Delhi Capitals had a good start to their campaign with a win against Mumbai Indians. However, they lost by six wickets against CSK at Feroz Shah Kotla. They would now face Kolkata at the same place and would like to make some changes. Get the cricket betting tips and prediction for the match.
We are just a few matches into the league and there has been a lot of drama in the game. Few teams have been away from the chaos, Delhi Capitals being one of them. Delhi Capitals defeated KKR at the very venue last season and would be full of confidence. Till now the season has been a bit mix and match for both the teams. KKR has won both the matches till now and is on top of the table. Whereas Delhi Capitals lost their game against the defending champions Chennai Super Kings. KKR would meet Delhi Capitals for their first away game and we would like to see how they fare the competition.
Performance Check via Cricket Betting Tips
Lack of experience can be a major threat for Delhi Capitals. Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw gave a thundering start to the team against CSK but their wickets led to slowdown. It kept the Capitals away from the game and was a mini-collapse.
It was a match of experience versus the young blood. T20 is not just the game for the young, it needs the presence of mind. Barring few initial overs in which Shaw scored quickly, nothing was in control of Capitals.
Delhi batsmen never looked like competent enough to send the ball away in the stands and allowed Deepak Chahar to settle and bowl four overs on the trot. They tried to hit the CSK experienced spinners and the batsmen got in the trouble.
Though the Delhi Capitals looks much far talented on paper the lack of experience is a major concern. Shikhar Dhawan needs to be proactive in terms of hitting the bowlers. He has been in good form thus far and he needs to keep the momentum going. A lot of pressure remains on Ingram and Pant who doesn’t have much of International experience in their hands.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders surprised everyone with not opening with Sunil Narine in the opening game. But soon they got it to correct and got rewards for it. Narine hit Chakravarthy for 24 runs and kept him away from bowling for a long time. Chris Lynn tried too much and was not able to stay long on the crease. Nitish Rana had a wonderful partnership with Robin Uthappa who put up 110 runs in just eleven overs to bring the game back in their favor.
The big blow was a no-ball when Russell bowled out beautifully by a yorker from Shami. Ashwin misjudged to set a field as per rules. As Russell got the life, he went on to dispatch the ball around the park and wan unstoppable.
Kolkata Knight Riders are in a dominant position with both their departments doing pretty well. Batting has been excellent with some good power hitting and the bowlers have been able to defend the targets as well.
Head to Head Tipster
Delhi and Kolkata have met 22 times before and Kolkata has won 13 matches overall. They each won once in the last season.
Probable Playing XI Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Ingram, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada
Probable Playing XI Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Lockie Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna
Pitch & Weather Condition Tips
Weather is expected to be on hotter side with temperatures touching 30 degrees mark. Dew will come into play in the second half of the game. The pitch here is expected to same as in DC vs CSK match. It would help the spinners and change of pace would play a crucial role. The team batting first should put up a target of around 160-170 to be on safer side.
Toss Prediction Tips
Delhi elected to bat first last time and found the things to be a bit slower. They might like to field first if given the opportunity.
Cricket Betting Tips Prediction
Just like previous matches, it would also a thrilling match with a game between the young and the experienced. Batting is more experience for KKR but bowling is not much experienced. Though Kuldeep Yadav and Piyush Chawla add some depth to the bowling. Considering KKR’s recent form and fine form, they would be the favorites for the match.