IPL 2020, Match 42: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Delhi Capitals (DC) - Stats Preview
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IPL 2020, Match 42: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Delhi Capitals (DC) – Stats Preview

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On Saturday (24th October) afternoon, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Delhi Capitals (DC) will face each other at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi) in the 42nd match of the IPL 2020.

Both teams will play their 11th match of this IPL season. While Kolkata Knight Riders are in the fourth position in the IPL 2020 points table with 10 points (5 wins and 5 loses), Delhi Capitals (DC) are in the second position in the same points table with 14 points (7 wins and 3 loses).

It will be their second meeting this season. They met for the first time in this season during the 16th match of the IPL 2020 at Sharjah on 3rd October 2020, where DC won by 18 runs and recorded their four-match winning streak against KKR.

Also Read: IPL 2020, Match 42: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Delhi Capitals (DC) – Head To Head Records

IPL 2020, Match 42: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals (KKR vs DC) – Stats Preview

Teams’ forms in IPL 2020

Recent results (in last 5 matches)

KKR (oldest to latest) –Won, Lost, Lost, Won (Super Over) and Lost

DC (oldest to latest) – Won, Lost, Won, Won and Lost

Men-in-form

Stats KKR DC
Top run-scorers Shubman Gill (312 runs) Shikhar Dhawan (465 runs)
Eoin Morgan (278 runs) Shreyas Iyer (335 runs)
Nitish Rana (184 runs) Marcus Stoinis (226 runs)
Top wicket-takers Shivam Mavi (7 wickets) Kagiso Rabada (21 wickets)
Varun Chakravarthy (7 wickets) Anrich Nortje (12 wickets)
Andre Russell (6 wickets) Axar Patel (8 wickets)

 

Records of KKR and DC in the UAE

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
KKR 15 6 7 2 (1/1) 0
DC 15 8 6 1 (1/1) 0

 

Records of KKR and DC at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi)

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
KKR 10 4 4 2 (1/1) 0
DC 3 0 3 0 (0/0) 0

 

Crucial personal stats

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Sunil Narine

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Sunil Narine (Image Credit: Getty Images)

i) Caribbean off-spinner Sunil Narine (390 wickets) is only one wicket away to surpass Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga (390 wickets) and will become the second most wicket-taker in T20 cricket history. The Caribbean medium-pacer Dwayne Bravo is on top of this list with 512 T20 wickets.

Andre Russell

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Andre Russell (Image Credit: BCCI/IPL)

i) Andre Russell has already scored 1499 T20 runs for KKR. The right-handed batsman is only one run away to complete his 1500 T20 runs for this team. He will be the second overseas cricketer (Jacques Kallis scored 1603 T20 runs) and fifth overall cricketer to score 1500 T20 runs for this team.

Kuldeep Yadav

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Kuldeep Yadav (Image Credit: IPL)

i) The left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav has already picked up 46 T20 wickets for KKR. By taking four more wickets, he will become the fourth bowler to take 50 T20 wickets for this team.

Dinesh Karthik

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Dinesh Karthik (Image Credit: Getty Images)

i) Dinesh Karthik has already managed to make 59 T20 stumpings. With two more stumpings, Karthik will be the third most stumping makers after surpassing former Sri Lankan wicket-keeper Kumar Sangakkara (60 T20 stumpings). Only Pakistan wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal (100 T20 stumpings) and Indian wicket-keeper MS Dhoni (84 T20 stumpings) are ahead of them in this list.

Delhi Capitals (DC)

Shikhar Dhawan

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Shikhar Dhawan (Image Credit: IPL)

i) In his last four innings, opener Shikhar Dhawan scored 69*, 57, 101* and 106* (oldest to latest). Scoring one more fifty in the very next innings, Dhawan will become the fourth cricketer to register five consecutive 50+ scores in IPL history. Previously, Virender Sehwag, KL Rahul and David Warner all managed to register five consecutive 50+ scores in IPL career for once each.

Rishabh Pant

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Rishabh Pant (Image Credit: IPL)

i) The left-handed batsman Rishabh Pant has already hit 99 IPL sixes. Hitting one more six, Pant will be the fourth left-handed Indian batsman to hit 100 IPL sixes. He will also be the first Delhi Capitals batsman to hit 100 T20 sixes.

ii) Rishabh Pant (1926 runs) is 74 runs away to complete his 2000 T20 runs for Delhi Capitals. After Virender Sehwag (2382 runs) and Shreyas Iyer (2016 runs), Pant will become the third batsman to score 2000 T20 runs for this team.

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