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The 35th match of IPL 2021 will see Kolkata Knight Riders lock horns with Delhi Capitals at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on 08th May.

The match between the two is scheduled to start at 03:30 PM IST, and the Star Sports network will broadcast it on TV. The live streaming of the game will also be available on Disney+ Hotstar VIP and Jio TV app.

Preview: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals, 35th IPL Match

After failing to post a victory in their previous IPL match in Ahmedabad, Kolkata Knight Riders is all set to take on Delhi Capitals on Saturday. For Kolkata, Nitish Rana is the highest run-getter to date, with 201 runs at a strike rate of 122.56 in 7 matches. Also, Rahul Tripathi has aggregated 187 runs at a strike rate of 135.50 for his side. KKR’s all-rounder unit comprises the likes of Sunil Narine and Andre Russell. While Andre Russell has scored 163 runs and accounted for 7 scalps, Sunil Narine has failed to make an impact with the bat as he has scored just 10 runs till now. Speaking of their bowling unit, Pat Cummins has fared decently as he has accounted for 9 scalps, with Prasidh Krishna taking 8 wickets at an economy rate of 9.16.

Their opposition, Delhi Capitals has been one of the most successful teams in the 14th edition of the IPL. Of the eight matches they’ve played so far, the Capitals have managed to post a victory in 6 games. For Delhi, Shikhar Dhawan has been the highest run-getter with 380 runs to this name. Also, Prithvi Shaw is the top prospect for DC as he has posted 308 runs at a phenomenal strike rate of 166.48. Although Delhi’s all-rounder unit has not been able to contribute much with the bat, they seem to have fared decently with the ball. As for their bowling lineup, Avesh Khan has scalped 14 wickets at a decent economy rate of 7.70, with Kagiso Rabada taking 8 scalps for his side.

Pitch Report

The pitch at the venue here tends to assist the batsmen, but it will also offer some purchase for the bowlers. Considering the stats of the recent games, chasing will be a good option here.

Weather Report

The conditions at the Narendra Modi Stadium will be Sunny with the temperature looming around the 40 degrees Celsius mark on Saturday. The humidity will be on the lower side with no chances of a downpour.

Average First Innings Score

The average first innings score at the venue here is 157 (last 4 IPL 2021 matches here).

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals Probable XI

Kolkata Knight Riders Probable XI

Nitish Rana, Shubham Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna

Kolkata Knight Riders Complete Squad

Eoin Morgan, Ben Cutting, Harbhajan Singh, Dinesh Karthik, Shakib al Hasan, Karun Nair, Sheldon Jackson, Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Tim Seifert, Pawan Negi, Venkatesh Iyer, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakravarthy

Delhi Capitals Probable XI

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steve Smith, Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Ishant Sharma

Delhi Capitals Complete Squad

Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Pravin Dubey, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, R Ashwin, Lalit Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Daniel Sams, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, M Siddharth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala

Wicketkeeper: Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik

Batsmen: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Nitish Rana, Shubham Gill

All-rounders: Marcus Stoinis, Andre Russell

Bowlers: Avesh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Pat Cummins

Man of the Match Prediction

Delhi’s Shikhar Dhawan is in great form and could be the man of the match in the upcoming game.

Winner Prediction

The upcoming IPL game will be played between a team that’s currently leading the IPL points table and the other that’s sitting in the bottom half. Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders met in an IPL 2021 game on 29th April, where the Capitals won the game by 7 wickets. Speaking of their last two matches in IPL 2020, both the Capitals and the Riders were able to post a victory in one game each. With firepower in their batting and bowling lineup, one would back Delhi Capitals to win the upcoming game in Ahmedabad.

Our Predictions

  • Who will win the toss? Delhi Capitals
  • Who will win? Delhi Capitals
  • Top Batsman (Runs scored): Shikhar Dhawan
  • Top Bowler (Wickets taken): Avesh Khan
  • Most Sixes: Prithvi Shaw
  • Man of the Match: Shikhar Dhawan
  • Team Scores Batting first: Under 170 Kolkata Knight Riders

Last Updated on May 4, 2021

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