Date: 10 April 2022
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App
Shreyas Iyer’s previous franchise will be against his new one as Delhi Capitals are set to play Kolkata Knight Riders in Match 19 of IPL 2022. The game will be played at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. While Kolkata have been in top form having won three of their four games so far, Delhi Capitals have lost the momentum after thrashing Mumbai Indians in their opening game of the season. Rishabh Pant and Co. will hope to regain the lost momentum while KKR will just look to continue doing what they have done so far.
With the tournament progressing, the pitches at all venues are getting a bit sluggish. Brabourne Stadium is no exception. Also, since it is a day game, the pitch will be hard to bat on. Spinners will have a role to play.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
KKR look like a team to beat after their clash with five-time champions Mumbai Indians. Their batting and bowling don’t have many loopholes to cover. Apart from Ajinkya Rahane and Nitish Rana, KKR batting has been doing fine. With the arrival of Pat Cummins, the batting has got depth. Meanwhile, their bowling is already strengthened with Umesh Yadav wreaking havoc with the new ball. The spin duo of Chakravarthy and Narine is also doing the job for them in the middle overs.
SportsTiger Playing XI of KKR:
Venkatesh Iyer, Baba Indrajith, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings (wk), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Rasikh Salam
The Capitals are getting nothing right. Even after the return of David Warner and Anrich Nortje, they failed to win the game against Lucknow. Both the overseas star could not get going which probably affect the overall combination. Prithvi Shaw looked good the other day and DC management will hope for similar innings going ahead. Warner needs to fire. Rovman Powell has also failed to contribute in any of the games so far but with no other overseas option available, he is expected to continue. Pant’s captaincy has attracted criticism which is also affecting his batting.
SportsTiger Playing XI of DC:
Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Rovman Powell, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mustafizur Rahman, Anrich Nortje, Kuldeep Yadav
KKR have the momentum with them and thus will take the field as favorites on Sunday noon.
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