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IPL 2021: Matches 22-25 Preview

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James Richardson previews matches 22-25 of the Indian Premier League.

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The IPL completes its move to the new hub pairing of Ahmedabad and Delhi this week.


We have our early pacesetters in the competition, but anything can happen in the IPL.


Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore | IPL Match 22 | Tuesday 27 April 2021 | Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad | 16:00


The Delhi Capitals are riding a three-match winning streak coming into this contest while their opponents are looking to bounce back from defeat.


RCB suffered defeat in their last clash, bringing to an end their perfect start to the tournament.


This contest should be about the Capitals bowlers taking on the Challengers batsmen with the trio of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell in headline-grabbing form.


The Capitals have come through in the crunch of late but will need ever once of BMT to pull this one off.


Verdict: Delhi Capitals


Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad | IPL Match 23 | Wednesday 28 April 2021 | Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi | 16:00


The Chennai Super Kings are flying high and could move back to the top of the IPL standings with a win. 


On the other side, Sunrisers Hyderabad come into the contest off the back of a stomach-turning super over defeat.


The Sunrisers have all the talent but haven’t been able to click just yet; time is not up for them though they aren’t making it easy.


Ravindra Jadeja pt in a star turn for CSK last time out, and the team loaded with veterans will hope for more of the same from their old guard.


Verdict: Chennai Super Kings


Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals | IPL Match 24 | Thursday 29 April 2021 | Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi | 12:00


Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals have produced a mixed bag of form, but the winner of this contest will be well-placed to kick on.


Chris Morris has been vital for the Royals, who lost the services of Jofra Archer to injury.


Both teams will be looking to bounce back from big defeats and keep themselves in the top half of the table.


Mumbai Indians should be keen for Quinton de Kock to find some form and support key man Rohit Sharma.


Verdict: Mumbai Indians


Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders | IPL Match 25 | Thursday 29 April 2021 | Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad | 16:00


The Capitals are back in action in Thursday’s second match, taking on basement boys Kolkata Knight Riders.


KKR have yet to get their game-breakers firing on all cylinders but are a dangerous side when written off.


Shikhar Dhawan has led the way for the Capitals in an inspired performance from the top of the order and could end up winning the Orange Cap.


Nitish Rana has been KKR’s best batsman, but he desperately needs some backup if they are to lift themselves off the foot of the table.


Verdict: Delhi Capitals

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