The match 25 of the IPL 2021 will be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, played between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders. The match will be kicked off on 29th April (Thursday) at 20:00 (GMT+6).
Rishabh Pant’s side enters the match having won a Super Over against Sunrisers Hyderabad before losing by one run to Royal Challengers Bangalore two days later. On Monday, Eoin Morgan’s team defeated Punjab Kings by 5 wickets to end their four-match losing streak.
Delhi Capitals started the IPL 2021 with a big win over Chennai Super Kings and seemed to be the side to beat, but they have stuttered a little in their last two matches against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore. But, there were still positives with unbeaten half-centuries from Shimron Hetmyer and Rishabh Pant.
Kolkata Knight Riders has been sluggish, but their win over Punjab Kings, combined with the skipper returning to form, can boost their confidence moving forward. The team can also be encouraged from the fact that Delhi Capitals have already lost to depleted Rajasthan Royals this season.
The weather was partly cloudy during the game, with temperatures dropping from 38 to 33 Degrees Celsius.
In Monday’s first match at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ravi Bishnoi and Shivam Mavi had returned the best figures, indicating that the pitch would be suitable for all types of bowling.
Probable Playing XIs
Rishabh Pant (c) (wk), Steve Smith, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Marcus Stoinis, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Axar Patel, Shimron Hetmyer, Avesh Khan
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Shivam Mavi, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarth
Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Match 25, Dream 11:
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Rishabh Pant (vc), Eoin Morgan, Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Amit Mishra, Pat Cummins, Prisadh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Varun Chakravarthy
Winning the toss
Shikhar Dhawan (Delhi Capitals), Eoin Morgan (Kolkata Knight Riders)
Kagiso Rabada (Delhi Capitals), Varun Chakravarthy (Kolkata Knight Riders)
Rishabh Pant (Delhi Capitals), Dinesh Karthik (Kolkata Knight Riders)
Player of the Match
Team Scores Batting First
Delhi Capitals 180+, Kolkata Knight Riders 170+
The IPL is known for producing fantastic match-ups, but Skipper Rishabh Pant vs Captain Eoin Morgan is especially fascinating. The young man who never fails in 2021 takes on the wise head who has seen it all before in white ball cricket. Our cricket experts are backing Rishabh Pant’s Delhi Capitals to win in this close match. Place your bets now on baji.live!