Delhi Capitals look to redeem themselves after two losses
- Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy key for Kolkata
- Can Delhi Capitals’ batting fire?
The odds are even at 1.89 as Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders go head to head in the IPL onn Sunday in the afternoon fixture. The day game should bring Kolkata Knight Riders’ spinners into play and it could prove to be the difference between the sides.
Delhi Capitals have suffered two losses in three games and haven’t looked at their best in the first two games. They have odds of 1.89 to win the game, same as KKR, but will need their batting line-up to fire on all cylinders for that to happen. Luckily for them, they are full strength with the big names returning to the setup.
Overall record favours KKR, but otherwise a close contest expected
Like the odds, the matchup between these sides could be interesting with both teams having fared evenly over the years. In 30 matches between these sides, Kolkata Knight Riders have won 16 and Delhi Capitals have won 13 matches. The recent record is also fairly even with three wins for KKR and two for DC in the last two years.
Kolkata Knight Riders have a strong bowling attack that could trouble Delhi’s underperforming batters and they are favourites to win this one.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
This game could be decided by the contest between Delhi Capitals’ batters and Kolkata’s bowlers. In an afternoon game, with the sun beating down, the KKR spinners will be quite a huge factor and those eight overs might swing this contest.
Keep an eye on…
Sunil Narine: The KKR spinner has been exceptional with the ball so far this season and against a Delhi line-up that hasn’t quite stepped up, Narine could be a massive factor in deciding this contest.
Rishabh Pant: Rishabh Pant has one of the lowest strike-rates against spin in this season of the IPL and the Delhi Capitals skipper hasn’t quite found the mojo of his past in the IPL. If Pant cannot find his feet against the KKR spinners, DC will likely struggle through this game.
TIP: Sunil Narine has been in good form, but is yet to take that big haul, which could arrive this game. Back Sunil Narine at 4.37 to be best match bowler for KKR!