The final stretch of the group matches is about to begin in IPL 2020. It looks like we have three out of the four playoff places locked up but the competition for the fourth place is intense. Any of the five remaining teams could theoretically still grab that place and that is an exciting thing for the tournament.
The current fourth-placed team, Kolkata Knight Riders, is in some trouble. It lost its most recent match against RCB in a devastating fashion and now faces the strong Delhi Capitals. Injury concerns have also weakened the KKR lineup considerably.
DC also lost its recent match and has questions to be answered about its team balance. It is in the race to try and finish in the top-2, a huge advantage in the IPL, and so will not take anything lightly either.
Date: 24th October 2020
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Time: 3:30 PM (IST)
Pitch and Conditions:
Abu Dhabi has been one of the best venues in IPL 2020. It offers some bounce and pace to the players that allow an even contest between the bat and ball. The fast-bowlers can use the conditions to their advantage while the batsman can score freely too if they get their eye in.
Interestingly, DC has lost the two matches it has played in Abu Dhabi so far while KKR has won four out of the seven it has played here. Perhaps more relevant is the fact that KKR has lost two out of its most recent three matches here and only won the remaining one in a Super Over contest. A score of around 170 should be seen as par batting first.
We think the team that wins the toss is going to want to bat first. The conditions in Abu Dhabi were not as bowler-friendly as KKR made it seem in their previous match. The bowlers will be in the game for the duration of the match and having a good total on the board may be a significant advantage.
Head to Head Stats:
Matches Played: 26, KKR Won: 13, DC Won: 12, NR: 1
KKR Expected Playing XI:
Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Tom Banton, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
DC Expected Playing XI:
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Daniel Sams, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Tushar Deshpande
KKR vs DC Match Prediction:
We make our predictions after calculating each and every aspect of the match that is why we are the best tipper of IPL. We think DC is going to hit back strongly in this match after its loss to KXIP. The bowling attack for DC is going to be back at its best and will enjoy the conditions that Abu Dhabi has served up recently. KKR may also continue to miss Andre Russell and Sunil Narine for this match. With a better bowling attack and more depth in the batting lineup, DC is the team to back. Bet on the Delhi Capitals to win. For more and assured free IPL betting tips keep visiting our website throughout the IPL 2020.