The IPL 2020 season, the 13th edition of the cash-rich cricket league has its 42nd match on 24th October when Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Delhi Capitals at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR suffered a horrible defeat against RCB last Wednesday as the batting order completely gave up with scoring just 84 runs at the end of 20 overs, with only Eoin Morgan touching a score of 30. The bowling squad had no chance of defending such a short total, although the in-form Lockie Ferguson impressed with a wicket and a 4.25 economy rate.
Full Squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shubman Gill, Siddhesh Lad, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarti, Tom Banton (wk), Rahul Tripathi, Chris Green, Nikhil Naik (wk), Pravin Tambe, M Siddharth.
DC were caught by surprise against KXIP with a 5-wicket win on Tuesday. The main contributor of their 164 total was Shikhar Dhawan’s mesmerising 61-ball-106, his second straight century in the current tournament. Rabada picked two wickets in defending, while Axar Patel and Ashwin secured one each.
Full Squad: Shreyas Iyer (c), Ravichandran Ashwin, Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Sams, Lalit Yadav, Keemo Paul, Alex Carey (wk), Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Tushar Deshpande, Anrich Nortje.
Waging odds: Kolkata Knight Riders (2.10) vs Delhi Capitals (1.66)
Kolkata Knight Riders are the underdogs and are priced at 2.10, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹210.
Delhi Capitals are the waging favourites and are priced at 1.66, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹166.
In their previous faceoff in the ongoing IPL, DC won by 18 runs. They are still leading the points table and will aim to amend their previous loss and having Dhawan in-form is a huge plus point for them. On the other hand, a complete performance overhaul of the struggling batting squad is the need of the hour for KKR to stand a chance against the superb bowling squad of DC.
It will be a victory for Delhi Capitals.