Delhi Capitals aim to attack with pace
Kolkata Knight Riders come off the back of a spectacular UAE leg where they utilised their resources to the fullest to beat teams. In the eliminator, they had Royal Challengers Bangalore grappling with their spin attack and they will aim to apply the same choke on Delhi. Their odds to win the game and go through to the finals stand at 1.86.
Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, have been the best team of the entire season and have a good all-round team with excellent batters and a terrific pace and spin attack. With the slow Sharjah deck coming into play, Delhi will be wary of KKR’s spin trio. Delhi have odds of 1.92 to win this game.
Overall and recent record even
Overall, KKR have managed to win 15 matches against Delhi compared to Delhi’s 13. But in recent times, the record is in favour of Delhi. In the last three seasons, Delhi have won four of the six matches against KKR. The pace attack and KKR’s weakness against it has been a major reason for the slump in form.
RECOMMENDED BET: Kolkata Knight Riders have a strong trio and the pitch at Sharjah will be to their liking. Back Kolkata at 1.86 to beat Delhi!
When these sides met earlier this season KKR triumphed at the very same venue with their spinners containing DC impressively.
Keep an eye on…
Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine: The mystery spin duo have been a huge part of KKR’s success this season. With batters unable to line up against them, Delhi will find it tough to attack.
Axar Patel: An underrated part of Delhi’s attack, Axar can squeeze the scoring rate and also attack the right-handers in the KKR side. As much as Kolkata have a strong spin attack, Delhi’s own spinners have been excellent.
TIP: Prithvi Shaw likes to attack early in the innings and has odds of 5.20 to be Delhi’s top batter.