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Today is the double header (two matches in a day) in the 13th season of the IPL. 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 be face to face in Dubai at 7:30 pm in a do or die match.
Kolkata will take on in-form Delhi to maintain their hopes for the play-offs. Kolkata were held to the smallest score of the season by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the previous match. 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.
After this, Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad will be face to face. Winning this match is essential for both teams to stay in the tournament. The losing team will have to win all their remaining matches for the play-offs.
Delhi beat Kolkata by 18 runs in the last match
The last time in the season, the Delhi Capitals defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 18 runs in a clash between the two teams. 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, he needs a win to qualify in the play-offs. At the same time, Kolkata is in fourth place with 10 points.
Hyderabad defeated Punjab
The last time when Punjab and Hyderabad faced each other, Hyderabad won the match by 69 runs. While batting first in Hyderabad, Hyderabad scored 201 for 6 wickets. Punjab were piled on for 132 runs in 16.5 overs.
Hyderabad 5th and Punjab 6th in points table
Talking about the points table, Hyderabad is in 5th place with 4 wins in the season. At the same time, Punjab has won 4 matches in the season, but due to low net runrate, it is in 6th place.
Most expensive player in Kolkata-Delhi
Kolkata’s most expensive player is Pat Cummins. He will get Rs 15.50 crore for the season. After this comes the number of Sunil Naren, who will get 12.50 crores of the season. At the same time, Rishabh Pant is the most expensive player in Delhi with 15 crores and Shimron Hetmyer worth 7.75 crores.
Expensive players of punjab-hyderabad
The most expensive player from Hyderabad is David Warner. The franchise will give them Rs 12.50 crore for the season. It is followed by Manish Pandey (11 crore), the other expensive player in the team. At the same time, Captain Lokesh Rahul is the most expensive player in Punjab with a price of 11 crores and Glenn Maxwell 10.75 crores.
Pitch and Weather Report
The skies will remain clear during the matches in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Temperatures in Abu Dhabi are expected to be between 23 and 34 degrees Celsius and temperatures in Dubai are between 22 and 35 degrees Celsius. Having slow wickets in Abu Dhabi will also help the spinners a lot. The team that wins the toss will like to bowl first. Prior to this IPL, the success rate of the first bowling team victory in the last 44 T20s was 56.81%.
The pitch in Dubai may help the batsmen. Being a slow wicket here will also help the spinners a lot. The team that wins the toss will like to bat first. Here the success rate of the first batting team in 61 T20 matches before this IPL has been 55.74%.
Record in dubai
Record in Abu Dhabi
Delhi has not played the finals yet, Kolkata became 2 time champions
Delhi is the only team that could not play 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).
Hyderabad won the title 2 times
Hyderabad has also played the finals three times (2018, 2016, 2009) and won twice (2016, 2009). At the same time, Punjab is yet to win the IPL title. Punjab has reached the finals only once in 2014.
Hyderabad’s success rate higher than Punjab in IPL
Hyderabad has a success rate of 52.96% in the IPL. Hyderabad has played 118 matches so far, of which it has won 62 matches and lost 56. At the same time, Punjab has a success rate of 45.69%. Punjab has played 186 matches so far, of which it has won 86 and lost 100.
Kolkata’s success rate higher than IPL in Delhi
Kolkata has a success rate of 52.12% in the league. Kolkata has played a total of 188 matches, winning 97 and losing 91. At the same time, Delhi’s success rate is 45.13%. Delhi has played a total of 187 matches, winning 84 and losing 102. 2 matches were inconclusive.