In the 42nd match of the IPL 2020, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are playing against Delhi Capitals (DC) at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi).
Both teams are playing 11th match of this IPL season. In the IPL 2020 points table, Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals are in the 2nd position with 14 points (7 wins and 3 loses) while Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders are in the 4th position with 10 points (5 wins and 5 loses).
It is their second meeting this season. During the 16th match of the IPL 2020 (at Sharjah on 3rd October 2020), they met for the first time in this season where Delhi Capitals won by 18 runs.
IPL 2020, Match 42: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals (KKR vs DC) – Toss Report
Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer won the toss and decided to field first. DC made two alterations in the playing XI. Anrich Nortje and Ajinkya Rahane came in as the replacement of Daniel Sams and Prithvi Shaw.
Iyer said, “We will bowl first, there’s bit of grass on the wicket. It will help our seamers at the start. We are not here to survive, but we’re here to express ourselves, so our mindset will be the same. We will have the same approach. Every player has been Man of the match on some occasion and it’s good to see the camaraderie within the team. Rahane comes in for Prithvi, Nortje comes in for Sam.”
On the other hand, KKR captain Eoin Morgan confirmed that they also made two changes in the playing XI. Sunil Narine and Kamlesh Nagarkoti replaced Tom Banton and Kuldeep Yadav.
Morgan said, “We had good practice for a couple of days, just that we need to re-focus. We haven’t played our best cricket, hopefully we do that today. Nagarkoti comes in, Narine comes in for Kuldeep and Banton. We were looking to bowl first, but this looks a good wicket. We enjoy playing here.”
IPL 2020, Match 42: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals (KKR vs DC) – Playing XIs
Delhi Capitals (DC): Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Tushar Deshpande, Anrich Nortje
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy