DC vs KKR Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Apr 29, 2021
Delhi Capitals lost a heartbreaking encounter against Royal Challengers Bangalore by one run and now have a short turnaround till its next match. They will be taking on the Kolkata Knight Riders, a team that is come off of a superb win in the previous match against the Punjab Kings.
Both teams seem to have some weaknesses that they need to work on and the middle of the table is getting a bit cramped so further mistakes can be quite costly. The match is going to be played in Ahmedabad, a venue that has been moderately high-scoring with dew also playing a role in most of the matches.
Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2021 is going to be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on the 29th of April 2021.
DC vs KKR Team Previews
Delhi Capitals did a lot of things right in its match against RCB but it still lost the match. A large part of the blame has to fall on the feet of Rishab Pant who played an uncharacteristic inning of 58 from 48 deliveries. He struggled throughout and was unable to find the boundaries when needed.
However, that can happen even to the best of the players and in general, DC has been in pretty decent form. We also thought they got the team selection right in the previous match. They got back Ishant Sharma in place of Lalit Yadav and that made the bowling attack a lot more effective.
With Avesh Khan and Amit Mishra already in great wicket-taking form, Axar Patel back in the team, and even Kagiso Rabada hitting his straps, DC has five excellent bowlers to count upon. It was a bit strange to see Marcus Stoinis get the last over and that eventually proved to the difference.
Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw are in good form and getting runs consistently but the form of Steve Smith is a concern. He has failed to get going in the IPL so far and surely, the pressure would be rising on him to perform. Shimron Hetmyer repaid the faith shown in him and even Marcus Stoinis seemed to be getting some good shots away before getting out.
DC is moving in the right direction and we don’t think the loss in the previous match should be seen as something to be worried about.
Delhi Capitals Playing 11
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, RR Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh khan.
Kolkata Knight Riders
An excellent bowling performance in the previous match was enough to get KKR the victory even though they suffered a batting collapse while chasing. KKR restricted Punjab Kings to just 123 on the best batting surface in the entire competition.
Shivam Mavi, Sunil Narine, and Prasiddh Krishna were the best bowlers in the previous match. KKR kept faith with its same playing eleven even though the results had not been going their way. We are not sure being so rigid with the playing eleven is a good option.
There are some clear weaknesses in the squad but maybe it is a lack of depth in the squad that is preventing Eoin Morgan from making the changes in the team.
Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill are not in the best form while Sunil Narine has not been scoring runs for quite some time now. Eoin Morgan also managed to score runs just in the previous match and has been struggling for quite some time now.
Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, and Pat Cummins have one good inning to their name making the entire batting lineup a bit wobbly.
KKR seems to be better suited to play at the bouncier wicket in Ahmedabad and this is why they could give DC a run for its money in this match.
Kolkata Knight Riders Playing 11
Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, RA Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, SP Narine, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna.
DC vs KKR Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss is going to want to chase since there is a fair amount of dew that comes down during the second inning. Both teams prefer chasing and this is why winning the toss should be seen as a decent advantage.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch at Ahmedabad has not been as good for batting as we expected it to be. There has been some assistance for the seamers starting out and the ball seems to stick in the pitch first up but it starts to get better for scoring runs as the match progresses.
The spinners are finding it tough to have much of an impact at this venue and the seamers are a better choice from a betting perspective.
A score of around 165-170 should be seen as par batting first.
DC vs KKR Dream11 Prediction
Dream 11 team and Dream 11 tips for DC vs KKR IPL 2021
DC vs KKR Playing 11
- R Pant
- E Morgan
- S Dhawan (c)
- S Hetmyer
- R Tripathi
- A Russell
- I Sharma
- P Krishna
- V Chakravarthy
Find more Dream11 predictions and other tips and tricks on our dedicated Dream11 guide.
DC vs KKR Betting Tips
We think the team to back in this match is Delhi Capitals. It has a better batting lineup with more players in form and its bowling attack is pretty good as well. KKR has a very dangerous team with a lot of match-winners and that is the biggest risk that you face betting against it. However, on the basis of what we have seen in the tournament so far, Delhi Capitals should be able to get over the line.
Bet on Delhi Capitals to win.
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We have seen matches in Ahmedabad be pretty high-scoring already. AB de Villiers scored 75 in the previous match and helped us bank some serious cash! We think there is a good chance of someone getting more than 67 once more.
There were ten sixes hit at Ahmedabad in a low-scoring match and 13 in the previous match. We think the long square boundaries as well makes six-hitting a bit more difficult than expected. Also, most of the top-order players in the two teams are not really known six-hitters.