Sharjah. Delhi Capitals, running in excellent form, would like to secure a place in the playoffs by defeating Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League match on Tuesday. The good thing for Delhi is that KKR’s aggressive all-rounder Andre Russell is uncertain to play in this match due to injury. Delhi, who are trying to win their maiden IPL title, have played an aggressive game this season and their eyes are not only on making the playoffs but also on doing better than last year. He was defeated by Mumbai Indians in the final last season. Delhi are on the second spot with 16 points with eight wins from ten matches, while KKR are at the fourth position with six losses and four wins. Delhi defeated Rajasthan Royals in the previous match while KKR suffered a defeat at the hands of Chennai Super Kings.
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Russell walked off the field after bowling three overs due to a hamstring injury, which KKR missed. In his absence, the famous Krishna was given the responsibility of bowling the 19th over but he could not stop Ravindra Jadeja. Eoin Morgan and his team know very well that they can do no wrong against a team running in form like Delhi. This match will be very important for them to make it to the playoffs. They will have to do well in every department against a strong team like Delhi led by Rishabh Pant. Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill will all have to score runs together. Rahul Tripathi, who scored 45 runs against Chennai, would like to maintain that form. Delhi, on the other hand, have a strong position which played well against the Royals.
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They have strong batsmen like Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw and Shimron Hetmyer. Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel have got good support from fast bowlers Anrich Norkia, Kagiso Rabada and Avesh Khan in bowling. Teams: Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Sauv, Ripple Patel, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Shreyas Iyer, Steve Smith, Amit Mishra, Anrique Norje, Avesh Khan, Ben Dwarshuis, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Kulwant Khejroliya, Lukman Meriwala, Praveen Dubey, Tom Curran, Umesh Yadav, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sam Billings and Vishnu Vinod. Kolkata Knight Riders: Eoin Morgan (captain), Dinesh Karthik, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Karun Nair, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Harbhajan Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Pawan Negi, M Pranand Krishna, Sandeep Warrier , Shivam Dubey, Tim Southee, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakraborty, Andre Russell, Ben Cutting, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Sheldon Jackson, Tim Seifert. Match Timings: From 3.30 PM onwards.