Indian T20 League 2021: Match 25 – Delhi vs Kolkata

Rishabh Pant is a good captaincy pick for this match.

Match Details

Match 24 – Delhi vs Kolkata

Date & Time: April 29, 2021; 3:30 PM IST

Venue – Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.


Delhi and Kolkata will face each other in match 25 of the Indian T20 League as they begin their Ahmedabad leg of the season. Delhi are coming off a painful loss by 1 run against Bangalore. Kolkata, on the other hand, finally won a game after losing four consecutive matches. Eoin Morgan will be hoping that his troops will step up again, however, the top-order’s form is still a worry for them. Delhi are in good position at the moment and will be guarding against getting into a losing rut.

Probable Playing XIs


Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Rishabh Pant (C and WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan


Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (C), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy

Top Picks of the match

Rishabh Pant (Delhi)

Rishabh Pant is close to delivering his best. He scored an unbeaten 58 off 48 deliveries against Bangalore but couldn’t win the game for his team. Pant will bat at four and the time has come for him to play a big knock. He also gains a lot of Fantasy points as a wicketkeeper.

Nitish Rana (Kolkata)

Nitish Rana started the tournament on a high but has lost the steam it seems. He opens the innings and the team will be expecting for him to deliver with time running out. Rana opens the innings and he might give a lot of Fantasy points if he gets going with the bat.

X-Factor Player

Avesh Khan

Avesh Khan has dismissed the likes of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli this season so far. He has showed nerves of steel bowling in tough situations and picks wickets especially in death overs. Expect him to earn a lot of Fantasy points again.

Fantasy Teams

Fantasy Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Rishabh Pant (C), Eoin Morgan, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Andre Russell (VC), Axar Patel, Pat Cummins, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan.


Fantasy Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:

Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Rahul Tripathi (VC), Shikhar Dhawan (C), Steve Smith, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Axar Patel, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kagiso Rabada.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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