Both teams have won two out of three games. But, Kolkata have got the winning momentum on their side.
The 16th match of the Indian T20 League 2020 will be played between Delhi and Kolkata at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Dubai. We have got the best Delhi vs Kolkata team prediction for today’s match.
Delhi vs Kolkata Match 16 is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (03:30 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
It’s going to be the first double-header of this season on Saturday. Delhi will take on Kolkata at Sharjah in the second match. There could not have been a better clash for the weekend than a battle of sixes between two very good teams. Delhi are coming off their first loss of the season as a change of venue affected their winning momentum. They are expected to get the most out of their hitting abilities at a batting paradise in Sharjah with the likes of Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer in the middle order. Moreover, their bowling has been top-notch this season so far. With two wins in three games, a win here in this upcoming match against Kolkata will put them back in contention for the top spot on the points table.
On the other side, Kolkata seem to be very full of confidence at the moment with two wins in last two games after a slow start against Mumbai. The performance from their young bunch of players is one of the biggest positives of their campaign so far. Shubman Gill at the top and the two young guns, Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi, with the ball are breathing fire at the moment. However, Kolkata will be looking to improve their recent head to head records as they lost all the last three matches against Delhi.
Today’s Probable Playing 11:
Delhi Probable Playing XI:
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin/Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma.
Ajinkya Rahane, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Mohit Sharma, Keemo Paul, Sandeep Lamichane, Alex Carey, Tushar Deshpande, Lalith Yadav, Daniel Sams, Amit Mishra/Ravichandran Ashwin.
Kolkata Probable Playing XI:
Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik (C) (WK), Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav.
Rahul Tripathi, Chris Green, Rinku Singh, Siddhesh Lad, Tom Banton, Manimaran Siddharth, Lockie Ferguson, Ali Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Nikhil Naik.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for MyTeam11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Rishabh Pant (VC)
Batsmen – Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan, Prithvi Shaw, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer, Shimron Hetmyer
All-Rounders – Andre Russell (C)
Bowlers – Kagiso Rabada, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for MyTeam11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Rishabh Pant
Batsmen – Shubman Gill (C), Shreyas Iyer (VC), Eoin Morgan, Shimron Hetmyer, Prithvi Shaw
All-Rounders – Andre Russell, Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers – Kagiso Rabada, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti
Injury & Availability News
Ravichandran Ashwin had a good practice session with the ball and bat. He might be available for selection on Saturday subject to clearance of the fitness test.
Delhi vs Kolkata Weather Report
The weather at Sharjah is expected to be good and there are zero chances of rain. The temperature will be around 33 Degree Celsius with dew factor coming into the play in the second innings.
The pitch at Sharjah is expected to be another batting-friendly. The dimensions of the ground will make it even worse for the bowlers. However, both the teams got very good bowling attacks at the moment. It will be an interesting battle for the bowlers against all the odds.
Average first innings score:
220 (Considering Indian T20 League matches at this venue)
Record of the chasing teams:
Won – 1, Lost 1 –, Tie – 0 (Considering Indian T20 League matches at this venue)
MVP for MyTeam11 Fantasy from each team
Rishab Pant – Delhi – Rishab Pant will love to play on such a belter at Sharjah. He has a strike rate of 190 against Kolkata since 2018.
Andre Russell – Kolkata – Andre Russell is expected to bat up the order at Sharjah. He is in brilliant hitting form and expected to go all guns blazing at Sharjah. He has a strike rate of 210.4 against Delhi since 2018 which goes up to 270 in the death overs.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection
Captain Options – Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan
Vice-Captain Options – Rishabh Pant, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer
Today’s Delhi vs Kolkata Probable Winners
Kolkata is expected to win this match.