Dream 11 Prediction DC vs KKR: IPL Fantasy Tips for DC vs KKR as The SportsRush helps you create the best possible Dream 11 side.
DC and KKR take on each other in what promises to be a high octane clash at the Feroz Shah Kotla. While, it is DC’s home game, the Kotla surface, if it is the same as in their first home game, should suit the KKR bowling unit a bit more.
The sluggish Kotla surface did not allow the DC stroke makers to get going in the first game, something that could hamper their progress this season, as they heavily depend on their top order piling up the runs.
KKR on the other hand have a strong bowling unit, with a couple of world class spinners too and should love bowling at the Kotla on Sunday.
Dew did not make an appearance in the first home game and is expected to stay away on Sunday as well. That makes the spin threat even greater and both teams have the arsenal to exploit them, but KKR seem to have the edge there.
For Delhi Capitals, restricting allrounder Andre Russell would be key when hosting Kolkata Knight Riders on a slow Feroz Shah Kotla surface on Saturday
— Express Sports (@IExpressSports) March 29, 2019
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Dream 11 Prediction DC vs KKR
For the wicketkeeping slot, just like the World Cup spot, it is going to be a straight shootout between Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik.
I would go in with Rishabh Pant, because of how he has performed in the tournament so far and because of how DC have been using him, sending him up the order whenever the situation demands some power hitting. For KKR, that man will always be Andre Russell and hence DK could drop further down the order.
Kagiso Rabada has been the lynchpin of the DC bowling unit in the first two games. He has had figures of 4-0-23-2 and 3.4-0-26-1, keeping the scoring rate in check and also knocking over a few wickets to help our fantasy teams and Delhi Capitals out.
For the second bowling pick, I would go in with Sandeep Lamichanne, who I expect to be drafted in for this game. The Kotla wicket was extremely sticky and sluggish last time round and the DC think tank should draft him in for this game. Lamichanne’s trickery with the ball could help him run through the KKR middle order, especially on the Kotla track.
For the final bowing slot, I have to settle for a bowling option that is worth 8.5 cr. If Boult plays, I would get him in for sure. Else, I will have to go in with one from Piyush Chawla or Amit Mishra. I would go in with whoever gets to bowl first, just to avoid any kind of dew that could be on offer during the 2nd innings.
If Lamichanne doesn’t play, get in both PC and Amit Mishra(assuming Boult doesn’t play too).
Andre Russell will be my first pick for that all-rounder slot. He has set the stage on fire in the death overs, taking KKR home against SRH and then setting a strong total against KXIP.
With the ball too, Russell has been impressive, chipping away with wickets at the top and during the death overs as well. If you had to bring just one all-rounder in, Russell would be that man, every day of the week.
For the second all-rounder slot, I get in the second best all-rounder on display for this game(and probably for the entirety of the IPL) in Sunil Narine.
He is back at the top for KKR and showed what he can do, when he tore the mystery spinner apart in the opening over of the game against KXIP. With the ball too Narine has been stingy as ever and is known to pick up a couple of wickets here and there. Get him in.
Shikhar Dhawan has been DC’s most dependable batsman this season, and with the kind of role that he has been handed this season, he is sure to rack up the runs. DC want Dhawan to bat through the innings, with all the other young batsmen set to bat around him. In such a case, Dhawan is sure to put a bigger price on his wicket and hence could shower you with points all through the season. Get him in.
The KKR batting unit has been shouldered by Robin Uthappa and Nitish Rana in the first two games. The duo have taken up the responsibilty, built the innings in the middle and have teed off whenever required. Rana played the anchor role in the first game and teed off in the second, whereas Uthappa, who has made that number 3 position his own, has built a strong foundation for the middle order in both games.
In that kind of form that they are in, you wouldn’t want to leave out either of them for the game on Sunday, draft them in at all costs.
I have been putting a lot of faith in Shreyas Iyer in this edition of the IPL, largely because of his batting position and batting style. Iyer is known to play the anchor role and coming in at 3, the match situation should give him the opportunity to do so. He has had scores of 18 and 16 in the first two games and while that is not very inspiring, I am going to persist with him all the same, as I feel he is the safest batting option available on Sunday evening.
For that final batting spot, I go in with Shubman Gill or Prasidh Krishna, depending on what happens at the toss. If KKR bat first, I’ll go in with Gill, as he is certain to get a few overs at the death, but while chasing you can’t really be sure how many balls he would get to face. In that case, I would bring in Prasidh Krishna instead.
Captain: Andre Russell
Vice Captain: Sunil Narine
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