Dinesh Karthik led Kolkata Knight Riders are placed at the second position in the points table after their defeat against the table-toppers Chennai Super Kings. Now they face Delhi Capitals at their home. The Knights have an excellent record against Delhi Capitals and the visitors need to brush up their game to win against the strong opponents. Read on the complete IPL tips for the match here.
Kolkata Knight Riders have lost only two games till now. One against Chennai Super Kings and other against the Delhi Capitals which was thrilling match with super over deciding the result. Delhi Capitals would be high on confidence by defeating Delhi Capitals in the last match and would need to perform their best to the beat this strong side of Kolkata. Delhi Capitals must try and win the five matches out of their remaining games to make it to the playoffs.
IPL Tips Performance Check
Kolkata Knight Riders
Andre Russell has been the only one to look forward from the team. He singlehandedly took the total to something respectable against Chennai. Andre Russell had made almost 50 percent of the runs in the previous match and has the most sixes in the tournaments, best strike rate than anyone else and one of the highest run-getter.
Other players have played good innings as well but Russell has been the match winner. Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthupa, and Nitish Rana have also played good knocks but in pieces.
Kolkata is a good pitch for scoring runs and the batting power of Kolkata might be at display here. Andre Russell might be a concern with him injuring his shoulder in the previous match against Chennai. He might be missing this match.
Bowling has been here and there for Kolkata. Gurney started the season with the bang but was ineffective in the previous match. Prasidh Krishna has also not been able to pick the wickets. Though the side has world-class spinners with the likes of Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine, and Piyush Chawla, they have been ineffective in taking the wickets. They need to be at their best to get past the strong batting line-up of Delhi Capitals.
Delhi Capitals like other seasons have struggled to get in their best combination. They have match winners in the team but they have not been able to perform to their potential.
The major area of concern would be the form of Shikhar Dhawan who as the senior player could not bring the impact in the game. Bring a great white-ball batsman, this season is not as per the expectations.
Prithvi Shaw likes to play crackling innings and Shreyas Iyer has been a rock in the batting line-up for Delhi. Lower order collapsing has been evident in almost all the matches. Sending Colin Ingram up in the order in the previous match was a good move. Chris Morris is not having a good time with the bat.
Delhi’s bowling attack might make an impact at Eden Gardens with the bowlers like Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris, Sandeep Lamichanne, Ishant Sharma and Axar Patel.
Delhi Capitals are favorable to cause the upset for the home team with some good players in the side.
Head to Head Tipster
Kolkata Knight Riders have won 13 of the 23 games that they have played against Delhi Capitals. Their previous meeting in this season was the first upper over of the season. Delhi won the super over to take the game in their favor.
IPL Tips Playing XI Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Harry Gurney, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna
IPL Tips 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
Pitch & Weather Condition Tips
Weather at Eden Gardens is expected to be clear with the humidity on the higher side. It might not favor the spinners. This pitch has good pace and bounce and is excellent for batting. We might see Trent Boult come in the side.
Toss Prediction Tips
Delhi elected to field first when they played last against KKR and this might be the case at Eden Gardens.
IPL Tips Prediction
It is going to be a test for the home team. Delhi has one of the good bowling attacks, at least better than the home team. KKR has good batting line-up with Andre Russell in their side. We expect Kolkata Knight Riders to win the match against underdogs Delhi Capitals.