In the double-header matches today, the first match will be played in Abu Dhabi at 3:30 pm between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals. After this, the teams of Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad will face each other in Dubai at 7:30 pm. Kolkata will face in-form Delhi to maintain their hopes for the IPL play-offs. Delhi would like to win this match and secure their place in the play-offs. At the same time, Kolkata would like to win this match and stay in the tournament.
Delhi beat Kolkata by 18 runs in the last match:
In the previous match between both teams, the Delhi Capitals defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 18 runs. Batting first, Delhi scored 224 for 4 wickets in Sharjah. In reply, Kolkata were able to score 210 runs for 8 wickets.
Delhi-Kolkata in top-4 in points table:
Delhi and Kolkata are in the top-4 in the points table. Delhi is in second place with 14 points. In such a situation, the team needs a win to qualify in the play-offs. At the same time, Kolkata is in fourth place with 10 points.
Most expensive player in Kolkata-Delhi:
Kolkata’s most expensive player is Pat Cummins worth Rs 15.50 crore for a season. After this, Sunil Narine (12.50 crores) is the second most expensive player in KKR. At the same time, Rishabh Pant is the most expensive player in Delhi worth 15 crores and Shimron Hetmyer worth Rs 7.75 crore.
Delhi has not played the finals yet, Kolkata became champions twice:
Delhi is the only team that has not played the final till now. However, Delhi reached the semi-finals in the tournament’s opening two seasons (2008, 2009). At the same time, Kolkata has won the title twice (2012, 2014).