The Delhi Capitals play the Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday, April 29, start time 7:30 PM. As with all IPL Group matches this year, it will be held at a neutral venue and in this case, will be played in Ahmedabad.
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Delhi suffered a tight defeat against RCB on Tuesday night which stopped them while they were on an excellent run. But it’s not a defeat they should get too upset about it. On another night the men at the crease- Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer- could have finished the job rather than failing just one run short.
I’ve been saying it already for a while but they should consider dropping Steve Smith. He’s so far only scored 90 runs in four innings and just doesn’t look in good touch. They could then bring in Sam, Billings to play as a finisher and promote Hetmyer- excellent against RCB with 53 from 25- up the order.
Marcus Stoinis isn’t having a great time, either. They could leave him out for a game with Chris Woakes offering more with the ball while also being a decent batsman. But Stoinis is a real favourite of coach Ricky Ponting and should get at least one more chance.
The four overseas players they fielded in that match- Morgan, Russell, Narine and Cummins- are just about the four they prefer to play so they should feature once again. But Russell doesn’t look fully fit and may sit out a game for some rest at some stage.
They’ll be pleased that Rahul Tripathi is now getting some runs at number three. They’ll be desperate to win this match, have some momentum and see their name move up the table.
This is a really good opportunity to back a fine player at very high odds.
Hetmyer missed out on top scoring last time simply because Pant had the strike for the last two balls. Up to that point, he had played a wonderful innings and as discussed above, may well get a promotion to number four or five on the back of it.
Another display of hard-hitting like the one the other day and he can come good for us at really big odds.
Delhi v Kolkata Fun Statistics
Tripathi hit six sixes in an over on two separate occasions in local Indian cricket.
Andre Russell is a two-time T20 World Cup winner; Sunil Narine has won it once.
Pat Cummins has over 300 international wickets across all formats.
Against RCB, Hetmyer hit four sixes but non-one else in the side hit any at all.