KKR were outplayed by Chennai Super Kings in their last game despite Andre Russell once again starring for them with a patient 44-ball 50. None of the other batsmen got going, and even with the ball looked flat against the Chennai batters.
While on the other side, Delhi will fancy their chances against KKR after registering a confidence-boosting four-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last outing.
- The IPL 2019, match 26- KKR vs DC will take place at 08:00 PM IST on Friday, April 12.
- The match will be played at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
- The game can be streamed live on Star Sports Networks and Hotstar.
Pitch and Weather Condition/Report:
There is a significant amount of rain forecasted for tomorrow from 1 pm to 4 pm and will continue until 6 pm. However, during match time from 8 pm, there’s no chance of rain at least for the time being. The humidity will be on the higher side with the percentage hovering around the 75-mark.
- Average first-innings score: – 182.6 – Last 5 night IPL matches in Kolkata
- Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 4
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR):
Andre Russell injured his wrist and may miss out which is a huge blow for Kolkata Knight Riders. Carlos Brathwaite is set to replace him.
KKR Team (from): Dinesh Karthik (captain), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Joe Denly, Lockie Ferguson, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Harry Gurnley, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Sandeep Warrier, K.C. Cariappa, Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Shrikant Mundhe, Nikhil Naik, Anrich Nortje, Prithvi Raj, Prasidh Krishna.
Probable XI: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (C & WK), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell/Carlos Brathwaite, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Harry Gurney.
Delhi Capitals (DC):
For Delhi Capitals, Harshal Patel has been ruled out due on an arm-injury while reports suggest that Rahul Tewatia is also not fit.
DC Team (From): Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Ingram, Trent Boult, Axar Patel, Shreyas Iyer (c), Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Tewatia, Rishabh Pant (wk), Keemo Paul, Prithvi Shaw, Amit Mishra, Colin Munro, Jalaj Saxena, Harshal Patel, Hanuma Vihari, Bandaru Ayyappa, Ankush Bains, Avesh Khan, Nathu Singh, Sandeep Lamichhane, Manjot Kalra, Sherfane Rutherford
Probable XI: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Ingram, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Amit Mishra, Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane
Fantasy Tips and suggestions:
Wicketkeeper: In wicketkeeping, both Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant are the right picks.
Batsmen: For KKR, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa and Nitish Rana are the top most picks while for DC, Shikhar dhawan, Colin Ingram, Shreyas Iyer are expected to do the destruction.
All-rounders: Sunil Narine and Carlos Brathwaite will be featuring as all-rounders from KKR while DC will feature Chris Morris and Axar Patel as their prime all-rounders.
Bowlers: For KKR, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Harry Gurney are the top picks among bowlers while for DC, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane and Amit Mishra should be the key bowlers.
Captain and Vice Captain: Sunil Narine, Carlos Brathwaite, Rishabh pant, Shreyas Iyer are the top picks for captain and vice captain.
Dream 11 pick #1:
Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Carlos Brathwaite, Rishabh pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer (c), Axar Patel, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane.
- Captain: Shreyas Iyer
- Vice Captain: Sunil Narine
Dream 11 pick #2:
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Robin Uthappa (vc), Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, Carlos Brathwaite, Kuldeep Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma.
- Captain: Shikhar Dhawan
- Vice Captain: Robin Uthappa