Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are now getting ready to face Delhi Capitals (DC) in the 25th match of the IPL 2021 which will be played this Thursday (29th April) night at Narendra Modi Stadium (Motera, Ahmedabad).
KKR have earned 4 points after their first six matches of this IPL 2021. While they beat SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Punjab Kings (PBKS), they lost against Mumbai Indians (MI), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR).
IPL 2021, Match 25: DC vs KKR – KKR Predicted Playing XI
Opening batsman Nitish Rana started this IPL season in a strong way by scoring two consecutive half-centuries. But since then, he has failed to reach the 25-run mark in the last four innings. However, he is still the leading run-scorer for KKR in this IPL 2021 as he has scored 186 runs in six innings. KKR batting is hugely dependent on him.
Rahul Tripathi is now performing better in the third position in the KKR batting order. But while Shubman Gill is struggling as an opener, KKR may send Rahul Tripathi for the opening batting position in the upcoming match, who has already scored 168 runs in six innings of this IPL 2021.
Shubman Gill is currently struggling with the bat and he is in danger to lose his position on the KKR side. Apart from scoring 33 runs against Mumbai Indians and 21 runs against RCB, Gill has failed to score 20 runs in the other four innings in this IPL 2021.
Eoin Morgan (C)
KKR captain Eoin Morgan has finally brought his good batting performance as his 47 not out off 40 balls against PBKS in their last game not only helped them to fight back from 17/3, but his innings also secured a crucial win for his team as he also won the Player of the Match award. Morgan is a very crucial man of this team.
Dinesh Karthik (wk)
Dinesh Karthik has mostly utilised the limited opportunities in this IPL 2021. Apart from successfully finishing the last game against PBKS by scoring 12 not out, his other strong performances in this season are 22 not out off 9 balls in their season opener against SRH and 40 off 24 balls against CSK.
Caribbean cricketer Andre Russell has played two strong knocks with the bat in the early moment of this IPL 2021 which are 31 off 20 balls against RCB and an astonishing 54 off 22 balls against CSK. Earlier, in this season, Russell also picked up a fifer as he has already taken 7 wickets in five innings of this tournament.
Australian cricketer Pat Cummins has taken 6 wickets in six games of this IPL 2021. Taking about his memorable performance in the half period of this IPL 2021, it was his batting against CSK as his 66 not out off 34 balls almost stunned the cricket world.
Caribbean cricketer Sunil Narine has taken 3 wickets in three games of this IPL 2021. While he has mostly bowled in control in this IPL season, he had bowling figures of 4-0-22-2 in their last match win against PBKS.
Varun Chakravarthy is now slowly returning to the form as he has started to perform consistently who has bagged 7 wickets in six matches of this IPL 2021. He can surely play a major role in this bowling line-up.
Prasidh Krishna has collected 8 wickets in six matches of this IPL 2021. In the last game against PBKS, he played a major role in his team’s crucial win as he had bowling figures of 4-0-30-3. Surely, this performance will give huge confidence to him and his team.
Shivam Mavi has taken 2 wickets in two games of this IPL 2021, but most importantly his IPL 2021 economy rate is just 4.00. His controlled bowling performance is creating early pressure in the opposition batting, which is creating the opportunity for the other KKR bowlers.