Both the teams will be looking to bounce back from the setbacks they have got from the last game. Delhi Capitals will be looking to eye the top 2 finish which will ease their path of qualifying for semi-finals. At the same time, KKR will look to qualify for play-offs without many hurdles by winning each and every game they will be playing from now. So it is going to be an interesting game. Last time KKR has fielded the different team with both their mainstays Andre Rusell and Sunil Narine are not in their playing XI. But they badly missed the services of these two players and today we can expect both of them getting into their playing XI which will boost both their batting and bowling line-up. Both Russell Narine is not in top-notch form but they are the kind of players who can turn the tables at any time. Eion morgan should bat up the order and it’s high time for their opens both Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi to show some form and put up some consistent performance. Losing a couple of wickets at powerplay costing them badly and it puts too much pressure on the middle-order batsmen. Nitish Rana looks in good touch but we are yet to see big innings from him which is also a worrying sign. Locke Ferguson and pat Cummins are troubling the batsmen with raw pace but at the same time, the loose deliveries also give an opportunity for the opposition batsmen to settle down.
Delhi capitals on another hand suffered heartbreak against Mumbai Indians and will be the right wake up for the table toppers. Their top-order batsmen Prithvi Shaw is not in his best and Rishabh pant is back from the injury. So it puts pressure on Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan at the top. But Dhawan responded the pressure with back to back hundreds. Tushar Deshpande should be consistent with his line and lengths. Anritch Nortje has been rested in the previous game so he might be back to playing XI today. Spinners both Axar Patel and Ravi Ashwin are complementing each other very well. Marcus Stonis has chipped in many games when the team needs him and hs is expected to continue the same in today’s IPL Betting Tips encounter as well. Overall a well-balanced side and one defeat cannot judge this team but it’s a right wakeup call and with play-off, calculations are nearing it’s time for them to put up a strong performance and ensure they didn’t slip anywhere in the tournament. Team management might try Ajinkya Rahane in place of Prithvi shaw who is not at his best touch but as of now, they will look to persist with the same combination because Prithvi is the kind of the player who can take the pitches out of the equation on his given day. So capitals don’t want to spoil the winning combination and at the same time, Rahane too is not in good touch and has thrown his wicket away in a couple of chances he has got.
Expected Playing XI:
1 Prithvi Shaw, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Shreyas Iyer (capt), 4 Rishabh Pant (wk), 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Shimron Hetmyer, 7 Axar Patel, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Anrich Nortje/Daniel Sams, 11 Tushar Deshpande
1 Shubman Gill, 2 Rahul Tripathi, 3 Nitish Rana, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Dinesh Karthik (wk), 6 Andre Russell/Tom Banton, 7 Pat Cummins/Sunil Narine, 8 Lockie Ferguson, 9 Prasidh Krishna, 10 Varun Chakravarthy, 11 Kuldeep Yadav
What to expect:
Kuldeep Yadav is back into their playing XI Cricket Betting Tips and if he plays today he might be the best candidate to bowl at powerplays. He is the kind of the player who can drag the batmen to play the short. Also considering the Dhawan’s weakness against the leg spinners he is the best option to try at powerplays.
Axar Patel is bowling well and also taking wickets at powerplays and today he might be bowl at middle overs considering the left-handers in KKR’s batting line-up.
Delhi capitals are well-balanced side but the form of pant and Prithvi is worrying. If they find some form they will be unstoppable.