DC vs KKR Dream11 Team predictions : The second game of the double header sees Delhi Capitals take on Kolkata Knight Riders Sharjah Cricket Stadium in IPL 2020. The pitch has been a belter unlike the other two and has been a bowler’s nightmare.
Both the teams have had their share of success in this season with two victories and a loss. KKR started their campaign horribly with a loss against Mumbai Indians but bounced back with a good chase against SRH and defended against a strong RR batting line-up.
For DC, it was a roller coaster ride after pulling off a super over victory from jaws of defeat against Punjab and strong all-round performance against CSK. In their recent clash against SRH their batting failed on a pitch that assisted the slow bowlers. With the points table so tight, a win here would be vital for both the teams
DC vs KKR Dream11 Team predictions : 5 Team Recommendations
DC vs KKR Dream11 Team predictions : X-factor
The DC batting line-up is heavy with the top 4 occupied by the Indian players. Prithvi Shaw had a good game against Chennai Super Kings but has been highly inconsistent in the recent times by throwing away starts. . Shreyas Iyer has got to 30s but if failing to move on to the next gear by playing the big shots. The captain will have to lead from the front if they have to win. Their best batsman is still Rishabh Pant who has continued to make his name in the IPL.
Shimron Hetmyer proved that he is a bundle of talent against SRH despite losing the game. Marcus Stoinis single handedly won them their opening game and is under utilized with the ball.
Axar Patel is effective with the ball but is very poor with the bat. He will have to play the slogger role along with Stoinis.
The bowling lineup looks quite sorted with Kagiso Rabada exceptional in every aspect. Anrich Nortje has been a good find for the team who has not given away much with a lot of variations his armory. Overall, the bowling lineup looks a lot sorted and settled.
KKR are one of those team to courageously field just 4 batsman and a batting all-rounder in Andre Russell. Their tactic of opening with Narine has paid no dividends but Shubman Gill has been a joy to watch in the last two games.
Nitish Rana at no.3 is the best suited position for him as he can anchor as well as up the ante when the situation demands. The captain slots in at four but hasn’t found much of a success. He can try Morgan at 4 and Russell at 6 so that he strikes the right balance.
The duo of Shivam Mavi and Nagarkoti have finally got an opportunity to bowl to their potential whereas the spin department led by Sunil Narine has been decent.
Kagiso Rabada, Pat Cummins, Rishab Pant and Shubman Gill are the preferred choices to take up captain and vice-captain roles as they are in hot form.
The best combination would be 1WK, 4 batsman, 2 All-rounders and 4 bowlers.
DC vs KKR Dream 11 Team predictions: Top 7 Captaincy
Kagiso Rabada (Bowl)
Pat Cummins (Bowl)
Rishab Pant (WK)
Shubman Gill (Bat)
Marcus Stoinis (AR)
Eoin Morgan (Bat)
Shivam Mavi (Bowl)
DC vs KKR Dream 11 Team predictions: Poor performers
Shikhar Dhawan (Bat)
Dinesh Karthik (WK)
Kuldeep Yadav (Bowl)
Shimron Hetmyer (Bat)
Anrich Nortje (Bowl)
Nitish Rana (Bat)
Ishant Sharma (Bowl)
DC vs KKR Dream 11 Team predictions: Wicket-keeper
Rishabh Pant wk, will be the first choice wicket-keeper in the eleven. He has been pretty safe behind the stumps and has been a regular no.4 for the team who can play a match changing knock.
Dinesh Karthik has his task cut out as a keeper batsman as well as the captain of the KKR. He is yet to perform in this season's IPL.
DC vs KKR Dream11 Team predictions: Batsmen
The young talent Shubman Gill has been in terrific touch and has carried the top order in two out of three games. He has delivered an average of 55.66 points in this IPL. Eoin Morgan from KKR has been consistent in this IPL season. Both will be first choice as Dream11 batsman.
For DC, Prithvi Shaw has got in explosiveness in the top order but hasn’t converted the starts he has got. He has given 39.66 points per game as of now. B
Nitish Rana would want to retrieve his form in a batting paradise like Sharjah where the ball comes on to the bat quite easily. He has so far managed 32.66 points per game.
Shikhar Dhawan is an experienced player and knows how to make an impact with the hopes of getting back to his best still hanging in balance. He has given 29.33 points on an average in IPL 2020. Both not very reliable in this IPL 2020 can be considered as Dream11 batsman.
Captain Shreyas Iyer hasn’t produced fireworks but has played the anchor role by giving 37 points per match.
Shimron Hetmyer will have to do a lot better in this pitch with his six-hitting ability. He is due for a match turning innings and has so far provided 19 points per game.
DC vs KKR Dream 11 Team predictions: All-rounders
Marcus Stoinis and Andre Russell are the perfect choice as Dream11 all-rounders.
As a third all-rounder either Axar Patel or Sunil Naraine can be preferred.
DC vs KKR Dream 11 Team predictions: Bowlers
Kagiso Rabada and Shivam Mavi will be the first choice as Dream11 bowlers followed by Pat Cummins. Together they have delivered an average of around 57 Dream11 points in this season of IPL.
His friend and U-19 teammate Kamlesh Nagarkoti bowled a superb spell against RR and has given 41.5 points on an average in two games.
Varun Chakravarthy has been quietly going along with his business. The mystery spinner has given 49.5 points every game whereas Kuldeep has only managed an average of 12 dream 11 points with a wicket in 3 games.
Anrich Nortje, Kuldeep Yadav and not much reliable as Dream11 bowlers as of now.
Amit Mishra even at his 40s has been able to grip the ball and flight it without fear. He has so far given 34 points per game in IPL 2020.
Sandeep Lamichhane is yet to get a chance to play.