Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, KKR Playing 11 vs DC (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. The Shreyas Iyer-led team Kolkata Knight Riders showed prominence in the opening few games but suddenly has lost momentum and now found themselves in a hollow space with 3 wins and 5 losses from 8 games.
Kolkata Knight Riders are struggling to find a perfect combination even after 8 games. The likes of Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, and Varun Chakravarthy have been total failures, and this is hitting Knight Riders hard.
KKR made a tough call of benching Pat Cummins in the last game. It was a gamble, but it definitely paid dividends with Tim Southee making the most of the opportunity. With the likes of Venkatesh Iyer, Varun Chakravarthy, and Nitish Rana too facing the heat, KKR needs to make some tough calls.
Varun Chakravarthy’s space in the eleven is definitely under the scanner. Aman Khan, Anukul Roy, or Harshit Rana could come in for the mystery spinner who has been totally out of sorts this season.
Kolkata Knight Riders batters have not been able to perform consistently with skipper Shreyas Iyer (248 runs) and Andre Russell (227 runs) being the top run-scorers. Nitish Rana and Ventakesh Iyer have made very less effect barring a solitary fifty. Aaron Finch and Sheldon Jackson might be included at the expense of Sam Billings and Rinku Singh in this match.
Sunil Narine has an impressive economy of 5.37 runs per over. Tim Southee has been excellent in limited opportunities picking up 8 wickets in just 3 matches. Andre Russell is taking vital wickets in death but is giving away runs at over 10 runs per over. Umesh Yadav, KKR’s leading wicket-taker this season seems to have lost a bit of rhythm from the excellent season start while Varun Chakravarthy is having a disastrous season.
Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, KKR Playing 11 vs DC (Predicted), IPL 2022, Match 41, DC vs KKR
Kolkata Knight Riders signed Aaron Finch as a replacement for England batter Alex Hales for the IPL 2022. Aaron Finch is Australia’s maiden ICC T20 World Cup-winning captain in 2021. Aaron Finch, who has played more than 80 IPL games and has over 2000 IPL runs, joined KKR at the price of INR 1.5 crore.
When it comes to IPL, Aaron Finch is no stranger having played for eight other franchises since his IPL debut in 2010. He debuted for KKR against Hyderabad but scored only 7 runs. He though scored 58 in 28 balls against Rajasthan in a losing cause. He has scored 65 runs so far in 2 innings. He missed the match against Gujarat for an injury but is likely to return against Delhi Capitals.