Pat Cummins has registered the joint 2nd fastest half-century in the IPL history in just 14 balls.
Kolkata Knight Riders will square off with Delhi Capitals in the 19th match of IPL 2022 on Sunday. In the previous match against Mumbai Indians, at one time, Knight Riders would have given up the match after the dismissal of Andre Russell. However, Australian Test skipper Pat Cummins had different plans and played an improbable innings of 56* runs from just 15 balls to help his side conquer the Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets with 24 balls still left. Rahane’s form is a bit of a worrying thing for the management. Will they take a harsh decision on him? We need to wait and watch.
Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, weren’t able to time the ball properly and failed to hit big sixes in the last match against Super Giants and lost the match by 6 wickets. This was their 2nd consecutive loss in this tournament. Anrich Nortje who played his first match of the season didn’t look effective with the ball which was one of the main reasons behind their loss. Prithvi Shaw looking as usual in sublime form and he will be the key man for them.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals, Match 19
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Date &Time: April 10th at 3:30 PM IST and Local Time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar.
KKR vs DC, Match 19 Pitch Report:
The batters will get complete value for their shots if they play the ball late, the bowlers need to be very precise in their line and lengths, or else will get smoked out of the park. Going with the trend, bowling first is a good option.
KKR vs DC, Match 19 Probable Playing XIs:
Kolkata Knight Riders
Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Rasikh Salam, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy.
Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Rovman Powell, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Anrich Nortje.
Top Picks for KKR vs DC Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
Shreyas Iyer is finding it difficult to score big runs in this year’s IPL. Knight Riders, skipper has managed to score 69 runs in 4 matches with the highest score of 26. He is expected to deliver big in this match.
Prithvi Shaw is timing the ball extremel well and scoring runs easily in the Powerplay. In 3 matches in this tournament, he has scored 109 runs at an average of 36.33 with the highest score of 61.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Andre Russell will give more solidarity to Knight Riders in the middle, he has got immense power to hit big sixes. So far in this tournament, he has scored 106 runs at an average of 53 and managed to pick up 2 wickets as well. Uncapped player,
Lalit Yadav playing his role quite well for Delhi Capitals in this year’s IPL. Delhi-born 25-year-old all-rounder has scored 73 runs in this tournament at an average of 73 and picked up a wicket as well.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Umesh Yadav has completely transformed his bowling in this tournament and already picked up 9 wickets in 4 matches at an impressive economy of 5.25.
Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav has kept the faith of the management and delivered well every time he got the ball. In 3 matches, he has scalped 6 wickets with the best figures of 3 for 18.
Top Picks – Wicketkeepers
Rishabh Pant is the first choice wicket-keeping option for your fantasy teams. Delhi skipper has added 83 runs in 3 matches in this tournament at an average of 41.5 with a strike rate of 123.88.
KKR vs DC Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Statistics (This Edition)|
|Venkatesh Iyar||79 runs|
|Andre Russell||106 runs 2 Wickets|
|Pat Cummins||56 runs 2 Wickets|
|Rishabh Pant||86 runs|
|Prithvi shaw||109 runs|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for KKR vs DC Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Rishabh Pant (vc), Shreyas Iyer, Rovman Powell, Prithvi Shaw, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Venkatesh Iyer (c), Lalit Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for KKR vs DC Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Rishabh Pant, David Warner, Ajinkya Rahane, Nitish Rana, Prithvi Shaw (c), Andre Russell (vc), Axar Patel, Venkatesh Iyer, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy.
KKR vs DC Risky Captaincy Choices:
Pat Cummins‘s supremacy with the bat against Mumbai gave the third win for the Knight Riders in this tournament. He has switched his role from a bowler to an all-rounder. He is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.
Player you should avoid:
Anrich Nortje has recovered from injury and played only one match so far this season. He needs some time to get used to the conditions and hence it’s better to avoid him in your fantasy teams.
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.