table while KKR are at the fourth position.
KKR is quite balanced but suffered a blow as they ruled out Sunil Narine and Andre Russell in their clash against RCB. DC young guns have struck a good balance both with the bat and the ball.
KKR have had a topsy turvy season as of now and are struggling to secure a berth in playoffs. DC, on the other hand, have always maintained to scintillate at the top in this season. In their previous clash this season, DC had won the match by 18 runs in Sharjah.
The teams have clashed 26 times till now where DC have won 12 times while KKR have won 13 times and one ended in no result. There isn’t much gap in their wins.
Weather and pitch report
The temperature in Abu Dhabi will be around 31 degrees. The pitch is slowed down with regular matches. Any score around 170 will be highly competitive at this venue.
KKR: Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Tom Banton/Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy
DC: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Shreyas Iyer (C), Marcus Stoinis, Rishabh Pant (wk), Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Tushar Deshpande/Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Dream 11 Team
Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (c)- Dhawan and Shaw can give an adequate start while Iyer can consolidate well in the middle. Iyer’s consistency makes him the captain.
Wicketkeeper: Dinesh Karthik (vc)- The wicketkeeper-batsman can smash the shots with the bat when needed.
All-rounders: Andre Russell, Marcus Stoinis, R Ashwin, Axar Patel- The all-rounders possess decent bowling and batting skills and can perform as and when the situation arises.
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Lockie Ferguson, Tushar Deshpande- The bowling unit comprising mainly of pacers can restrict the opposition to a low score and can scalp regular wickets.
Players to watch out for
Dinesh Karthik: The former KKR captain has been an underperformer in the season. His performance with the bat is awaited which might help KKR secure a berth in playoffs.
Shimron Hetmyer: The middle-order batsman of DC has had an average sort of season till now. He has been able to provide some consolidation but any match-winning big innings are still awaited from his bat.
Last Updated 23, Oct 2020, 6:25 PM