Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match 16 Preview & Prediction

Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders have had an interesting start to the IPL 2020 season. After Kolkata Knight Riders lost their opening game to Mumbai Indians, Dinesh Karthik’s side won against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals in back-to-back games. Delhi Capitals also let victory slip out of their grasp when they lost their first match of the tournament against SRH by 15 runs after Shreyas Iyer’s side won the first games of the tournament against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings.

Ahead of the much-awaited clash, both sides hold an identical record in the league so far and are currently sitting on four points, with DC ahead only on net run-rate.

Match:  16

Day:     Saturday

Date:    3rd October 2020

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE

Time:   7:30 PM (IST)

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.

Delhi Capitals Expected Playing XI:

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 Expected Playing XI:

Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (C & WK), Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy

Head to Head Stats:

Played- 25 | DC won- 11 | KKR won- 13 | N/R- 1

DC vs KKR Match Prediction:

It is expected to be yet another six-hitting fest at Sharjah Cricket Ground and the bowling of both sides will be tested. While Delhi Capitals have a better-balanced bowling unit between the two, Kolkata Knight Riders have a batting unit that can demolish even the best attacks in the world. We make our predictions after calculating each and every aspect of the match that is why we are the best tipper of IPL. Delhi Capitals are a little too over-reliant on their middle-order to do the heavy hitting. Andre Russell could be a force to reckon with at the ground that has extremely short boundaries. Kolkata Knight Riders are coming off a superb win in their previous match and will be more confident of the two teams.

Kolkata Knight Riders have power-packed players available right through their lower middle-order, the players who have proved themselves time and again. The upcoming match is likely to go right down to the wire, but the sheer six-hitting abilities of Andre Russell and Eoin Morgan put Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of the Capitals. Also, the Capitals are coming off a loss in their previous match and might be a bit circumspect in their approach. Betting on a more power-packed and a more confident team, that is, Kolkata Knight Riders should be the way to go in the upcoming contest. Bet on KKR to make real money. For more and assured free IPL betting tips keep visiting our website throughout the IPL 2020.

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