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KKR vs DC Dream11 Grand League Team, Team News : IPL 2019

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KKR vs DC Dream11 Grand League Team, Team News: IPL 2019

Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals will square off for the second time this season in the 26th match of the competition which will be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The last game between the two teams was played at the Feroz Shah Kotla which saw the match going into the super-over where Delhi hold their nerves to emerge victorious.

That was KKR’s first loss of the season after two back-to-back wins over Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab. This would be the third home game of this season for KKR and they have already won both their games played here against KXIP and SRH.

Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals campaign this season has been going like a pendulum as they have won 3 and lost 3 from 6 games played so far. They have a fairly healthy net run-rate and are placed at the sixth position on the points table with 6 points against their name.

Head-to-Head

The head-to-head battle between these two sides is led by the Kolkata Knight Riders by 13 games to 10 in favor of them from 24 encounters. The last game between the two sides took place at the Kotla where the match ended in a nail-biting super-over which was won by the capitals.

Here, we have come up with several Grand League teams which may help you reap a substantial amount playing the grand league.

When and Where:

KKR vs DC, Indian Premier League

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

12th April 2019, 08:00 PM IST

Pitch report:

Short boundaries down the ground and at the fine-leg and third man makes it easy for the batsmen to score freely. Over the years, the pitch has assisted the spinners in the middle overs which makes this venue an evenly contested one for both the batsmen and bowlers.

Venue Stats: (In IPL)

Total Matches: 72

Average first innings score: 157

Average second innings score: 144

Highest total recorded: 218/4 (20 Ov) by KKR vs KXIP

Lowest total recorded: 49/10 (9.4 Ov) by RCB vs KKR

Highest score chased: 204/2 (18.2 Ov) by KXIP vs KKR

Lowest score defended: 114/4 (20 Ov) by CSK vs KKR

Last five matches: (last to recent)

KKR: W, W, W, L, L

DC: L, W, L, L, W

Team news

  • KKR have named a replacement for injured Proteas pacer Anrich Nortje. Aussies quick Matt Kelly is the man who will replace him in the squad.
  • Some changes in the Delhi Capitals line-up can happen as well especially in the bowling department.
  • Rahul Tewatia’s place in the eleven looks in jeopardy, he might get axed for another Indian batsman.

Squad

Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (C), Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Kuldeep Yadav, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Carlos Brathwaite, KC Cariappa, Shubman Gill, Harry Gurney, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Nikhil Naik, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Rinku Singh, Lockie Ferguson, Prithvi Raj.

Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (c), Colin Munro, Sandeep Lamichhane, Prithvi Shaw, Kagiso Rabada, Harshal Patel, Ankush Bains, Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Hanuma Vihari, Colin Ingram, Jalaj Saxena, Chris Morris, Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Bandaru Ayyappa, Avesh Khan, Nathu Singh, Keemo Paul, Manjot Kalra, Amit Mishra, Sherfane Rutherford, Trent Boult.

Probable Playing 11

Kolkata Knight Riders: Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Robbie Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine.

Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer, Chris Morris, Rishabh Pant, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Shikhar Dhawan, Axar Patel, Colin Ingram, Ishant Sharma, Prithvi Shaw (Doubt: Hanuma Vihari/Harshal Patel/Colin Munro/Sherfane Rutherford)

KKR vs DC Dream11 Grand League Teams:

#1: KKR’s home advantage

2 matches and 2 wins, this is what KKR have got so far from the Eden Gardens in this season, Can they make it three in a row? They definitely carry the momentum at home, which makes them the favorites for this game.

Wicket-keeper: Dinesh Karthik

Batsmen: Chris Lynn, Robbie Uthappa, Prithvi Shaw, Nitesh Rana

All-rounders: S Narine, Axar Patel, Andre Russell

Bowlers: Kuldeep Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane

Captain/Vice-captain here: D Karthik, S Narine, A Russell, R Uthappa, C Lynn

#2: DC’s top order heavy batting unit

Delhi Capitals top-order comprising of Shikhar Dhawan, P Shaw, Rishabh Pant and skipper Shreyas Iyer have looked good so far. They are yet to deliver in cohesion though, but what if that happens in this game?

Wicket-keeper: Rishabh Pant

Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan, Robbie Uthappa, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer

All-rounders: Sunil Narine, Axar Patel, Andre Russell

Bowlers: Piyush Chawla, Harry Gurney, Kagiso Rabada

Captain/Vice-captain here: Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw

#3: Probable changes in both sides

  • Joe Denly for Chris Lynn.
  • Amit Mishra for Sandeep Lamichhane.
  • Sherfane Rutherford for Colin Ingram.
  • Prasidh Krishna sitting out.

Wicket-keeper: Rishabh Pant

Batsmen: Robbie Uthappa, Sherfane Rutherford, Nitish Rana, Joe Denly, Shreyas Iyer

All-rounders: Andre Russell

Bowlers: Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Harry Gurney, Kagiso Rabada

Captain/Vice-captain here: Joe Denly, Robbie Uthappa, N Rana, S Iyer

#4: The least selected players from fantasy 11

Wicket-keeper: Dinesh Karthik

Batsmen: Colin Ingram, Shikhar Dhawan, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill

All-rounders: C Morris, A Patel

Bowlers: Ishant Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav, Harry Gurney, Prasidh Krishna

Captain/Vice-captain here: Colin Ingram, Chris Morris, Chris Lynn, Dinesh Karthik

Key players:

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • Andre Russell
  • Sunil Narine
  • Nitish Rana
  • D Karthik

Delhi Capitals:

  • Shreyas Iyer
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Chris Morris
  • Prithvi Shaw
  • Rishabh Pant

David

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