Venue – Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
2 teams which started off with a win in IPL 2019 in contrasting styles are all set to face off against each other in Feroz Shah Kotla. No major changes are expected for both the teams and all Indian fans will be eager to catch the face off between the present and the future wicket-keepers of India.
Feroz Shah Kotla has one of the smallest outfields in the country and so, high targets can be chased. The average 1st innings score at this venue in IPL 2018 was around 180 but surely the teams would like to score more to give their bowlers a good total to defend.
Must have picks
After witnessing mayhem in Wankhede Stadium, where even the best death bowler in the world, was taken to the cleaners you would not want to risk dropping him. He has amassed 360 runs in just 196 balls in his last 5 innings at Feroz Shah Kotla and seeing the way CSK struggled with their death bowling without the likes of Lungi Ngidi last season, Feroz Shah Kotla may witness a Pant special yet again.
“Parashakthi Express” as he is fondly called by CSK fans, might take off multiple times come Tuesday evening. He has carried his form from SA into IPL and his records at this very venue must be very encouraging for MS Dhoni and his men. He has taken 17 wickets in 11 matches and has a brilliant economy of 6.89.
“Gabbar” returns to Feroz Shah Kotla as an IPL home player after 11 long years. He would want to make a memorable homecoming and he has been in good form recently. He has scored significant amount of runs against the current CSK bowlers and his last 2 scores at this venue read as 80(52) and 92(50).
Value for money picks
Rahul Tewatia is one of the most underrated finishers in IPL. His ability to clear the fence was in fine display against Mumbai Indians in the last match. He can come in and score a quickfire 20 and shift the momentum towards his side. If the pitch is conducive to spin bowling, he could also pick up a couple of wickets, as batsmen tend to go hard against him, misjudging him as the weak link in bowling attack
Colin Ingram went for big bucks in IPL 2019 Auction and he has exactly shown why he was worth it in Wankhede Stadium. A complete team player, a wonderful player of spin and has a wealth of experience facing top quality bowlers from all major T20 leagues going around in the world.
Suggested Playing XI
- Shikhar Dhawan (VC)
- Ambati Rayudu
- Shreyas Iyer
- Colin Ingram
- Rishab Pant (C, WK)
- Kedar Jadhav
- Rahul Tewatia
- Sandeep Lamichhane
- Harbhajan Singh
- Kagiso Rabada
- Imran Tahir
Shane Watson has never enjoyed a happy return flight after playing at Feroz Shah Kotla. He has so far scored only 87 runs in 6 matches here. Also, Sandeep Lamichhane got the better of Shane Watson in the very first delivery he bowled to him in BBL 2018/19. After seeing his struggles against Yuzvendra Chahal in last match, don’t be surprised if we see Sandeep Lamichhane opening the bowling.
Suresh Raina has not made all the right noises with the bat recently. Interestingly, he has the least average against Delhi Capitals amongst all current IPL teams. He has scored 507 runs at an average of 26.68.
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