Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Sixteenth encounter of the IPL 2020 between DC and KKR is going to be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah on October 3rd 2020.
DC vs KKR History:
The teams completed 25 meetings, till date. Out of them, DC won 11 times and lost 13 times.
The teams met 10 times at the home ground of DC. The host won 4 times including one tie, in which DC won in super over. Visitors won 5 times. One match was abandoned without a ball.
The teams met 9 times at the home ground of KKR. The host won 7 times. On the other hand, visitors won just twice.
The teams played at the neutral venue 6 times. DC has an excellent record at neutral venues, as the team won 5 times with just one defeat.
Victory brings points:
In the group stage, the winner will earn 2 points and the defeating team will earn 0 points.
Weather forecast for Sharjah shows the weather would be pretty clear and hot during the match. The precipitation percentage would be between 0% to 5% as of now, so there would be no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be 32 – 33 Celsius. The wind would be between 6 to 17 km/h throughout the match. The wind speed and temperature would be decreased as the match progressed.
Toss and Pitch (Record of International Matches):
Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 11 times out of 14 matches. The selection favored the teams, and the teams won 7 times, while lost 3 times with one tie. On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, won just once and lost twice. Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won 8 times and lost 5 times.
The first batting team won the matches 9 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won just 4 times.
The lowest defended total was 132 on the venue in 2013. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 140 on the ground, again in 2013.
The first inning lowest total was 90 in 2013, and the highest total was 215 runs in 2016. For the second inning, the lowest total was 56 runs (completed innings) in 2013, whereas the highest was 182 runs in 2016.
The batting average of the first innings is 20.46 and 18.84 is for the second innings.
Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL 2020 Matches):
Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened twice in 2 matches. The teams won once and lost the other one. On the other hand, the team never chose to bat first, yet. Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won once and lost once.
The first batting team won once. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, also won one time.
The lowest defended total was 216 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 224 on the ground.
The first inning lowest total was 216, and the highest total was 223 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 200 runs, whereas the highest was 226 runs.
The batting average of the first innings is 48.77 and 35.50 is for the second innings.
History Between the Teams:
Both the teams never faced each other at the venue, yet. The upcoming encounter will be the first between the teams.
T20I History at Venue:
DC got just two chances to play the matches at the venue, in which the team lost once and won the other one. KKR had just one opportunity to play at the venue, and the team won that game.
Tentative XI for both the Teams:
The team would prefer to go with pace and so may include A. Khan in place A. Mishra or K. Paul in place of S. Hetmyer as another bowling option on the batting track.
Delhi Capitals Eleven: P. Shaw, S. Dhawan, S. Iyer, R. Pant, S. Hetmyer / K. Paul, M. Stoinis, A. Patel, A. Mishra / A. Khan, A. Nortje, K. Rabada, I. Sharma
Kolkata Knight Riders:
The team would go with S. Warrier in place of K. Yadav.
Kolkata Knight Riders Eleven: S. Gill, S. Narine, N. Rana, D. Karthik, E. Morgan, A. Russell, S. Mavi, P. Cummins, K. Nagarkoti, V. Chakravarthy, S. Warrier / K. Yadav