This is a crucial match for both these teams.
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Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders will feature in the 41st match of the IPL 2022 on Thursday. Delhi Capitals are seventh in the table with 3 wins in 7 matches while Kolkata are eighth with 3 wins in 8 matches. Kolkata Knight Riders come into the clash against Delhi Capitals having lost four on the trot. Their slide started from the previous time they met Delhi earlier in the season Until then, KKR had been topping the table with three wins in four games but that game had exposed a lot of their shortcomings. DC’s unsettled eleven has led to a topsy turvy run of results but the return of Mitch Marsh should be a big boost ahead of this game.
Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 41
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: 28th April at 7:30 PM IST and Local Time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
DC vs KKR, Match 41 Pitch Report:
The first four games at the Wankhede Stadium were won by teams chasing. But that has been turned upside down since, with the last five games all being won by teams defending a target. The choice to make at the toss could well prove to be a very difficult one for the captains, particularly for Pant who has now lost two games in succession at the venue after choosing to chase.
DC vs KKR, Match 41 Probable Playing XIs:
Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant, Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed
Kolkata Knight Riders
Venkatesh Iyer, Sam Billings/Aaron Finch, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh/Sheldon Jackson, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee/Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy.
Top Picks for DC vs KKR Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
Shreyas Iyer has scored 248 runs in 8 matches at an average of 35 and a strike rate of 142. The captain of Knight Riders will be looking to notch up a big score.
Prithvi Shaw is explosive at the top and has amassed 254 runs in 7 matches at an average of 36 and a strike rate of 164.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Andre Russell picked up 4 wickets in a single over in the previous match and has been in terrific form with both bat and ball this season. In 8 matches he has scored 227 runs and also picked up 10 wickets.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Kuldeep Yadav is in terrific form and has 13 wickets to his name at an average of 17.38 and will be a key player in this match.
Umesh Yadav has picked up 11 wickets in 8 matches at an average of 21.64. He can be a good pick as he will bowl with the new ball and at the death.
Top Picks – Wicketkeeper
Rishabh Pant will be the best available option in this section. The wicket keeper batsmen has been in decent touch and although he has not got the big score it is only a matter of time before he delivers.
DC vs KKR Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Statistics (This Edition)|
|Kuldeep yadav||13 wickets|
|Andre Russell||227 runs|
|Shreyas Iyer||248 runs|
|Prithvi Show||254 runs|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for DC vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Rishabh Pant, David Warner (vc), Prithvi Shaw, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell (c), Axar Patel, Mustafizur Rahman, Kuldeep Yadav, Tim Southee.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for DC vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Rishabh Pant (c), David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer, Sunil Narine (vc), Andre Russell, Mustafizur Rahman, Shardul Thakur, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav.
DC vs KKR Risky Captaincy Choices:
Sunil Narine has bowled economically but does not have many wickets to show for it. Although he has a good record against this opposition and might also open the batting. Risk him as captain for this match.
Player you should avoid:
Sam Billings is not in the best of forms and with a better alternative available it is better to avoid him for this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.