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Match no.25 of the Indian Premier League 2021 sees the action between Delhi Capitals & Kolkata Knight Riders.

Both teams arrive In this game on the back of contrasting results. DC suffered 1 run loss against RCB while KKR after losing games in a row finally tested success against PBKS when they thumped them by 5 wickets.

Let’s talk about DC first. The Pant lead side for the first 19 overs of the game kept things tight. the likes of Kohli, Padiikal. Maxwell was kept silent. however, Pant’s Decision to not bowl out Mishra hurt them. Pant trusted Stoinis to deliver in the last over but against de Villiers it wasn’t going to be easy. Stonis went for 23. Chasing the score, Delhi started poorly but the skipper was determined. he added useful runs with Stoinis & then came Hetmayer & showed why DC trusts him so much. he attacked from the word go, and reached to the scintillating 50. however Siraj the RCB pacer delivered super last over & made sure DC didn’t cross the line.

On the other hand, KKR will be high on confidence after their terrific show against PBKS. their bowler did a fine job to keep PBKS’s strong batting line up to just 123. KKR lost their openers really early but skipper Morgan returned to form with a fine unbeaten 47 to take the team over the line. Tripathi continued his great run in the tournament with an impressive 41 off 32 balls. Morgan will hope for a similar performance from his bowlers & a better show with the bat against DC. so will DC return to the winning ways or will we see KKR bag their 3rd win of the season?

When: DC vs KKR, April 29, 2021, 19:30 IST.

Where: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.

What to expect: A slow and low pitch has not exactly been the batsman’s friend so far unless dew has intervened. This could make for a tricky proposition when
it comes to selection and the toss.

Head to Head: DC 11-14 KKR. The last time these two teams met, Varun Chakravarthy bagged a five-wicket
haul, four of whom are set to feature again in this game.

Probable 11s :

DELHI CAPITALS : Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Steven Smith, Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra/Lalit Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan.

KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell,
Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna.