Mumbai, First Published Apr 28, 2022, 9:38 AM IST
Mumbai: The Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders will take on each other today to return to winning ways in the IPL (2022). The match will be played at Mumbai Wankhede Stadium at 7.30 pm. Kolkata’s aim is to avoid a fifth defeat. Though a balanced team, Delhi should not forget the unexpected setback.
Victory is essential for both teams to maintain their playoff hopes with six points each. Prithvi Show. If David Warner’s opening partnership shines, Delhi can reach the coveted score. Rishabh Pant, Lalit Yadav, Rowman Powell, Shardul Thakur, Akshar Patel and many more. No worries about bowling either.
Kolkata could not solve the problem in the opening half of the season. Tried different players differently in each match but to no avail. Relying on Andre Russell for batting and bowling. Of last season
Tharodayam Venkatesh Iyer has not been able to secure a place in the batting order.
Mystery spinner Varun Chakraborty’s poor form is also a setback for the team. Tim Southee may replace Pat Cummins. Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer, who were with him in Delhi, are coming face to face. Kolkata have a slight advantage in the battle against each other. Kolkata have won 16 of the 30 matches and Delhi have won 13.
Delhi can take comfort in the fact that Kovid victims Mitchell Marsh and Tim Seifert have completed their quarantine and started training. But not likely to play today. Marsh, who joined the team for Rs 6.5 crore, played only one match. Probably XI knows.
Delhi Capitals: Prithviraj Shah, David Warner, Rishabh Pant, Rowman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Akshar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman / Antich Norje, Khalil Ahmed.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Venkatesh Iyer, Sam Billings / Aaron Finch, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh / Sheldon Jackson, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee / Pat Cummins, Varu.
Last Updated Apr 28, 2022, 9:38 AM IST