Delhi Capitals have had a difficult start to the IPL 2022 season despite winning their first match by four wickets against the Mumbai Indians. Rishab Pant's side has only won one game in three matches so far, and they need to get back on track if they want to remain in playoffs contention. The Delhi Capitals next encounter is on Sunday at 4 p.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time) against the Kolkata Knight Riders. Delhi's Bangladeshi recruit, Mustafizur Rahman, might be a key player in this match because his cutter is very effective in these conditions. The KKR vs DC match preview is discussed in this article.
With six points after four games, Kolkata Knight Riders presently top the IPL 2022 points table. On the other side, the Delhi Capitals are in the seventh position with only two points.
The Indian Premier League's 15th season is now in its early stages, with each team competing to craft the best plan for this campaign. However, no club can afford to lose consecutive games in a row since it will jeopardize their chances of making the playoffs.
The Delhi Capitals have a well-balanced lineup with a wide range of bowling options. They only need to find the appropriate combination to get positive results. Left-arm pacer from Bangladesh, Mustafizur Rahman might be an excellent weapon for the Delhi Capitals. Mustafizur took three wickets in his first match of the season. His cutter delivery, slower bouncer, and pinpoint accuracy have the potential to stem the run flow while also assisting in wicket-taking. Besides, Prithvi Shaw and Kuldeep Yadav are performing well for Delhi.
Most runs (Delhi): Prithvi Shaw (109) | Most Wickets (Delhi): Kuldeep Yadav (6)
Probable Playing XI (Delhi)
Top Order: David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Sarfaraz Khan, Middle-Orders: Rishabh Pant (Captain & wicket-keeper), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Lower-Order: Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Mustafizur Rahman
The performance of Pat Cummins against the Mumbai Indians elevated the standard for the remainder of the season even higher. His aggressive batting style would instill confidence in the team. Among the players, Andre Russell and Umesh Yadav are doing well for Kolkata.
Most runs (KKR): Andre Russell (106) | Most Wickets (KKR): Umesh Yadav (9)
Probable Playing XI (Kolkata)
Top Order: Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Middle-Orders: Sam Billings (wicket-keeper), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Lower-Order: Umesh Yadav, Rasikh Salam, Varun Chakravarthy.
Match Time (KKR vs DC): Sunday (April 10) at 4 pm (Bangladesh Standard Time) | Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
In a head-to-head encounter, the Kolkata Knight Riders have a small lead over the Delhi Capitals. Kolkata have won 16 of the 29 games that the two teams have played against each other. Oppositely, the Delhi Capitals have won 13 games.
Among the batters, Robin Uthappa has the most runs (392) against the Delhi Capitals for Kolkata. Gautam Gambhir, on the other hand, has scored the most runs (569) for Delhi against the Kolkata Knight Riders. In bowling, Sunil Narine has picked up 22 wickets for Kolkata against Delhi, while Umesh Yadav has picked up 21 wickets for Delhi against Kolkata.
Delhi Capitals have to make a strong comeback against the current league leader. Because three consecutive losses will put them under a lot of pressure to get back on track. Delhi’s foreign recruits, David Warner, Mustafizur Rahman, and Anrich Nortje, could be vital in this match. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders are in very good form, especially after a thumping win over Mumbai Indians. They will be hoping to continue the momentum in this KKR vs DC match as well and keep hold of their number one position in the 2022 IPL points standings.