Match 47:KKR vs DC | Full Analysis | Pitch Report | Best 11

The 47th match of the tournament between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Delhi Capitals (SRH). The match between them will start at 7:30 P.M. (IST). 

In their previous encounter, Sunil Narine’s one sided domination took the match away from Delhi. Also in that match KKR scored their highest ever score in IPL.   

Teams Analysis: 

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR):

A huge star performance showed in the batting lineup but in their bowling department they looked a little weak. They are standing in the 2nd position in the points table with 10 points in 8 matches, having won 5 and lost 3. In their last match a dangerous batting performance was shown by both Kolkata and Punjab but Punjab had the last laugh and registered the highest score chasing by a team in a T20 cricket.  

Sunil Narine, only this man knows how to contribute in both the departments. His performance took him to the top in the MVP list. With the bat he contributed 357 runs with a strike rate of 184.02. With an average of 44.62, he hit 1 century and 2 half-centuries. From his team he is top in the list of wicket-taking after grabbing 10 wickets to his and having an excellent economy of 6.97. 

Phil Salt, his opening partner is holding shoulder to shoulder in terms of destruction. His strike rate is 176.09 and has scored 324 runs in which he has hit 3 half-centuries. Both of them took the powerplay into their command most of the time. Skipper Shreyas Iyer is slowly getting in his fine touch as his strike rate also improves with 136.25. He scored one half-century and managed 218 runs till now. 

Venkatesh Iyer and Angkrish Raghuvanshi contributed healthy runs in the middle overs. But they lack the consistency to perform. While Rinku Singh and Ramandeep Singh missed the hitting power in the powerplay. The power hitter of the team Andre Russell has a strike rate of 186.46 and taken 9 wickets till now.  

The bowling line up seems to be a little weak of this team as they delivered easy runs to the opposition. Harshit Rana and Vaibhav Arora, these two young bowlers contribute in the wicket department but they  are highly expensive in their spells. Rana got 9 with an economy of 10.25  while Arora got 7 wickets with an economy of 9.57.                                                  

Probable playing 11 for the match:

Shreyas Iyer ©, Sunil Narine, Phil Salt (wk), Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Vaibhav Arora.

(Impact Player: Varun Chakravarthy) 

Delhi Capitals (DC):

Delhi is proving themselves to be one of the contenders in the playoffs after registering 5 wins in 10 matches. They are currently in 5th place with 10 points. Some loop holes were seen in their batting lineup at the start of the season, but with regular shuffling they made a strong and destructive lineup. Bowling is not up to the mark but still they managed wickets when the team required it the most. 

Jake Fraser-McGurk is ripping things apart from bowlers with a blasting strike rate of 237.50 and has scored 3 half-centuries in 5 matches. He has scored 247 runs. Out of three half-centuries, two of them scored in just 15 balls. This shows how destructive he is and especially in the powerplay. Prithvi Shaw didn’t play the last match due to illness but if he recovered then he will definitely play this match. His strike rate in this season is fantastic which is 160 above.  

Skipper Rishabh Pant is looking good with the bat as he is leading the run table from his team with 371 runs and is currently 4th in the orange cap list. He has three 50+ knocks and the best came against GT where he scored 88 runs and in the last over against Mohit Sharma he hit 30 runs. Abhishek Porel has also provided some healthy runs to the team but he is not that consistent, as a result he got 184 runs in 8 innings and the best is 42. 

Tristan Stubbs is finishing things for the team pretty well and is a hardcore destructive batter in the death overs. His strike rate is 192.25 and has scored 273 runs which includes 2 half-centuries. In the match against MI, he played just 25 balls and scored unbeaten 71 runs. Axar Patel’s handy knock against GT showed his brilliancy in the batting as he scored 66 runs. With his bowling though he got only 7 wickets but his economy is best in the team which is 7.36. 

Mukesh Kumar is inching close to the purple cap as his wicket tally goes up to 13 till now. His average is 21.69 but the economy goes to 11.05, which he needs to figure out so that he can contribute more to the team. Kuldeep Yadav is chasing him with 12 wickets to his credit. His average is 19 but the economy is getting poorer day by day and is close to 8.5. 

Another pacer Khaleel Ahmed is not behind and has grabbed 12 wickets till now.                         

Probably playing 11 for the Match:

Rishabh Pant (c/wk), Jake Fraser-McGurk, Prithvi Shaw, Abhishek Porel, Tristan Stubbs, Axar Patel, Shai Hope, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Lizaad Williams. 

(Impact Player: Rasikh Dar Salam) 

Head to Head (KKR vs DC):

They played 33 matches against each other.    

Highest score272228
Lowest score9798

Pitch Report:

The match will be played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Out of 5 matches 4 have resulted in 200+ scores from both the sides. Therefore it will be highly favourable for batters and chasing might be a good option here. In the last match between Kolkata and Punjab, it became the highest successful chase in the history of T20 cricket, which also depicts that no target is safe here. A high score match is again expected here.                              

Weather Report:

The weather will be very hot and sunny. As it will touch 42 degree celsius during daytime and at night it might get relieved and drop down to 29 degree celsius. Humidity will also be very high, which is expected to be close to 50%.                  

Best 11 for the Match:

Phil Salt, Rishabh Pant (vc), Shreyas Iyer, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Tristan Stubbs, Sunil Narine ©, Andre Russell, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Harshit Rana.

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