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IPL 2024: KKR vs DC Match 47 – Top 3 player battles to watch out for

IPL 2024: KKR vs DC Match 47 - Top 3 player battles to watch out for

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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Delhi Capitals (DC) are gearing up for their second clash in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2024). When the two met earlier this month, DC were annihilated by 106 runs in Visakhapatnam as the KKR batters posted a humongous 272 on the board.

However, things won’t be easy for KKR this time as Delhi received a booster dose in the explosive Jake Fraser-McGurk. The young Australian young gun has taken almost every bowler he has faced so far this season to the cleaners. While KKR will rely on their pinch-hitter Sunil Narine, DC will counter-attack with Fraser-McGurk, offering an exciting batting feast.

Notably, DC are coming on the back of a 10-run win over Mumbai Indians, while KKR suffered their third loss of the season against Punjab Kings in their last match. Apart from Narine and Fraser-McGurk’s ferocious onslaught, some other key battles are also in line at the Eden Gardens on Monday, April 29.

Also Read: Delhi Capitals strongest predicted playing XI against Kolkata Knight Riders

Here are the top three player battles to watch out for in IPL 2024: KKR vs DC, Match 47:

3. Jake Fraser-McGurk versus Sunil Narine

Jake Fraser-McGurk entered the IPL arena with a lot of hype, and the 23-year-old proved that was not enough to describe his talent. The DC opener has amassed 247 runs in just five matches at an average of 49.40 and an incredible strike rate of 237.50. He has made a habit of making bowlers suffer in the powerplay.

KKR will come up with several strategies to stop the youngster from creating damage early on. Notably, Fraser-McGurk has fallen to spin twice across three innings in IPL 2024. This might force Shreyas Iyer to bring in Sunil Narine inside the powerplay. The ace spinner has taken 10 wickets and has conceded runs at just 6.96 economy.

Also Read: Kolkata Knight Riders strongest predicted playing XI against Delhi Capitals

2. Rishabh Pant versus Varun Chakravarthy

Rishabh Pant has been in form this season, scoring nearly 400 runs at an average of 46.38 and a strike rate of 160.61. Jake Fraser-McGurk would set the stage for a mammoth total and Pant would be responsible for providing a stylish finishing touch.

Also Check: IPL 2024 Points Table

The DC skipper is likely to face a tough challenge against KKR’s mystery spinner Varun Chakaravarthy in the upcoming match. Pant will come in at No. 4 or 5 and steady the innings and he will have to deal with Chakaravarthy in this process. Although the right-arm spinner has not been at his best so far, he has dismissed Pant twice in five IPL meetings, conceding just 27 runs off 26 balls.

1. Andre Russell versus Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav has taken 12 wickets in seven matches and is in excellent form. However, those numbers don’t scare Caribbean giant Andre Russell when he’s on song. The KKR finisher is striking at 186.46 this year and we may see his fury against the DC bowlers on Monday.

Rishabh Pant will use Kuldeep as a weapon against the big man in the middle overs. The left-arm wrist-spinner has dismissed Russell once in three IPL meetings. But the KKR all-rounder’s IPL strike rate against left-arm spinners since 2022 is 173.17. Expect an enticing battle between the two when KKR take on DC.

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