Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is now preparing to face the Delhi Capitals (DC) in the 25th match of the IPL 2021 which will be played this Thursday, April 29 at Narendra Modi Stadium (Motera, Ahmedabad).
KKR gained 4 points after their first six matches of this 2021 IPL. While they beat SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Punjab Kings (PBKS), they lost to Mumbai Indians (MI), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB ), Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR).
IPL 2021, Match 25: DC vs KKR – Game XI planned by KKR
Opening beater Nitish Rana started this IPL season on a strong note, marking two consecutive half-centuries. But since then he has failed to hit the 25-point mark in the last four innings. However, he is still the top points scorer for KKR in this 2021 IPL having scored 186 points in six innings. The KKR hitter is very dependent on him.
Rahul Tripathi is now outperforming third in the KKR batting order. But with Shubman Gill struggling as an opener, KKR could send Rahul Tripathi for the first place at bat of the upcoming game, who has already scored 168 points in six innings of this 2021 IPL.
Shubman Gill is currently battling and he is in danger of losing his spot on the KKR side. In addition to scoring 33 points against the Mumbai Indians and 21 points against RCB, Gill failed to score 20 points in the other four rounds of this 2021 IPL.
Eoin Morgan (C)
Captain KKR Eoin Morgan ultimately brought his good batting performance as his 47 steps on 40 balls against PBKS in their last game not only helped them fight from 17/3, but his innings also ensured a crucial victory for his team as he also won the player. of the Match award. Morgan is a very important man on this team.
Dinesh Karthik (week)
Dinesh Karthik has mainly used the limited opportunities of this 2021 IPL. In addition to successfully finishing the last game against PBKS scoring 12 points, his other strong performances this season are 22 steps on 9 balls in their season opener against SRH and 40 off 24 balls against CSK.
Caribbean cricketer Andre Russell played two strong hits with the bat at the start of this 2021 IPL – 31 out of 20 balls against RCB and an astonishing 54 out of 22 balls against CSK. Earlier in this season, Russell also won a fifer as he has already taken 7 wickets in five rounds of this tournament.
Australian cricketer Pat Cummins has won 6 wickets in six games of this 2021 IPL. Regarding his memorable performance in the half-period of this 2021 IPL, it was his stick against CSK as his 66 not out of 34 balls have almost stunned the world of cricket.
Caribbean cricketer Sunil Narine has won 3 wickets in three games of this 2021 IPL. Although he has mostly bowled in this IPL season, he had bowling numbers of 4-0-22-2 in their last game win against PBKS.
Varun Chakravarthy is slowly coming back to form as he started to play consistently which has pocketed 7 wickets in six games of this 2021 IPL. He can surely play a major role in this bowling lineup.
Prasidh Krishna has collected 8 wickets in six matches of this 2021 IPL. In the last game against PBKS, he played a major role in his team’s crucial victory with bowling numbers of 4-0-30-3. Certainly, this performance will give him great confidence and his team.
Shivam Mavi has taken 2 wickets in two games of this 2021 IPL, but most importantly, his 2021 IPL save rate is only 4.00. His controlled bowling performance creates early pressure in opposition hitters, which creates an opportunity for other KKR bowlers.