KKR vs DC (Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals), Match 41 - Match Information
Match: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals, Match 41
Date: 28th September 2021
Time: 03:30 PM IST
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
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Kolkata Knight Riders will be up against the Delhi Capitals in the 41st match of the Indian T20 League, 2021. The match will be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.
Kolkata Knight Riders have played 10 matches in the series and they are currently ranked fourth on the points table, while Delhi Capitals have also played 10 matches in the series and they are currently ranked second on the points table.
In their previous encounter in this series, Prithvi Shaw was the Man of the Match and Pat Cummins scored the highest fantasy points for Kolkata Knight Riders with 105 match fantasy points while Prithvi Shaw topped the fantasy points leaderboard for Delhi Capitals with 117 match fantasy points.
In the last match played by Kolkata Knight Riders against Chennai Super Kings, Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 2 wickets. The top fantasy player for Kolkata Knight Riders was Sunil Narine who scored 97 fantasy points.
In their last match in this series against Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals beat Rajasthan Royals by 33 runs. The top fantasy player for Delhi Capitals was Anrich Nortje who scored 60 fantasy points.
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KKR vs DC, Pitch Report and Conditions
The pitch at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 40 matches is 164 runs. The pitch at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 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 68% of the total bowling fantasy points at this venue. We would suggest that you pick as many pace bowlers as possible in your team.
KKR vs DC, Head to Head
In the 28 matches played between these 2 teams, Kolkata Knight Riders have won 14 matches and Delhi Capitals have won 12 matches. Batsmen of both teams have earned the most fantasy points for their respective teams so far.
KKR vs DC Dream11 Prediction: Batters and Wicket-Keepers
He is the leading run getter with 430 runs and is giving points regularly.
In fact, in 8 out of his 10 matches this season he has scored at least 40 fantasy points which proves his consistency.
He also has produced great batting numbers against Kolkata in recent times having scored 175 runs in his last 4 innings against them.
He missed the 1st half of this season because of injury but that has certainly not affected his form as in the 2 matches so far he has scores of 43 & 47* and looks in great touch.
Talking about his record against Kolkata, he has a batting average of 43 against them and a SR of 157 (425 runs in 12 matches) which is just stagerring.
Tripathi has scores of 45, 74*, 19, 41 & 36 in his last 5 batting innings this season.
He is now the leading run getter for Kolkata this season with 306 runs.
Among the top 10 run getters this season, only Prithvi Shaw (SR of 160) has scored runs at a better pace than Rahul Tripathi (SR of 144) and thus there is a benefit of getting bonus points in the form of boundaries.
KKR vs DC Dream11 Prediction: Bowlers
With back to back 2-fers (2/18 & 2/12), Nortje is certainly a bowler to watch out for in this fixture.
He also has a great record against Kolkata in the Indian T20 league having produced bowling figures of 2/27 & 3/33 in his 2 matches against them.
In the last 2 matches, Rabada has taken 4 wickets.
With the 2nd half now being hosted in the U.A.E., Rabada must be feeling much more confident as he was the leading wicket taker here in the last season having taken 30 wickets in just 17 matches.
Not only is Varun chipping with wickets on regular intervals, but also bowling with a cheap economy and thus fantasy points for economy are also a bonus for him.
With 6 wickets in 3 matches against Delhi, Varun has a great record against them in the Indian T20 league.
As context, among all spinners only Rashid Khan (32) and Yuzvendra Chahal (30) have more wickets since 2020 in the Indian T20 league than Varun Chakravarthy (28).
KKR vs DC Dream11 Prediction: All-Rounders
With scores of 18, 53 & 41* Venkatesh Iyer looks promising.
In the first 2 matches he did not get to bowl but he did in the last match and thus, there is a scope of getting extra points apart from batting runs as he does chip in with a wicket or two in odd matches.
He has a stellar record against Delhi in the Indian T20 league having scored 272 runs (at a SR of 190) and 13 wickets in 10 matches which accounts to 60+ fantasy points per match.
This season, he is yet to fire with the bat but with the ball he has been impressive having taken 11 wickets.
Having said that, this match is at Sharjah where Russell can clear the boundaries with ease.
Axar Patel has taken at least a wicket in each of his 6 matches this season (total 9 wickets taken) and thus has given guaranteed fantasy points.
He is yet to score runs with the bat but that is because he does not get enough deliveries to face, having said that he is a pinch hitter and if opportunity does come he can be more than handy with the bat and his quickfire cameos can fetch extra points.
KKR vs DC Dream11 Prediction: Top Players of the Last Match
The Top Point Getters for Kolkata Knight Riders are Sunil Narine with 97 match fantasy points. Rahul Tripathi with 71 match fantasy points and Andre Russell with 55 match fantasy points.
The Top Point Getters for Delhi Capitals are Anrich Nortje with 60 match fantasy points. Shreyas Iyer with 58 match fantasy points and Rishabh Pant with 58 match fantasy points.
KKR vs DC Dream11 Prediction: Captain and Vice-Captain
Shikhar Dhawan has an average of 66 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9.4 and a medium XFactor.
Anrich Nortje has an average of 49 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.9 and a low XFactor.
Shreyas Iyer has an average of 39 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.9 and a medium XFactor.
Venkatesh Iyer has an average of 68 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.8 and a low XFactor.
Andre Russell has an average of 54 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.5 and a medium XFactor.
KKR vs DC Dream11 Fantasy Team Suggestion
Wicket-Keeper: R. Pant
Batters: P. Shaw, R. Tripathi, S. Dhawan, S. Iyer and V. Iyer
All-Rounder: A. Russell
Bowlers: A. Nortje, K. Rabada, L. Ferguson and V. Chakravarthy
Captain: S. Dhawan
Vice-Captain: A. Nortje