Sunday’s double header in the IPL sees Delhi Capitals host Royal Challengers Bangalore. It is followed by Kolkata Knight Riders taking on an in form Mumbai Indians.
DELHI CAPITALS VS ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE:
A series of wins in their last six games as seen Delhi Capitals strengthen their foothold in the points table. The side is currently third in the points table with a chance to go top atleast for a few hours if they beat RCB today.
But when DC’s results are analysed, only two of their wins have come home while all the rest have been away.
Meanwhile RCB have lost just one game since registering their first victory after losing their initial six games straight. The upturn of both RCB and RR’s form has thrown the table wide open, giving every team an equal opportunity to grab at the remaining playoff spot.
Delhi Capitals will be boosted by Rishabh Pant’s knock last time around, that saw him regain his lost form. Sandeep Lamichhane could once again come in for Morris with the pitch behaving on the slower side.
Moeen Ali’s exit has come at the wrong time for RCB, who happen to climbing up the charts. Colin de Grandhomme might come in for him. Meanwhile Washington Sundar might retain his place despite going for a plenty vs KXIP.
DC: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Ingram, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Sherfane Rutherford, Chris Morris/Sandeep Lamichhane, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma.
RCB: Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube/Akshdeep Nath, Marcus Stoinis, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee.
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS VS MUMBAI INDIANS:
Mumbai Indians are an inform side this season having beaten the table toppers CSK twice this season. KKR will have their task cut out as even one loss from here will send them home.
Form of Piyush Chawla and Sunil Narine boosts KKR’s chances with the pitch aiding spin in the later stages. There might be a case to bring back Kuldeep Yadav back into the setup.
MI on the other hand are high on confidence having beaten CSK in their own backyard. Rohit Sharma will return to his favourite ground having recorded many of his landmark knocks here.
Evin Lewis had a decent outing in the last game but might miss out today as MI might look to slot in an additional pacer.
KKR: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Shubhman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c, wk), Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Yarra Prithviraj, Prasidh Krishna.
MI: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Mitchell McClenaghan/Ben Cutting/Jason Behrendorff, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah.