The Delhi Capitals will aim to place the ‘no-ball’ issue behind them and gather much-needed momentum against the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League on Thursday.

The Delhi Capitals were defeated by the Rajasthan Royals by a margin of 15 runs during a game marked by a bowling dispute over a high full toss, which resulted in a one-match ban for assistant coach Pravin Amre.

In quarantine, head coach Ricky Ponting felt helpless as he watched the close conclusion. Now that he’s back with the club, he’s optimistic about regaining momentum and allowing his players to perform to their full ability.

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The Delhi Capitals are presently fifth within the points standings, having won three of their last seven games. KKR is ranked seventh after losing their past four games.

With the Delhi batting line-up including David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, and Powell, KKR’s diverse attack will get on high attention to put a stop to the rampage.

Warner stumbled against the Royals after hitting three consecutive fifties and would want to be raring to play another significant knock. the identical is said about Shaw, who has got to turn his starts into huge scores.

Sarfaraz Khan, Delhi’s most up-to-date choice at number three, too failed, and it remains to be seen if he gets benched or not. Pant, together with all-rounders Lalit Yadav, Shardul Thakur, and Axar Patel, would need to shoulder more responsibility.

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Pant has the power to change any game on his own, but he hasn’t lived up to his full potential, and also the skipper is looking to form amends on Thursday at the Wankhede, where the tracks have aided hitters.

When Powell’s six-hitting skill is factored in, Delhi has all the specified firepower. Delhi’s bowling has performed admirably, but the battering at the hands of Jos Buttler must be forgotten. Mustafizur Rahman, who may achieve success at the top, has been getting wickets alongside Khaleel Ahmed.

While Kuldeep Yadav has rehabilitated himself, the opposite spinners Axar and Lalit have also performed admirably. The trio encompasses a combined total of 20 wickets, and their 12 overs are going to be critical.

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Meanwhile, KKR must find the proper mix, and therefore the batsmen, notably captain Iyer, must perform better.

Shreyas and therefore the starting combination of Sam Billings and Sunil Narine both failed within the previous game. If they are going with the identical openers, the 2 will have to get off to a quick start.

It would not be an easy challenge for the likes of Shreyas, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, and Venkatesh Iyer, especially against informed Delhi spinners. Pushing Venkatesh down within the chain of command hasn’t worked either.

Shreyas has stated that it’s only a matter of your time until KKR becomes unstoppable as a squad.

Umesh Yadav and Tim Southee of KKR are excellent pacers. Varun Chakravarthy appears to be the only real weak link since he’s having a disappointing season.

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Kolkata Knight Riders: Aaron Finch, Abhijeet Tomar, Ajinkya Rahane, Baba Indrajith, Nitish Rana, Pratham Singh, Rinku Singh, Shreyas Iyer, Ashok Sharma, Pat Cummins, Rasikh Dar, Shivam Mavi, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, VarunChakaravarthy, Aman Khan, Andre Russell, Anukul Roy, Chamika Karunaratne, Mohammed Nabi, Ramesh Kumar, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Sam Billings, Sheldon Jackson.

Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant (Captain), Ashwin Hebbar, David Warner, Mandeep Singh, Prithvi Shaw, Rovman Powell, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya, Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lalit Yadav, Mitchell Marsh, Pravin Dubey, Ripal Patel, Sarfaraz Khan, Vicky Ostwal, Yash Dhull, KS Bharat and Tim Seifert.

The match between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders starts at 7:30 PM IST.