DC vs KKR: ANdre Russell and Shubman Gill will be key to KKR vs DC on Saturday.© BCCI / IPL
The second and third placed teams – Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders – will be seen in action on Saturday in the second game of the day. The match will be played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, a venue that has seen many runs in IPL 2020. After the tournament started with back-to-back wins, Delhi Capitals was first beaten by SunRisers Hyderabad. On the other hand, KKR started the tournament with a defeat, but has recovered well with consecutive wins and is looking good for more.
DELHI CAPITAL LETTERS
Rishabh pants: No player has stood out for Delhi Capitals in the three games they’ve played so far, but Rishabh Pant has been the most consistent of the lot. The wicket-keeper-batsman has scored 96 runs with an average of 48 and a strike rate of 118.51. The Delhi-based franchise is hoping to get a big shot against KKR.
Shreyas Iyer: The Delhi Capitals has yet to reach its IPL 2020 pass but has shown signs of its class. And while the Delhi Capitals have managed to take two wins despite a failed battle division, Shreyas Iyer will have to raise his hands and make big contributions if his team is to get far in the tournament.
Kagiso Rabada: The South African pacemaker was without a doubt the standout performer for Delhi Capitals. He is currently the second highest wicket-taker in the tournament, behind Mohammad Shami, with seven wickets in three matches and could overtake the Indian pacer by taking two or more wickets.
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
Andre Russell: The great West Indian has yet to make his mark at this year’s tournament and what better stage than Sharjah to send a warning to his rivals. After two low scores in the first two games, Russell seemed to have found some form in his cameo with 24 runs from 14 balls, including three sixes.
Shubman Gill: The stylish right-handed has been the best club-in-hand player for Kolkata Knight Riders so far this season. Shubman Gill scored 124 points with an average of 62 with a high score of 70 not counting. KKR is hoping for more of the same from India’s rising star in the upcoming games.
Shivam Mavi: The young Indian pacemaker seems to be completely shaking off the injury that derailed his last IPL season. He played all three games for KRR this season, taking four wickets at an economic rate of 6.70.
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