KKR vs DC: Match Preview – IPL 2021 Match 41

Eoin Morgan and Rishabh Pant

KKR vs DC: Match Preview – IPL 2021 Match 41. Kolkata Knight Riders will battle against Delhi Capitals in their next match of IPL 2021. The KKR vs DC clash will take place on September 28 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. While KKR lost their previous game to Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals won their last encounter against Rajasthan Royals.

KKR take the 4th spot in IPL 2021 points table with 8 points. On the other hand, DC hold 2nd place in IPL 2021 points table with 16 points. In their last encounter, Delhi Capitals defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 wickets.

Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2021
Kolkata Knight Riders (Image Credit: Twitter)

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KKR batted first in the match. Opener Shubman Gill smashed 43 runs off 38 balls. In the end, Andre Russell smacked unbeaten 45 runs off just 27 balls. With his quickfire knock, KKR reached 154-6 in 20 overs. For DC, Axar Patel and Lalit Yadav picked 2 wickets each.

Later, DC gave an astonishing batting show. Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw smacked an opening stand of 132 runs in 13.5 overs. Shaw slammed 82 runs while Dhawan scored 46. With their rocking partnership at the start, DC reached the target in just 16.3 overs while losing 3 wickets.

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw. (Credits: Twitter)

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KKR vs DC: Match Preview – IPL 2021 Match 41

Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders (Image Credit: Twitter)

Kolkata Knight Riders have played 10 matches so far in IPL 2021. They have won 4 games and lost 6. With 8 points, they take the 4th spot in the points table. In their last encounter, they lost to Chennai Super Kings by 2 wickets.

Batting first in the match, KKR scored 171-6 with a 45-run knock by Rahul Tripathi. However, they could not defend their total. In the final over, CSK needed just 4 runs for victory. In spite of a brilliant over by Sunil Narine, CSK pulled off the victory on the final ball.

Rahul Tripathi
Rahul Tripathi (Image Credits: Twitter)

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For KKR, Rahul Tripathi is the highest run-getter at present. He has scored 306 runs in 9 innings at an average of 38.35. He has also hit 2 half-centuries. In bowling, Prasidh Krishna has scalped most 12 wickets for the team in 10 games. He has an average of 29.25 and an economy of 9.11.

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

Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals (Image Credit: Twitter)

Delhi Capitals have played 10 matches so far in IPL 2021. The Rishabh Pant-led side has won 8 matches and lost 2. With 16 points, DC take the 2nd spot in the points table. In their last match, DC defeated Rajasthan Royals by 33 runs.

Batting first, DC put up 154-6 on the scoreboard with a 43-run knock by Shreyas Iyer. Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer also contributed 24 and 28 runs respectively. In response, RR could only reach 121-6 in 20 overs. Sanju Samson batted well with his 70 run-knock but no other batsman could go big. Hence, they lost the match by 33 runs.

Shikhar Dhawan. Photo-IPL
Shikhar Dhawan. Photo-IPL

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For Delhi Capitals, Shikhar Dhawan is the highest run-getter with 430 runs in 10 innings. With the most runs in the tournament so far, he also owns the orange cap. In bowling, Avesh Khan has picked most 15 wickets for the team in 10 matches.

DC Squad: Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Prithvi Shaw, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Lalit Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Anrich Nortje, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Lukman Hussain Meriwala, M Siddharth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Pravin Dubey, Vishnu Vinod.

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