Cricket match date: 12th April 2019
Cricket match time: 08:00 pm IST
Cricket match location: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Indian Premier League 2019
Team A: KKR
Team B: DC
Team A Captain: Dinesh Karthik
Team B Captain: Shreyas Iyer
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Cricket Match Preview:
Kagiso Rabada versus Andre Russell. That was the headline of the cricket game that was last played between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Delhi Capitals (DC) when they last faced each other in the Indian Premier League (IPL). It was arguably the best cricket game of the tournament as yet.
First, KKR looked like losing the cricket game then Andre Russell and skipper Dinesh Karthik took the game away from DC. Then in their defence of the total, KKR looked like losing the cricket game easily courtesy of Prithvi Shaw’s half-century but then they made a late comeback and held DC for a tie.
What transpired post that is now part of the IPL folklore. Nobody has bowled a better super over in the history of the IPL and, considering the batsmen on the show, it makes the over bowled by Kagiso Rabada even more wonderful. Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa and Andre Russell are three of the most reliable hitters of IPL and none of them could hit a big one out of the park in the super over.
But that is in the past now. KKR have moved on from that loss and are sitting pretty at the top of the points table, whereas DC have not quite managed to build on to that win and are stuck in the middle at the fifth position with three wins out of six cricket games. KKR have already won four cricket games out of five games and will be feeling pretty safe about their playoffs chances.
Both DC and KKR will be coming into this win with some kind of momentum courtesy of their victories against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) respectively. DC will take heart from the fact that they have not allowed KKR to beat them in the last two cricket games, which is a fantastic performance against one of the tournament favourites.
It is going to be an interesting cricket game considering a win will take KKR closer to a playoff spot and will take DC away from the middle muddle of the points table.
Cricket Match Information:
KKR and DC will take on each other for the second time in this year’s IPL. KKR were defeated by DC in a very exciting cricket game in their first encounter. That cricket game was tied in the regular format, which was then decided by super over format, where DC came out on top.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
KKR is being led by Dinesh Karthik for the second season in a row. They are playing great cricket at the moment and are not far away from a playoff spot. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played in the last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of KKR’s playing XI:
- Shubhman Gill
- Chris Lynn
- Sunil Narine
- Andre Russell
- Nitish Rana
- Dinesh Karthik
- Prasidh Krishna
- Piyush Chawla
- Harry Gurney
- Kuldeep Yadav
- Robin Uthappa
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
DC are being led by young batsman Shreyas Iyer in this cricket tournament. They have been inconsistent in their cricket so far and could have easily had at least four victories in their belt. Our prediction is the same lineup that played in their last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of DC’s playing XI:
- Shreyas Iyer
- Rishabh Pant
- Shikhar Dhawan
- Trent Boult
- Prithvi Shaw
- Colin Ingram
- Hanuma Vihari
- Axar Patel
- Ishant Sharma
- R Tewatia
- Kagiso Rabada
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Rishabh Pant had a fantastic start to the IPL this year. But since then, he has threatened to go big without scoring a big one. Our prediction is of a scintillating knock from him in this game of cricket.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
Everything about Eden Gardens, Kolkata screams runs. The pitch is beautiful to bat on and the ground is small. In short, it is a batting paradise and bowlers are expected to have a hard time. Our prediction is of the score of around 190 for this cricket game. Conditions are expected to be dry.
KKR will begin this game of cricket as slight favourites despite the loss in their last cricket game against DC. They are a side in form, whereas DC are a mercurial side. Hence, our prediction is of KKR’s victory.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Nitish Rana (KKR) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Harry Gurney (KKR) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Robin Uthappa (KKR)
Kolkata Knight Riders – 1.64
Delhi Capitals – 2.15
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