Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals: Delhi Capitals face in-form KKR test

April 9, 2022

Indian Premier League 2022
Betting Tips for Match 19
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
April 10,2022, 03:30 PM

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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will face Delhi Capitals in match 19 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. The match is to begin at 3:30pm IST.

Both teams have faced off 28 times in the history of the competition where the Knight Riders have a slight edge with 16 wins compared to 12 victories of the Capitals.

Teams Status

Kolkata Knight Riders Form and Team News:

Kolkata Knight Riders will enter the contest against Delhi Capitals as favorites, largely because of their impressive start to the campaign where they’ve already won three out of the first four matches.

In their previous outing, KKR thrashed Mumbai Indians by five wickets in a match where they chase down the target of 162 in just 16 overs.

The management will be hoping to see the players continue producing similar kinds of performances in the matches to come.

So far, the side’s strength has been their bowling where pacer Umesh Yadav is leading the way with nine wickets at an outstanding average of just 9.33 along with an economy-rate of less than six runs per over.

Veteran off-spinner Sunil Narine has been a great help for the right-arm pacer as well where despite claiming just two wickets in the first four matches, he has conceded runs at an economy-rate of just 4.75.

Inclusion of Pat Cummins, who played a match-winning innings in the outing against Mumbai, has surely strengthened the bowling lineup even further.

In the batting department, West Indies’ explosive all-rounder Andre Russell is leading the charts with 106 runs. He is one of the only two batters from the KKR to score a half-century in the competition.

Delhi Capitals Form and Team News:

Delhi Capitals will enter the contest against the Knight Riders as an underdog. The reason is their rather disappointing start to the campaign where they’ve only managed to register two points from the first three matches.

In the previous outing, the Capitals suffered a six-wicket defeat against newcomers Lucknow Super Giants and therefore, the management will be hoping to see the players produce a much better display in the matches to come.

Like KKR, Delhi’s problem this season has been their batting where only one batter — opener Prithvi Shaw — has registered a half-century in the first three matches of the campaign. He is also leading the run charts for the Capitals after scoring 109 runs at an average of 36.33.

The bowling looks in a much better shape where left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav is leading the way with six wickets at an average of 16.33. He is well-supported by two left-arm pacers Khaleel Ahmed and Mustafizur Rahman, who have taken four and three wickets, respectively.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Kolkata Knight Riders Delhi Capitals
Sportsbet.io 1.90 1.91
PariPesa 1.96 1.96
22Bet 1.90 1.90
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With three victories out of four matches played, Kolkata Knight Riders will be favorites to win their game against Delhi Capitals. On the sportsbooks at Sportsbet.io, Paripesa, and 22Bet, the odds for a Kolkata Knight Riders win are placed at 1.90, 1.96, and 1.90, respectively. On the other hand,1.91, 1.96, and 1.90 are the odds for a Delhi Capitals victory in the three sportsbooks above.

Tipster’s Angle

Kolkata Knight Riders have kick-start their campaign on a winning note. Two-time IPL Champions have surprised everyone with their clinical performances. Captain Shreyas Iyer will be hoping that the side can extend their lead at the top of the league table.

On the other hand, Delhi Capitals will have to bring their best cricket to the fore to get a positive result out of this contest.

Tip: Umesh Yadav to lead the bowling charge for Kolkata Knight [email protected]

Pacer Umesh Yadav has put in excellent performances in the four matches played for Kolkata Knight Riders this season. In the previous game, Chahar bowled well and picked up one wicket against Mumbai Indians. Yadav is backed to be top bowler for Kolkata Knight Riders. These odds have been sourced from Sportsbet.io.

Tip: Prithvi Shaw to continue his decent form for Delhi [email protected]

Opening batsman showcased decent form for Delhi Capitals in the three matches played so far this season. Uthappa is expected to score well over 23.5 runs and is tipped to be top batsman for Delhi Capitals.These odds have been sourced from Sportsbet.io.


Both teams will be coming into the contest with contrasting morale as the Knight Riders will be on the high after beating Mumbai whereas the Capitals will be feeling low after suffering a defeat against the Super Giants.

On paper and as per the current form, there is no reason to suggest that Delhi will have enough firepower to get the better of in-form KKR.

Therefore, the prediction is for the Shreyas Iyer-led unit to secure their fourth win in the campaign.

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