Today, Kolkata and Delhi will play the 41st match of the Indian T20 League 2021 season at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. The game will be starting at 3:30 PM (IST), and the live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar. Delhi and Kolkata played the first leg game on 29th April at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Delhi won the toss and elected to bowl.
With the help from Shubman Gill’s 43 runs off 38 balls and Andre Russell’s 45 runs off 27 deliveries, Kolkata made 154 runs in 20 overs. Axar Patel and Lalit Yadav picked two wickets each for Delhi. Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan opened the account for Delhi. Shaw faced Shivam Mavi in the first over of the innings. Shaw was in a different mood during the game and hit six fours in the over to set the course of the match.
Kolkata could never jump back to the game, and Delhi won the game by seven wickets. Shaw made 82 runs off 41 deliveries and was adjudged player of the match. We have included today playing 11, today match pitch report, today weather report, today match prediction, and fantasy premier league team for this game. Do follow the article until the end to know more about the game.
Kolkata and Delhi have played a total of 27 games in the Indian T20 League. Kolkata has won 14 games, while Delhi has won 13 games. Although the teams have an equal record in the Delhi vs Kolkata head-to-head records; however, Delhi has won maximum games in recent times. In the last five games, Delhi has won four games.
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Kolkata Playing 11
Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna
Delhi Playing 11
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan
1. Venkatesh Iyer
Venkatesh Iyer has signed for INR 20 lakh by the Kolkata franchise in the Indian T20 League. He opened for Kolkata in the match against Bangalore and scored 41 runs with 27 balls. During his innings, he hit seven fours and a single six.
Iyer is hitting form at the right time. He is playing a prominent role in Kolkata's bid to claim their third title. Kolkata has finally managed to add a floater to their batting lineup.
2. Varun Chakravarthy
After performing outstandingly in India's leg, Varun Chakravarthy maintained his form in the game against Bangalore. He took three wickets in the game and gave away just 13 runs in four overs. He got the wickets of Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, and Wanindu Hasaranga. The fact that Varun Chakravarthy maintained his form in the game against Bangalore is an encouraging sign for Kolkata. His efforts led his team to victory as he was awarded player of the match.
1. Kagiso Rabada
In the first game against Hyderabad, Rabada picked three wickets in four overs and gave 37 runs. His bowling helped Delhi restrict Hyderabad for a below-average total of 134 runs in 20 overs.
He has picked 11 wickets in the tournament in eight games at an average of 24.09, a strike rate of 16.36, and an economy of 8.83. He has emerged as one of their star players in the tournament.
2. Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan is in a great run of form and is the current orange cap holder in the tournament. Dhawan has been hitting the ball harder than anybody else in the tournament. He has made 422 runs in nine games at an average of 52.75 and a strike rate of 131.87.
In the match against Hyderabad, he made 42 runs off just 37 deliveries. Dhawan hit six fours and a single six in the game. In this particular inning, Dhawan was unstoppable. Dhawan's aggressive approach has been a tremendous asset for his team, and he will be critical to their success in the next few games.
This section contains the best playing 11 today Indian T20 League match.
You can pick Kagiso Rabada or Shikhar Dhawan as the captain of today T20 match. You can pick Venkatesh Iyer or Shubman Gill as the vice-captain of the Indian T20 League match today.
Pitch Report Today
Kolkata and Delhi will be playing this game at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. This venue is traditionally conducive to stroke players. The most significant threat to bowlers will be the short boundaries since if they fail to get their hitting lengths right then they will inevitably be punished. However, the pacers should make sure to hit the crease hard. Meanwhile, the batters will try to score quickly because the ball travels fast under lights. The short boundaries make it easy for them to hit sixes.
Weather Report Today
The match will be starting at 2:00 PM local time. The temperature during the game will be around 40°C. The atmosphere will remain sunny and warm, with the humidity ranging over 50%.
Our prediction for this game is Delhi might defeat Kolkata. It was our Kolkata vs Delhi match prediction article. We are a new fantasy cricket app and provide fantasy teams for all the games. Follow our social media handles to remain updated with the latest content.