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IPL 2019: KKR vs DC Preview Dream11 Prediction



Last Updated on 5 years by Charbel Coorey

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

Eden Gardens on a Friday night. Where else would you rather be than in the famous stadium or sitting by watching the action?

When Kolkata Knight Riders are in action, you are almost certain to have plenty of fireworks. That wasn’t the case in their last game vs CSK, where they were in big danger of not reaching 100. That they struggled on a pitch that can suit their team was a disappointment, but they now return home for the first of three consecutive matches at Eden Gardens. Their first loss of the season came against today’s opponents. Can they get a little bit of revenge?

With KKR still well on track to reach the playoffs, not quite the same can be said of Delhi Capitals. With a young side, it was always going to be a bit of an up-and-down journey in IPL 2019. However, the improvement from last season is evident, and they are coming off a convincing win vs RCB. With their 50% record, they need five wins out of their remaining eight games to have a chance of reaching the playoffs. Can they beat KKR for the second time this season?

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Key to a KKR win

KKR love to attack. It didn’t work out for them at Chepauk, slumping to 79/9 with Andre Russell yet again delivering the goods for KKR. This innings was opposite to what he has been achieving so far in IPL 2019, which places onus on the top order to have a better outing. It certainly will be a key battle, with Chris Morris and Kagiso Rabada in good form, taking six wickets combined against RCB. With Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine threatening to get into top gear, can these two get off to a strong start enabling the middle order and Andre Russell to build off it?

Also, despite the defeat in Chennai, it would have been pleasing to see the spinners find some success. Sunil Narine’s 2/24 is his best return so far in IPL 2019, and KKR need him to replicate that form against a DC side showing potential. Piyush Chawla and Kuldeep Yadav bowled economically, which they will have to repeat, given Harry Gurney’s capabilities of also keeping the runs down and take wickets. Of course, before that, KKR need wickets in the powerplay, which is where Prasidh Krishna will be important. Can he deliver?

Image credit: BCCI. KKR vs DC Preview Dream11 – Andre Russell is having a great IPL 2019.

Key to a DC win

How good is Kagiso Rabada going? He currently tops the wicket taking chart in IPL 2019, and he was the man to deliver a world class Super Over to overcome KKR last time out. He, Chris Morris and Ishant Sharma (if picked) will be key in making inroads against KKR’s top order. Chris Lynn has had an up-and-down tournament so far, and his wicket early enables DC to target the likes of Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana and Dinesh Karthik who failed last time out. Remember, DC reduced KKR to 61/5 within 10 overs in their last meeting, so Kagiso Rabada might bowl his final two overs when Andre Russell is at the crease.

Also, can Prithvi Shaw repeat his superb performance vs KKR earlier in IPL 2019? His 99 earned him man of the match honours, and while he threatened vs RCB, he hasn’t really got going since. With KKR focused on having their spinners keep things tight, a strong powerplay is important. So, Shikhar Dhawan really has to find his form, paving the way for in-form Shreyas Iyer to continue building the innings, creating a platform for the dangerous Rishabh Pant. Can Pant fire like he did in the first game vs MI?

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Image credit: PTI. KKR vs DC Preview Dream11 – Can Prithvi Shaw repeat his excellent innings vs KKR earlier in IPL 2019?

Possible Playing 11

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

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

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Dream11 Prediction

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Based on final teams:

Option 1:

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Option 2:

Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 22, KKR 13, DC 9.
  • Andre Russell has made five consecutive scores above 20. This is the first time in his 293-game career that he has done this.
  • KKR have 99 wins in IPL.
  • DC are one of two teams to defeat KKR in IPL 2019 (along with CSK).

Match Prediction

Expect fireworks between two exciting teams.

KKR are a very tough team to beat at home (still undefeated in IPL 2019). Also, if they bat second, they are even tougher to beat, with three straight wins chasing in IPL 2019. I pick KKR will get a crucial win to make a big step towards the playoffs.

Thanks for reading!

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