Steve Smith opens innings with Dhawan against KKR

In Today’s double-header, Delhi Capitals take on Kolkata Knight Riders. KKR skipper Eoin Morgan has won the toss and decided to bowl first.

KKR has made two changes. In place of Andre Russel and Prasidh Krishna,  Tim Southee and Sandeep Warrier are included in the final eleven against DC. New Zealand speedster Tim Southee is making his debut for KKR.

Australian top player Steve Smith is opening the innings for Delhi Capitals with Shikhar Dhawan. He is playing in place of injured Prithvi Shaw. This match is key for KKR to better their playoff chances. DC is at 35/0 in 5 overs, Dhawan 24 runs( 20 balls, 5X4), Smith-11( 10 balls, 1X4).

Already, four IPL teams including KKR, PBKS, MI, and RR were with the same(8) points in the points- table. From today onwards, every match is crucial for these four teams to enter into the playoffs.

In the second match, Mumbai Indians will take on Punjab Kings. CSK, DC, and RCB are in the top three positions in the IPL points table.

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