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The final stretch of the group matches is about to begin in IPL 2020. It looks like we have three out of the four playoff places locked up but the competition for the fourth place is intense. Any of the five remaining teams could theoretically still grab that place and that is an exciting thing for the tournament.
The current fourth-placed team, Kolkata Knight Riders, is in some trouble. It lost its most recent match against RCB in a devastating fashion and now faces the strong Delhi Capitals. Injury concerns have also weakened the KKR lineup considerably.
DC also lost its recent match and has questions to be answered about its team balance. It is in the race to try and finish in the top-2, a huge advantage in the IPL, and so will not take anything lightly either.
KKR vs DC IPL 2020 is going to be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on the 24th of October 2020.
What positives can you take out from a match in which you were bowled out for 84 and then ended up losing in the 14th over? Not many. The best thing that KKR can do is to forget that match and look to start fresh. Learn from the mistakes, yes, but do not ponder over them.
As it stands, KKR is still in the best position to lock up the fourth place. It has one win more than all of its competitors and could extend that lead further with a win in this match.
It is not going to be easy, however.
KKR is likely to be without Andre Russell who picked up a minor injury. Sunil Narine could make a comeback after being cleared by the IPL but how that affects his bowling remains to be seen. Changing the team also means reshuffling the balance of the team once more and that is not something that KKR wants.
Its batting is a big concern. Shubman Gill has been sedate at the top of the order and seems to be under pressure to be more aggressive. Rahul Tripathi has looked out of his depth against genuine pace, something he will come up against DC.
Nitish Rana has been a shadow of his best self this season and the senior pair of Dinesh Karthik and Eoin Morgan have not set the IPL alight either. KKR is struggling with its batting and is going to go up against the best bowling attack of IPL 2020 in the next match.
The bowling for KKR has got a boost after adding Lockie Ferguson to the playing eleven. However, he has been a lone warrior for the team in their recent two matches. Pat Cummins seems to be struggling to pick wickets, Prasidh Krishna has been pedestrian, and Kuldeep Yadav is short of confidence.
We like Varun Chakravarthy but he is not someone that is going to run through sides.
Shubman Gill, RA Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, SP Narine, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy.
DC is at the top of the table standings at the time of writing this article but it has some problems to take care of as well. Shikhar Dhawan became the first-ever player to score two consecutive centuries in the IPL but his second inning did not result in a win.
In fact, even the win prior to that required Axar Patel to come in and score 18 runs off the last over.
DC’s batting has been misfiring for some time now and it is a concern. Dhawan’s brilliant form has covered up the poor returns from Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, and Rishabh Pant. It is only a matter of time before Dhawan fails in one of the matches and that could test DC out like never before.
There is no doubt in our mind that Prithvi Shaw is going to be under pressure to keep his place with a player Ajinkya Rahane on the bench. Every single batsman apart from Shikhar Dhawan needs to step up.
Perhaps playing in Abu Dhabi, a venue where the fast bowlers have got some help, will help them since they all like the ball coming on to the bat.
Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, and Axar Patel give DC a lot of power in the middle-order. This is an area that DC has an advantage over KKR, especially if Russell continues to miss out.
The real advantage for DC is its bowling. We expect a full-strength bowling lineup with Rabada, Nortje, Axar, and Ashwin in there. The fifth bowler could see a change and we think Harshal Patel may make a comeback in place of Tushar Deshpande.
The conditions in Abu Dhabi have been helpful for the fast bowlers and we think DC will enjoy these conditions much more than KKR.
Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, RR Pant, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Tushar Deshpande.
We think the team that wins the toss is going to want to bat first. The conditions in Abu Dhabi were not as bowler-friendly as KKR made it seem in their previous match. The bowlers will be in the game for the duration of the match and having a good total on the board may be a significant advantage.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Abu Dhabi has been one of the best venues in IPL 2020. It offers some bounce and pace to the players that allow an even contest between the bat and ball. The fast-bowlers can use the conditions to their advantage while the batsmen can score freely too if they get their eye in.
Interestingly, DC has lost the two matches it has played in Abu Dhabi so far while KKR has won four out of the seven it has played here. Perhaps more relevant is the fact that KKR has lost two out of its most recent three matches here and only won the remaining one in a Super Over contest.
A score of around 170 should be seen as par batting first.
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We think DC is going to hit back strongly in this match after its loss to KXIP. The bowling attack for DC is going to be back at its best and will enjoy the conditions that Abu Dhabi has served up recently. KKR may also continue to miss Andre Russell and Sunil Narine for this match.
With a better bowling attack and more depth in the batting lineup, DC is the team to back.
Bet on the Delhi Capitals to win.
There were four maidens in the previous match played at Abu Dhabi. Yes, that was an exceptional result but a strong bowling attack like DC could bowl at least one. That is all you need to win 4x returns on your stake! An excellent betting opportunity in our opinion.
We really love these betting markets that Betway offers! Shikhar Dhawan is in the form of his life and is batting much more aggressively than usual. He may not get another fifty in this match but we think he will get at least one six if he spends any significant time at the crease. Excellent odds on offer for this bet.
DC has a lot of power in its batting including some prolific six-hitters. The fact that DC’s batsmen are not in the best form may have caused the market to undervalue their six-hitting ability a bit. This is our favorite bet for this match. Take the money.
This is a risky bet as betting one any one player performance always is. The return is so good, however, that we could not resist it. Shubman Gill may have trouble with his strike-rate but he has been quite consistent in terms of run-scoring so far. To get a player of his ability at almost 4x return is an incredible value.
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