Kolkata had their share of uncertainty after beginning their tournament on a relatively stable note, and things don’t seem to be in the most excellent form for them. But on the other hand, their competitors have done exceptionally well in Delhi and have sustained an outstanding form as a squad, winning several matches on the trot.
In 10 matches, Kolkata played and managed to win just 5 of those, while in the same number of games, Delhi is the table toppers with 14 points in their bag. Currently, Calcutta is in 4th position in the points table. But the way things have gone so far for them, if they struggle to win this match by a wide margin, it does not look like they will be able to hold on to that position for long. And, this will be a daunting job for them to accomplish.
Saturday’s weather in Sharjah is expected to be clear, with no chance of precipitation and temperatures are around 32 to 34 degrees Celsius range.
Over time, the pitch at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium has gradually grown slower and has become a surface where teams fear chasing down numbers, to a surface where chasing in the first innings of the match is more comfortable than batting. Batting is going to be quick, but runs are not going to flow as freely as they do at other UAE venues.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Tom Banton/Sunil Narine
Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Tushar Deshpande/Harshal Patel
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals Dream 11:
Kagiso Rabada (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan, Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Lockie Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav
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