Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, DC Playing 11 vs KKR (Predicted), IPL 2022, Match 41, DC vs KKR. Delhi Capitals, placed 7th in IPL 2022 points table can consider themselves unlucky in the last game against Rajasthan Royals when they missed crossing the line with a whisker.
They will now take on one of their former skipper Shreyas Iyer’s Kolkata Knight Riders, placed 8th in match no 41 of Tata IPL 2022 on 28th April at 7:30 pm. Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai will be hosting this match.
Both teams will be looking for a win desperately as they want to get into the playoffs before things get out of their hands. Delhi with 3 wins and 4 losses from 7 games is placed 7th but has the best net run rate this season compared to any other team. This is definitely an advantage for the Delhi Capitals but they would want some more winnings against their name.
Delhi Capitals’ bowling took a toll against Rajasthan Royals as RR batters Jos Buttler (116), Devdutt Padikkal(54), and skipper Sanju Samson(46*) made a mockery of DC’s bowling attack. The Capitals are definitely missing the services of their express Proteas pacer Anrich Nortje who still isn’t 100% fit. The Indian bowling contingent of DC isn’t an experienced one but they have to put up a better show against KKR if they want to progress to the playoffs.
Having been found positive for COVID-19, Delhi Capitals’ Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh and New Zealand’s keeper batter Tim Seifert are still unavailable for this match.
Lalit Yadav is a handy off-spinner but he isn’t handy with the bat at the lower order when the batters have to go berserk. His inability to hit the long ball might force Delhi Capitals team management to look beyond him and bring someone like Ripal Patel who is a brilliant striker of the cricket ball and a handy medium-pacer too. Also, Delhi Capitals might try someone like Yash Dhull or Kona Srikar Bharat in place of Sarfaraz Khan.
Delhi Capitals have been too reliant on their openers David Warner (219 runs, 3 fifties) and Prithvi Shaw (254 runs, 2 fifties) in their batting. Rishabh Pant has played some good cameos but is yet to make a fifty so far. Rovman Powell will be needed to play a big role in the middle order alongside all-rounders Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, and Shardul Thakur.
Kuldeep Yadav (13 wickets) and Khaleel Ahmed (11 wickets) have been Delhi’s main wicket-takers this season so far. Axar Patel, Mustafizur Rahman, and Lalit Yadav have chipped in with wickets and have kept the batters silent with economy rates under 8 per over. Shardul Thakur has been going at an economy rate of 9.6 runs per over and will be looking to make a comeback with the ball in this match.
Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, DC Playing 11 vs KKR (Predicted), IPL 2022, Match 41, DC vs KKR
Prithvi Shaw will open for the Delhi Capitals team in the next match of IPL 2022. The right-handed batsman will aim to come up with a good knock in the next game.
He has amassed 254 runs in 7 IPL 2022 games averaging 36.29 at an impressive strike rate of 164.93. He is Delhi Capitals’ leading run-getter so far this season and has already hit 2 fifties with a best of 61.