In their last match, KKR got the better of Mumbai by a comprehensive margin of five wickets. Bowling first, they restricted MI to 161 despite Rohit Sharma’s team only losing four wickets. Pat Cummins then absolutely hammered the daylight out of the Mumbai bowlers en route to equalling the fastest fifty by a player in the IPL. They eventually cruised to victory.
DC had a disappointing encounter against LSG. Despite Prithvi Shaw’s 61 off 34, they could only post 149 for 3 on the board. Lucknow chased down the target without much trouble as Quinton de Kock hammered 80 in only 52 balls.
Venkatesh Iyer got among the runs for Kolkata in the previous game. However, the form of Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Sam Billings and Nitish Rana is a worry. The bowling is looking extremely strong with Umesh Yadav, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine and Varun Chakaravarthy.
KKR predicted XI: Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Sam Billings (wk), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Umesh Yadav, Rasikh Salam, Varun Chakaravarthy
DC would hope David Warner can find his form soon as he looked rusty on comeback. Rovman Powell and skipper Rishabh Pant also need runs. In the bowling, a lot of eyes will be on Anrich Nortje, who looked completely out of sorts on return from injury.
DC predicted XI: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Rovman Powell, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Anrich Nortje
Top fantasy pclash: icks for KKR vs DC clash: Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Umesh Yadav, Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Kuldeep Yadav
--Renin Wilben Albert