It is always a great battle between these two franchises and there is always been history since they have started to play. The Capitals will be facing the in-form Kolkata Knight Riders, who has the momentum on their side by winning their previous two matches. On the other hand, Delhi Capitals will be keen to bring back their momentum after losing the game against the Hyderabad and to put up two points to their side. Delhi has been certainly a team who is impressive in this tournament so far.
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Comeback calling 🤞🏻
Past humdingers 😍
Big-hitting venue 🏟️
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) October 3, 2020
Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals both will be looking to reach the summit of the table with the help of a victory at Sharjah. The teams have scored over 200 in the games played here. With the loss against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the magnitude of the issues regarding their middle order will increase for the captain. Shimron Hetmeyer is unable to hit the form and has struggled for consistency. The onus will be on him on Saturday when both the sides lock their horns.
Here is the list of top 3 picks from the Delhi Capital’s who could outperform the inform Kolkata.
#1) Kagiso Rabada
Delhi certainly has one of the best pace attacks in this tournament with this South African leading the pack. With Ishant Sharma coming into the mix KKR’s openers might grapple to face the raw pace attack posed by the Capital’s. Kagiso Rabada has been successful in this tournament by hitting those test match lengths and is a tough contender for the purple cap this year. By far he has 7 wickets in hand and is desperate to take back the purple cap from Shami who just surpassed him in the last game.
Sharjah has been batsman-friendly and this game might not be a different one. But Kagiso Rabada has stopped the runs in stupendous batting surfaces too. Can we a score less than 200 at Sharjah?
#2) Shreyas Iyer
The captain of Delhi will be rearing to go in this match since he is yet to score big in this tournament. With consecutive matches being scored above 200, Sharjah has been a graveyard for bowlers and this Delhi boy will be keen to make the most of it. With the KKR spinners slightly scuffling in this tournament, Iyer would love to up the run rate in the middle over’s. With responsibility on his shoulders and the potential to play a match-winning innings he is definitely one of the top picks for DC.
Being one of the top three picks for Delhi side, the player have to shine if they are to outshine their opposition. Can Shreyas Iyer take-on the likes of Pat Cummins and Kuldeep?
#3) Rishabh Pant
We could see Rishabh Pant learning from his past mistakes and playing more responsibly in this year’s IPL. This wicket-keeper batsman has got good starts but not able to convert it into big ones yet in the tournament. With the ground having shorter boundaries on all sides, there is much probability of this helping the power-packed Indian. The range of shots he has like the scoops and the reverse sweeps could prove to be lethal on this ground and with the potential of finishing the games, he surely takes one of the spots in this list.