DC vs KKR Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match? Dream11 IPL 2020, Match 16
The Knights have lost all their four matches against DC outside India.
Updated - Oct 3, 2020 11:36 am
Delhi Capitals (DC) started the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) with back-to-back wins, but went down to the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 15 runs. However, with a net run rate of +0.483, Shreyas Iyer and Co are sitting pretty at second in the points table.
Their upcoming match is against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the second of Saturday’s doubleheader at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The Dinesh Karthik-captained Knights, on the other hand, are coming off a thumping 37-run victory over the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Dubai and must be high on confidence.
The victory pushed them up from number seven to the second position in the table. Going into the game, Capitals may have an upper hand, bearing in mind that KKR have lost all four games against them at neutral venues.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch in Sharjah has been a bowler’s graveyard, to say the least. Every other team has touched the 200-run mark showing that the batsmen have had it easy on the surface. The short boundaries haven’t made life easier for the bowlers.
Chasing should be the way forward in Sharjah. The conditions will be warm with the temperature around 33 degrees and humidity in the mid-60s.
Playing Combinations for DC vs KKR
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Amit Mishra/Ravi Ashwin, Ishant Sharma
Kolkata Knight Riders
Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (C & WK), Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy
Probable Top Performers for DC vs KKR
Prithvi Shaw– Delhi Capitals
Prithvi Shaw, apart from his fifty against CSK, has strained in this IPL. But keeping in mind his potential, it’s a matter of time before he shows his class. Against KKR, he doesn’t have the worst of numbers.
In three games, he has 175 runs with a couple of fifties at an average and strike-rate of 58.33 and 165.09 respectively. Last year in Delhi, he missed out on a century, getting out on 99.
Andre Russell– Kolkata Knight Riders
Andre Russell can cross the biggest of boundaries with his power-hitting. In the 2020 IPL, Sharjah has witnessed a six being hit every eight balls. Hence, if Russell finds his rhythm, the balls could appear on the road.
Against DC, he has 214 runs from six games at an average and strike-rate of 35.67 and 198.15. With the ball, he has 11 wickets from the 25 overs he has bowled at an economy of 8.20.
DC vs KKR Head to Head
Played- 25 | DC won- 11 | KKR won- 13 | N/R- 1
At neutral venues (outside India)
Played- 4 | DC won- 4 | KKR won- 0 | N/R- 0
Average first innings score: 220 (2 matches in IPL 2020)
Record of chasing teams: Won- 1 | Lost- 1
Match timings – 06:00 PM local time, 07:30 PM IST
TV – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Select, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Select HD, and Star Sports 1 HD Hindi.
Live Streaming – The match can be streamed online on Disney + Hotstar VIP.
The prediction is for the team, batting second to win the match.