IPL 2021: Match 25 DC vs KKR Preview, Playing XI, Live Streaming Details & Updates
Can the Delhi Capitals outsmart the Kolkata Knight Riders, or will the two-time IPL champions emerge on top?
Updated - Apr 28, 2021 2:09 pm
Two teams that are placed at No.3 and No.5 in the points table will do battle against each other in Match No. 25 of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Delhi Capitals have won 4 out of the 6 matches that they have played thus far, and are occupying 3rd place in the points table.
On the other hand, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) side is placed at 5th place in the table after mustering only 2 wins in 6 matches. And, both sides will enter the clash on 29th April 2021 after experiencing contrasting fortunes in their respective previous encounters.
The Kolkata Knight Riders arrested their 4-match losing streak by coasting to a 5-wicket victory over the Punjab Kings (PBKS) side. After restricting the KL Rahul led side to a total of just 123/9, the Eoin Morgan led side comfortably romped home with 3.2 overs to spare.
Even though the openers failed to provide a solid platform, Rahul Tripathi and Eoin Morgan stitched together a 66-run partnership to ensure that the Kolkata Knight Riders got back to winning ways.
On the other hand, the Delhi Capitals found themselves on the losing side of a roller coaster ride on 27th April 2021 against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Chasing a target of 172, the Delhi Capitals ended their innings with a total of 170/4, losing the match by just a solitary run.
In spite of the loss, there are not too many headaches that the Rishabh Pant led side has to contend with. Their openers are in good form and their 24-year-old pacer Avesh Khan is the second-highest wicket-taker in the tournament and has already scalped 12 wickets from 6 matches.
As the IPL slowly trickles towards the halfway mark, both these sides will be looking to post a win. Can the Delhi Capitals outsmart the Kolkata Knight Riders, or will the two-time IPL champions emerge on top?
Pitch and Conditions
The scene has now moved to the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, and the early signs reveal that the pitch is a decent one for batting. The batsmen can make hay if they are prudent in the early goings, as they can cash in once they get their eye in.
Playing Combinations for DC vs KKR
The Delhi Capitals will surely not chop and change after just one loss, and that too, such a close one. Expect them to go in unchanged from their previous game for the clash against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
Predicted Playing XI: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Rishabh Pant (C and WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan
Kolkata Knight Riders
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) too, are unlikely to indulge in any changes. They will also go in with the same side for the battle against Delhi Capitals (DC).
Predicted Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (C), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
DC vs KKR Head-to-Head
Played – 26 | Delhi Capitals – 11 | Kolkata Knight Riders – 14 | N/R – 1
DC vs KKR Broadcast Details
Match Timings – 7:30 PM IST
TV – Star Sports Network
Live Streaming – Disney+Hotstar VIP