IPL Fantasy Cricket: DC v KKR Preview


Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders have a similar record going into the match #16 of the Indian Premier League. Only net run-rate separates the two sides that have won two of their first three matches of the season. With the points table ever so closely stacked up together, a win here will be worth more than the two points on offer.

Both teams will be confident of their bowling – as both their wins have come on the back of their bowling. Keep an eye on that, as you prepare your fantasy teams. That said, there are enough batsmen around to make it to your side.

Delhi Capitals Preview

The Capitals have lost their previous match after starting with two wins. That aside, the Capitals have won their last three matches against the Knight Riders. All will depend on how well the Capitals’ batsmen maximise the ground conditions.

Shreyas Iyer will be crucial, but hitters like Shimron Hetmyer and Rishabh Pant could be good picks. As for the bowlers, Kagiso Rabada with his successful campaign so far is a good catch. Axar Patel’s economical spells give a good reason to select him. Especially if you want to balance your selections.

Kolkata Knight Riders Preview

Kolkata have problems of their own, especially with their batting order. Sunil Narine’s selection as an opener may have lasted its course. His partner, though, is enjoying great success and Shubman Gill can be a good pick. Eoin Morgan’s calmness in the middle-order is another treat.

Andre Russell’s extreme hitting ability could be an asset on this ground. Despite his recent troubles, you can pick him as a trump card. With the ball, though, there are quite a few options. Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Pat Cummins have been impressive. The biggest surprise, however, has been Varun Chakravarthy. The mysterious spinned could be a great choice. 

Fantasy Players to Watch

Shubman Gill has been a picture of consistency for the Knight Riders. His calmness at the crease is a positive for your team’s scores.

Varun Chakravarthy has surprised many with his ability to keep it tight. The mystery spinner could be crucial on this wicket.

Kagiso Rabada has been in cracking form the Delhi Capitals and taking wickets in doubles. He could be a good pick for your side.

Predicted XIs

Delhi Capitals: 1 Prithvi Shaw 2 Shikhar Dhawan 3 Shreyas Iyer (C) 4 Rishabh Pant (WK) 5 Marcus Stoinis 6 Shimron Hetmyer 7 Axar Patel 8 Kagiso Rabada 9 Anrich Nortje 10 Ishant Sharma 11 Amit Mishra

Kolkata Knight Riders: 1 Shubman Gill 2 Sunil Narine 3 Dinesh Karthik (C & WK) 4 Nitish Rana 5 Eoin Morgan 6 Andre Russell 7 Pat Cummins 8 Kamlesh Nagarkoti 9 Kuldeep Yadav 10 Shivam Mavi 11 Varun Chakravarthy

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