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IPL 2019: DC vs KKR Preview Dream11 Prediction. Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Preview Dream11 Prediction

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Sit down, strap yourselves in. We’re in for a good ride! Two sides packed with power take each other in India’s capital, with plenty at stake already even at such an early stage of the tournament.

Delhi Capitals lit up IPL 2019 on its second day, smashing 200+ and overcoming one of the tournament favourites MI. They did come back to earth a little against CSK, but the talent on display certainly suggests they are in for a much-improved season. Can they get back to winning ways?

Kolkata Knight Riders have shown why they just can’t be written off in IPL cricket. In what is a very competitive tournament, it’s easy to look at sides like RCB and RR, and say they will make the top four instead. However, with Andre Russell in unbelievable form and a side with great know-how, KKR are now aiming for three straight to start the season. Will it be the case?

Also read: 5 big predictions for IPL 2019

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Key to a DC win

DC seemed to be undone by home conditions against a disciplined CSK side. They couldn’t quite get going with the bat, until Rishabh Pant threatened to repeat his amazing innings against MI. Here, a slightly better platform needs to be set, with fluent runs crucial for the top three. With Pant vs Andre Russell a key battle, significant onus lies on the DC top order to enable Pant to do his thing.

Also, Chris Morris is due to make a comeback to the side. His all round ability in T20s will be welcomed with both bat and ball. Indeed, DC’s bowling certainly wasn’t bad against CSK, but they need to find a way to keep Andre Russell quiet. One way is getting the better of the KKR top order in the powerplay via Kagiso Rabada and Ishant Sharma, and then targeting Russell as early as possible.

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Key to a KKR win

Andre Russell has been outstanding in IPL 2019. However, take nothing away from the likes of Robin Uthappa and Nitish Rana, who have made excellent starts to their respective campaigns. Once again, they will be crucial in setting up a platform for Russell to launch. Just as Pant vs Russell is a key battle, so too the battle between KKR’s top order and that of DC. Can KKR put another huge total on the board?

Also, can KKR get more out of their spinners? Incredibly, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav and Sunil Narine have taken just two wickets between them in two games so far. If these three can begin to cause damage, KKR can only get stronger. In this context, that is important, with DC possessing firepower throughout their lineup. Can the seamers set things up nicely with a strong powerplay?

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Will there be room for Sandeep Lamichhane in the DC XI? The Nepalese spin sensation has been unable to break into the side so far, and with Axar Patel mighty economical vs CSK, he may have to wait his turn once more. It remains to be seen.

DC: 1. Shikhar Dhawan, 2. Prithvi Shaw, 3. Shreyas Iyer (c), 4. Colin Ingram, 5. Rishabh Pant (wk), 6. Chris Morris, 7. Axar Patel/Sandeep Lamichhane, 8. Rahul Tewatia, 9. Kagiso Rabada, 10. Amit Mishra, 11. Ishant Sharma

The KKR seamers were expensive vs KXIP, but there is no pressing need to change a winning combination.

KKR: 1. Chris Lynn, 2. Sunil Narine, 3. Robin Uthappa, 4. Nitish Rana, 5. Shubman Gill, 6. Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), 7. Andre Russell, 8. Piyush Chawla, 9. Kuldeep Yadav, 10. Lockie Ferguson, 11. Prasidh Krishna

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Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: DC 8-13 KKR.
  • DC scored 219/4 at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium vs KKR in IPL 2018.
  • Spinners averaged 31.5 and conceded 7.8 per over in Delhi in IPL 2018. Pace bowlers had corresponding figures of 34.6 and 9.4.

Match Prediction

Can’t wait to watch this one!

Plenty of excitement is to be expected. A key point for me is that KKR didn’t manage to win three games in a row once in IPL 2018. I have a sneaky feeling DC will get a win at home.

Thanks for reading!

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