Kuldeep Yadav bowled wonderfully as Delhi Capitals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 44 runs on Sunday at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium.
Kuldeep Yadav bowled brilliantly as Delhi Capitals defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 44 runs on Sunday at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium in IPL 2022
Earlier, chasing 216 for a victory, KKR got off to a shaky start, losing openers Venkatesh Iyer and Ajinkya Rahane for 18 and 8 runs, respectively.
However, Shreyas Iyer and Nitish Rana batted brilliantly to help KKR regain control of the game.
Rana went ahead and scored 30 runs, while Shreyas got out after making a fifty in the match.
Prithvi Shaw and David Warner both hit the 50s in the first innings, helping the Delhi Capitals to a total of 215/5. DC got off to a fantastic start, with Shaw and Warner putting up 93 runs for the very first wicket.
As KKR pushed DC back in the middle overs, Shaw was dismissed at 51 runs and Warner was out at 61. However, Shardul Thakur and Axar Patel closed the innings in style, pushing the total to over 200 runs.
Sunil Narine closed with two wickets, while Pat Cummins, Umesh Yadav, and Varun Chakravarthy were all out in four overs.
Team members of the Kolkata Knight Riders include:
Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Ajinkya Rahane, Pat Cummins, Venkatesh Iyer, Umesh Yadav, Sam Billings (wk.), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Rasikh Salam, Varun Chakravarthy
Team members of the Delhi Capitals include:
Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant (c & wk.), Rovman Powell, Shardul Thakur, David Warner, Mustafizur Rahman, Sarfaraz Khan, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed.
Points Table for the IPL 2022
Last season, the Delhi Capitals finished first in the IPL 2022 point standings, with eventual winners the Chennai Super Kings coming in second.
In the IPL points table, Royal Challengers Bangalore placed third, while in the IPL finals, Kolkata Knight Riders finished fourth.
With the advent of two new teams in IPL 2022, the competition for IPL 2022 points will be tough.
SunRisers Hyderabad finished last in the IPL rankings after winning only three games all season.
They will undoubtedly be expecting a turnaround in fortunes and will try to finish considerably higher on the IPL points table.
Last season’s Orange Cap winner, Ruturaj Gaikwad, who was retained by CSK, will be hoping to recreate his successes,
While Virat Kohli,
who now bears the weight of leadership, will be eager to reclaim the Orange Cap, which he last won in the IPL in 2016.
Harshal Patel of the Royal Challengers Bangalore was the surprise package in the fight for the Purple Cap, finally winning it with a massive 32 wickets.
Avesh Khan, a fast bowler for the Delhi Capitals, finished second in the Purple Cap race with 24 wickets.
He will, however, be seen in different colors after the Delhi Capitals were unable to acquire him for the team.
Instead, his new team, Lucknow Super Giants, lavished cash on him, hoping he could replicate his IPL 2021 performance and achievements.
The top 10 in the Purple Cap race was dominated by Indian bowlers, with only Rashid Khan and Jason Holder representing international players.
With so many new faces and players joining new teams, the fight for the Purple Cap is set to be intense.
The IPL 2022 will be contested in a revolutionary style, with teams separated into two groups.
The playoffs will be held for the top four clubs in the IPL points table.
Published: Gargi Sharma
Edited: Aaradhana Singh