Delhi Capitals (DC) will now play their sixth match of this IPL 2021 against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Narendra Modi Stadium (Motera, Ahmedabad) this Thursday (29th April) night.
Delhi Capitals have already earned 8 points this season. While they lost against Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), they beat Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Punjab Kings (PBKS), Mumbai Indians (MI) and SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH; in Super Over).
IPL 2021, Match 25: DC vs KKR – DC Predicted Playing XI
Opener Shikhar Dhawan is in outstanding form with the bat as he has scored 265 runs in six innings of this IPL 2021. He has already hit two big half-centuries in this season as he has mostly provided strong starts for the Delhi Capitals.
Another opener Prithvi Shaw is also in strong form with the bat as he has scored 187 runs in six innings of this IPL 2021, where he has scored two half-centuries. Along with his senior opening partner Shikhar Dhawan, Shaw has provided some strong starts for this team.
Australian cricketer Steven Smith recently played two crucial innings for Delhi Capitals in this IPL 2021. After scoring 33 against Mumbai Indians, Smith also scored 34 not out against SRH. Now, he has to play big innings for this team.
Rishabh Pant (C/wk)
Delhi Capitals’ captain Rishabh Pant is bringing his strong performances when his team in hard situations. He has already scored 183 runs in six innings of this IPL 2021. He has already scored two fifties in this IPL season, both in the most critical periods of the game.
Caribbean cricketer Shimron Hetmyer shined in the last game when Delhi Capitals were struggling against RCB. Chasing down the 172 runs target, Hetmyer came to bat when DC were struggling on 92/4 in 12.4 overs. He not only put the 78 runs partnership for the unbroken fifth wicket, but he also scored 53 not out off 25 balls (2 fours and 4 sixes) but his team ultimately lost that game by just one run.
All-rounder Axar Patel has impressed in his first two matches of this IPL 2021. He has picked up 3 wickets in two games of this tournament. Moreover, while Delhi Capitals are now playing at Ahmedabad, the local boy is sharing his experience at this venue.
The second most IPL wicket-taker Amit Mishra has picked up 6 wickets in four matches of this IPL 2021. He won the Player of the Match award during the match against defending champions Mumbai Indians where he had bowling figures of 4-0-24-4.
England cricketer Chris Woakes has started this IPL 2021 in an impressive way as he has picked up 5 wickets in three games of this tournament. He was recently given some rest, and now he can return to the side in a fresh way to continue his journey in this IPL season.
The IPL 2020 Purple Cap winner, South African pacer Kagiso Rabada has taken 5 wickets in five matches of this IPL 2021. Delhi Capitals is expecting better performance from him in this IPL season.
Avesh Khan has hugely impressed in the initial period of this IPL 2021 as he has picked up 12 wickets in six matches of this tournament. The youngster is very consistent in this IPL season and taking the major responsibility on his shoulder.
The tall right-arm pacer Ishant Sharma played the last game, which was his first match of this IPL 2021. In that game against RCB, he had bowling figures of 4-1-26-1. The experienced pacer is ready to make the DC bowling line-up stronger for this season.