IPL 2020: DC vs KKR Preview – Two explosive batting units meet at Sharjah

Shreyas Iyer’s Delhi Capitals and Dinesh Karthik’s Kolkata Knight Riders will take on each other at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Match 16 of IPL 2020. Both the teams have 2 wins to their name in the 3 matches. Delhi Capitals lost their first match after a clinical performance by SRH who defeated them by 15 runs. KKR are coming after a dominating performance against Rajasthan Royals, defeating them by 37 runs.

Delhi needs to introspect a bit after their defeat. They put up a dismal performance with the bat against SRH. They would be hoping for their batsmen to start taking up more responsibility in chases. KKR opener Shubhman Gill impressed with the bat at the top, with Morgan coming good at the death overs. Their bowling also did well, with youngsters Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkotti performing when it mattered.

Match Info:

Match 16- DC vs KKR

Venue- Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Time – 7:30 PM IST

Head To Head:

Stat Attack:

Pat Cummins is 1 wicket away from completing 100 wickets in T20s.

Rabada’s current economy of 6.25 is the best by a fast bowler in IPL 2020.

Andre Russell has dismissed Shreyas Iyer five times in 48 balls.

Team News:

Delhi Capitals:

Star-bowler Ravichandran Ashwin is likely to play this game. Amit Mishra will retain his place if the off-spinner is unfit. Their bowling has anyways not disappointed, with both the spinners and pacers doing well. However, Shreyas Iyer was fined 12 lakh for slow over-rate in the previous match, so that is something DC would have to take care of, going ahead in the tournament.

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Kolkata are unlikely to tinker around much with the winning combination. However, Sunil Narine hasn’t performed well with the bat, so they could consider bringing in someone like Rahul Tripathi or Nitish Rana at the top with the in-form Shubhman Gill. Kuldeep Yadav hasn’t been used much by Karthik, so they could consider benching him as well.

Probable XI: