DEL vs KOL (Delhi vs Kolkata), Match 25 - Match Information
Match: Delhi vs Kolkata, Match 25
Date: 29th April 2021
Time: 07:30 PM IST
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
Match Officials: Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (IND), Yeshwant Barde (IND) and Anil Dandekar (IND), Referee: Prakash Bhatt (IND)
DEL vs KOL (Delhi vs Kolkata), Match 25 Preview
Match 25 of the Indian T20 League, 2021 has Delhi taking on Kolkata. The match will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad.
Delhi have played 6 matches in the series and will be looking to strengthen their hold of the top spot, while Kolkata have also played 6 matches in the series and they are currently ranked seventh on the points table.
Both teams last played against each other in the Match 42 of the Indian T20 League, 2020 where Kagiso Rabada scored the highest fantasy points for Delhi with 72 match fantasy points while Varun Chakravarthy topped the fantasy points leaderboard for Kolkata with 149 match fantasy points.
In the last match played by Delhi against Bengaluru, Bengaluru beat Delhi by 1 run. The top fantasy player for Delhi was Ishant Sharma who scored 51 fantasy points.
In their last match in this series against Punjab, Kolkata beat Punjab by 5 wickets. The top fantasy player for Kolkata was Eoin Morgan who scored 91 fantasy points.
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DEL vs KOL, Pitch Report and Conditions
The pitch at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 23 matches is 164 runs. The pitch at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad is a sporting one with decent assistance for both batters and bowlers on offer.
Pacers have been very successful at this venue. They have earned 67% of the total bowling fantasy points at this venue. We would suggest that you pick as many pace bowlers as possible in your team.
DEL vs KOL, Head to Head
In the 27 matches played between these 2 teams, Kolkata have won 14 matches and Delhi have won 11 matches. Batsmen of both teams have earned the most fantasy points for their respective teams so far.
DEL vs KOL Dream11 Prediction: Batters and Wicket-Keepers
With 265 runs in 6 matches, Dhawan has guaranteed fantasy points in almost every match barring just 1 which was the recent one against Bengaluru. He has so far scored 11, 43, 60, 135, 42 and 143 fantasy points in his 6 matches.
If we look at the run scoring pattern of Shikhar Dhawan, we find that against Kolkata he has scores of 6, 26, 97*, 16, 34 and 50 in his last 6 matches and thus has been blowing hot and cold which is very typical of Shikhar.
Having said that, this season he has given at least 40 fantasy points in 5 out of his 6 matches and thus has been more consistent which was absent in the previous seasons.
With 187 runs, Shaw has given decent returns in most of his matches this season as he is averaging 47 fantasy points in his 6 matches.
He might get his best game in this fixture as he is facing Kolkata against whom he has a great record. In his 4 matches against them he has scores of 66, 14, 99 and 62 and thus has given 70+ fantasy points in 3 out of these 4 matches.
Barring Varun Chakravarthy, none of the Kolkata bowlers have looked comfortable bowling inside the powerplay and thus a player like Shaw who usually does not take any time to get going and accelerates from the start can be benefited from the same and looking at his record against Kolkata, he might as well be the perfect Batsmen for this match.
Rahul Tripathi with 168 runs is the 2nd highest run getter for Kolkata this season. He has been a silent performer this season as he has given 64, 51, 13, 50, 17 and 80 fantasy points in his 6 matches.
With Shubhman Gill underperforming this season, Tripathi can get a chance to open and if that happens, Tripathi can give more returns as not only will he have more time to spend at the crease, but he also averages 30 as an opener in the Indian T20 league as opposed to 21 while batting at other positions.
DEL vs KOL Dream11 Prediction: Bowlers
With 12 wickets in 6 matches, Avesh has been a complete surprise package and despite not being a big name around has been more than consistent throughout this season and has scored 39, 91, 54, 29, 83 and 74 fantasy points respectively in his 6 matches.
In his only match against Kolkata in the Indian T20 league he had taken 2/29 (in 2018) and thus psychologically will be feeling very confident in this fixture.
He has been very effective against top order of the opposition and thus can bring his best game as Kolkata’s top order has been struggling to find form this season.
With a Fantasy Gully rating of 8.1 he is the 4th highest rated player for this fixture.
A bowler like Cummins can extract the best from this venue as he has pace and bounce in his bowling and Ahmedabad pitch does offer something for the Pacers as it was evident in the 1st two matches here as more wickets were taken by Pacers than Spinners.
In his last 10 T20 matches, he has taken 15 wickets with being wicketless in only 3 matches. In fact, in one of these 3 matches his bat did the talking (vs Chennai) as he scored 66* and thus he proved that he could provide some points with the bat as well if need be. He averages 58 fantasy points per match in these 10 matches.
In one of the matches against Delhi last season, he had taken 3/17 in his 4 overs and thus he is having a little psychological advantage, and this could bring the best out of him in this fixture.
Varun Chakravarthy has taken at least a wicket in each of his matches this season barring just the 1st match and thus has given guaranteed points in all the other matches. He has scored 39, 62, 31, 64, 31 and 4 fantasy points respectively in his 6 matches this season.
Last season, Varun played 2 matches against Delhi in those 2 matches he had taken 5/20 (his T20 career best figures) and 1/49 and thus will be looking to dominate again in this match as well.
DEL vs KOL Dream11 Prediction: All-Rounders
With 118 runs and 7 wickets, Russell has had a good start to his campaign this season as he has given a total of 375 fantasy points in his 6 matches (average of 62.5 per match)
Andre Russell has a great record against Delhi in the India T20 league, both with the bat and ball. In his 9 matches against them he has scored 227 runs at a strike rate of 196 and has taken 13 wickets with the ball which comes down to an average of 65+ fantasy points per match which is phenomenal.
A player like Russell can easily clear the long boundaries here at this venue and thus he can give massive boundary bonus once he gets going.
Narine did make an impact in his first match this season (34 points), and in the 2nd he was little ineffective (15 points). But then came back in the 3rd match and was at his best by picking up 2 wickets (2/22) against Punjab and thus scored 72 fantasy points in the last match.
He has done very well against Delhi in recent times as in his last 5 matches against them he has scored 98 runs and taken 4 wickets and thus gave an estimated average of 45+ fantasy points per match in these matches.
Also, in his 2 matches in the Indian T20 league at this venue, he had taken 2/22 and 2/28 and thus gave 50+ points in each of the matches and thus has a little advantage playing at this venue.
With Gill struggling to find form, Narine can be promoted to open and if that happens, Narine can give points with both bat and ball.
Patel started this season with 2 wickets in the match and thus gave 72 fantasy points and in the last match he did not get to bat but took a wicket with the ball and thus gave 29 fantasy points.
Given that this match is at Ahmedabad, which is his home ground he can be a perfect all-rounder for this match. In his 5 T20 matches played here, he has taken 5 wickets and scored 62 runs (at a strike rate of 182) and thus he has given an average of 40+ fantasy points per match which is more than decent.
DEL vs KOL Dream11 Prediction: Top Players of the Last Match
The Top Point Getters for Delhi are Shimron Hetmyer with 81 match fantasy points. Rishabh Pant with 76 match fantasy points and Ishant Sharma with 51 match fantasy points.
The Top Point Getters for Kolkata are Eoin Morgan with 91 match fantasy points. Prasidh Krishna with 91 match fantasy points and Sunil Narine with 72 match fantasy points.
DEL vs KOL Dream11 Prediction: Captain and Vice-Captain
Shikhar Dhawan has an average of 57 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9.05 and a high XFactor.
Andre Russell has an average of 56 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.65 and a medium XFactor.
Prithvi Shaw has an average of 33 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.51 and a high XFactor.
Avesh Khan has an average of 75 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.09 and a medium XFactor.
Sunil Narine has an average of 35 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.05 and a medium XFactor.
DEL vs KOL Dream11 Fantasy Team Suggestion
Wicket-Keeper: R. Pant
Batters: S. Dhawan, P. Shaw, R. Tripathi and N. Rana
All-Rounders: L. Yadav, A. Russell and S. Narine
Bowlers: A. Khan, P. Cummins and V. Chakravarthy
Captain: S. Dhawan
Vice-Captain: A. Russell