IPL 2021 Match 25: Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders.

Sarita Dey
3 years ago

Delhi Capitals face Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday night, at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Match 25 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will witness the clash between last year’s runners-up Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Ahmedabad on April 29. DC will be looking to overcome their disappointing one-run defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the last game while KKR will aim to continue the winning momentum from their latest encounter versus Punjab Kings (PBKS) which they won by five wickets.

Under the leadership of Rishabh Pant, Delhi Capitals have been in good form with four wins in six games. Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw have excelled, while their overseas stars haven’t really fired in the middle overs. Delhi has also been struggling on the death bowling front, they might ponder a few changes against KKR.

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Their opponents Kolkata haven’t done too well and have just two wins in six games. KKR is placed in the bottom half of the IPL 2021 points table. They did snap their four-match losing streak earlier against the Punjab Kings (PBKS) and will look to keep the momentum intact. With a resourceful squad at their disposal, one can’t write the Knight Riders off at any cost.

Rishabh Pant:

He took the game against RCB deep into the death overs and almost took his team beyond the finishing line. He has 183 runs in six games at an average of over 45 are figures which are capable of scaring even the best of sides in the tournament.

Shikhar Dhawan:

Dhawan continues to be one of the most sort-out fantasy picks for any fantasy team for the fans. He has scored his runs at an average of over 44 and a strike rate surpassing 144.

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Pat Cummins:

Cummins has showcased his clean batting skills in the six matches played so far. He has scored 82 runs to go along with his six wickets in IPL 2021.

Andre Russell:

West Indian also has a five-for in this year’s IPL. With his contributions for KKR increasing with every passing game, Russell continues to be a threat to all opposition in all three departments of the game. He gave a sneak-peak of his best when he took on the CSK bowlers despite his side being in a vulnerable position. So far, he has 118 runs and seven wickets to his name.

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