Kolkata Knight Riders will square off against Delhi Capitals today in double fixer Thursday at 7:30 PM IST on new venue for both the teams, Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
Delhi Capitals sit with a neat record of four wins and two losses in six games. They come in after a loss that would have been hard to swallow, but will have little time to reflect and recover with Kolkata Knight Riders awaiting them after a day’s gap.
Delhi Capitals in their seventh game today will expect some most awaiting and match winning performances by their fellow overseas players, Kagiso Rabada and Australians, Steven Smith and Stoinis. All of them are giving average performances this year till now, though they are winning matches.
A resurgent KKR, after finding their winning touch, will want to make the most of any fallibilities in the opposition at the moment. After reversing a four-game losing streak, they’d be looking to make the most of their own good form. It augurs well, that their pace attack managed to impose themselves upon a game finally.
Pitch: A slow and low pitch has not exactly been the batsman’s friend so far unless dew has intervened. This could make for a tricky proposition when it comes to selection and the toss.
Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Steven Smith, Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra/Lalit Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna