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IPL Fantasy 2019: Match 26, KKR vs DC - Who would be the X-Factor in today's game?

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KKR need a win in this match. (Image Courtesy: IPLT20)
KKR need a win in this match. (Image Courtesy: IPLT20)

Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Delhi Capitals at the Eden Gardens for the 26th match of Vivo IPL 2019 on April 12th. KKR come off a devastating loss to the Chennai Super Kings which halted their winning momentum. Delhi, meanwhile beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore and will play KKR after a break from fixtures, seeming fresh and keen to win.

The last time both these teams met, it was a cracker of a game as the Capitals clinched the win during a Super-Over, the only such instance in this season. There is one win separating both these sides and while Delhi will want to go into the top 4 with a win, KKR would want to recover lost ground and get back to the top of the table.

Both these teams have a lot of match-winners in their ranks and playing at the Eden Gardens which is one of the best pitches this season, a lot of runs and wickets can be expected from this match.

The game also features few of the most popular players in the IPL Fantasy League and a lot of points are up for grabs. On that note, let's take a look at who the Fantasy X-Factor will be for this match.


Pant needs to score runs in this match. (Image Courtesy: IPLT20)
Pant needs to score runs in this match. (Image Courtesy: IPLT20)

Delhi appear the side to be in better form and their bowlers have been their star performers more than their batsmen. Their strong Indian top order will look to pile on the runs on a great pitch at the Eden Gardens, and Rishabh Pant, our Fantasy X-Factor for the match will be the key player in this match.

Pant hasn't exactly hit the purple patch after his brilliant 77 against Mumbai in the team's opener and will rue his shot selection up until now. He can smash the ball right from the get go and if he gets set, he can really make a big score in the match. He will also get plenty of chances behind the stumps due to the pace in the wicket and with Andre Russell remaining a doubt due to injury, Pant is a great fantasy option.

The likes of Shreyas Iyer, Kagiso Rabada, Sunil Narine and Nitish Rana too will be good fantasy options to pick for this match.

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