Prematch Analysis Of KKR VS DC 2022: In IPL 2022 Match 19, the Kolkata Knight Riders will face the Delhi Capitals at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
Kolkata is fresh off a thumping of the Mumbai Indians, owing to Pat Cummins’ outstanding batting performance.
The Shreyas Iyer-led side now leads the points table with three wins in four games, but the ailing top order will be a source of concern for them.
Moreover, Delhi Capitals are coming off two consecutive losses in their last two games after a winning start to their campaign this year and are currently in the seventh position in the points table with just two points on board.
Hence David Warner and Anrich Nortje returned to the playing line-up in the last game, but it did not make much of a difference as they looked completely out of sorts. However, the addition of Mitchell Marsh will add a lot more depth to their batting and bowling departments.
Full squad details
KKR: Shreyas Iyer (Captain) Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Nitish Rana, Shivam Mavi, Sheldon Jackson, Ajinkya Rahane, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Dar, Chamika Karunaratne, Baba Indrajith, Ashok Sharma, Pratham Singh, Abhijeet Tomar, Sam Billings, Alex Hales, Ramesh Kumar, Mohammed Nabi, Aman Khan, Umesh Yadav.
DC: Rishabh Pant (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, David Warner, Mitch Marsh, Shardul Thakur, Mustafizur Rahman, Kuldeep Yadav, Ashwin Hebbar, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, KS Bharat, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Chetan Sakariya, Lalit Yadav, Ripal Patel, Yash Dhull, Rovman Powell, Pravin Dubey, Lungi Ngidi, Tim Seifert, Vicky Ostwal.
Playing 11 KKR and DC
KKR: Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Sam Billings (Wk), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Rasikh Salam, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy
DC: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner. Rovman Powell, Rishabh Pant (Captain/WK), Sarfaraz Khan, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Anrich Nortje.
Pitch Report KKR vs DC
Gujarat Titans scored a massive run chase in the previous game at Brabourne Stadium, and the pitch has been great for batting thus far.
The captains may be persuaded to bat first because the dew effect is unlikely to affect the day game.
They are expected to bowl first, as this has been the norm throughout the tournament, with many high scores being chased down.
1. Venkatesh Iyer
Venkatesh Iyer did not have the best start to the IPL 2022 season in the first three games, but he did manage to get to a useful fifty in the previous game, which would have boosted his confidence significantly.
On a difficult pitch where the other hitters struggled to time the ball, Iyer built his innings nicely, taking the odd risk here and there, and finished undefeated on 50 off 41 balls with six fours and a six.
2. Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav is still leading the Purple Cap race with nine wickets in four games, and he bowled a brilliant opening stint against Rohit Sharma in the previous game, dismissing him for only three runs.
He continued to impress, and a relatively routine catch went down due to a mix-up between Rahane and Billings, and he should have had one more wicket. The 34-year-old is making a strong case for a return to India’s limited-overs squad.
Conclusion: KKR is way ahead of DC to win the game ahead of today’s match.