The Indian Premier League is gearing up with its first doubleheader weekend match coming up right on its way. Both the teams are still unfamiliar with the Sharjah grounds and a run fest could be expected in the upcoming matches going to be played at Sharjah cricket ground on 3rd October 2020.
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS-
In the beginning, the team over relied on Pat Cummins but It’s interesting to see how the young pacers of the team responded owing the team a complete bowling lineup. Varun Chakravarty, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti handled the wickets and kept the Royal’s top order quiet too. Their experiment of opening with Sunil Narayan did not work for long. The team might opt for a change in the top order but the short boundaries at Sharjah Might get him an another chance. Another opener for the team, Nitish Rana looks in complete control before hitting a single or big hits.
The biggest set back for the teams draws to their skippers. To provide depth, Dinesh Karthik has been moved to number four slot and the strategy worked well for the team. With the likes of Eoin Morgan an Andre Russell, the team is good to go.
With a decent combination of accumulators and hitters, It seems to be the most well balanced team in the tournament. With Pat Cummins forming a deep batting lineup for the team And a good bowling part, still the team is going to have a huge test today. Considering the form of Andre Russell and Eoin Morgan and their six hitting abilities, beating the team might take some effort.
Even though with a superb start, Delhi capitals faced defeat to Sunrises Hyderabad which led to removal of the team from the top position on the points table. The team needs to win the upcoming match to get back to the top position. Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis and Prithvi Shaw could not resist to wait and got out due to going for win too early. The players have lost consistency and Shimron Hetmyer could be replaced due to his clueless performance on all occasions.
The bowling attack of the team viz, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje have always been brilliant whenever asked to bowl
picking wickets in early over’s as well as death. The bowling however could experience a bit with the addition of Ishant Sharma.
Delhi capitals is overall a terrific side but lacks consistency and application. Their bowling attack seems successful on Sharjah grounds. If the bowlers however manage is to perform, the team is able to score any total on the surface.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS-
The ground favours teams to score any desired targets down. With short boundaries and dew factor to be considered, setting a total can be a major difficult task. Well, both teams have a fantastic batting lineup which can chase down any desire total. The ground remains the favorite one for the bowlers. Despite the fact that the surface will be somewhat two-paced, the short limits will discredit the preferred position the spinnners have. Change of movement and hitting the deck hard would be the key for the brisk bowlers. With zero probability of rain, dew might still come into frame. That’s why the captain winning the toss might choose to bat first.