Delhi Capitals (DC) have won the toss against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in match 25 of IPL 2021 and elected to bowl first in Ahmedabad. The 25th game of IPL 2021 is all set to begin in a while between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Narendra Modi Stadium. While Delhi Capitals are coming off a super over loss to RCB, KKR have won their last game against Punjab Kings (PBKS).
Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, are comfortably settled in the points table with 4 wins in the 6 games. KKR are suffering in the IPL with only a couple of wins in the 6 games that they have played so far. While DC are on the third spot in the points table, KKR are on the 5th spot in the points table of IPL 2021.
IPL 2021, Match 25: Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)- Toss Report
Delhi Capitals (DC) have won the toss against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in match 25 of IPL 2021 and elected to bowl first in Ahmedabad. As far as the teams are concerned, Shimron Hetmeyer proved a point in the last game with a quickfire half-century and he is likely to retain his place in the playing XI.
Shivam Mavi has bowled at good lengths in the last couple of games and once again, he will likely make it into the playing XI. The batting order of Sunil Narine and Andre Russell will once again be debatable and Shubman Gill’s form will also be a matter of concern for the Kolkata-based franchise.
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan(c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w), Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
Dew Could Play An Important Role
Dew will once again play a very crucial role at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. In the first game of IPL 2021 at this venue between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders, the dew had set in quite early in the first innings itself, and hence, winning the toss and fielding first could be a great option.
In the last game at this venue between Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore, the sandstorm at mid-innings played a crucial role in negating the dew factor.