DC Vs KKR Match Preview: Head To Head In IPL

The Delhi Capitals (DC) will take on the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 28th Match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi, India on April 20th (Thursday) at 7:30 PM (IST).

Up until now, Kolkata Knight Riders have secured victories in two out of their five matches, positioning them at the seventh spot on the points table with 4 points and a net run rate of +0.320. In contrast, Delhi Capitals have lost all five of their games and are currently at the bottom of the points table with a net run rate of -1.488.

Head-to-Head Record:

Out of the 31 matches played between these two teams, Kolkata Knight Riders have won 16 matches while Delhi Capitals have won 14 matches. One match ended in a tie and was later won by Delhi Capitals in the Super Over.

Expected Playing 11

Delhi Capitals:

  • Expected WicketKeeper – Abishek Porel
  • Expected Batsmen – David Warne(c), Yash Dhull
  • Expected Allrounders – Manish Pandey, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav
  • Expected Bowlers – Mustafizur Rahman, Anrich Nortje, Mukesh Kumar

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • Expected WicketKeeper – Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Narayan Jagadeesan
  • Expected Batsmen – Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c)
  • Expected  Allrounders – Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur
  • Expected Bowlers – Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy, Suyash Sharma

 Pitch Report

In the previous game held at this venue, the slow bowlers received significant support. Considering the sluggish nature of the surface and the possibility of dew affecting the bowlers in the latter half, the team that wins the toss in Delhi would likely choose to bat first Delhi Capitals have won 30 out of 73 matches played in this venue. Approximately 170 individuals are anticipated to be present here.

Toss: Bat first

The toss will take place at 7 PM IST. To date, the Arun Jaitley Stadium has staged 79 IPL matches, with the team batting first triumphing on 35 occasions, and the chasing team emerging victorious in 43 games. Additionally, one match ended in a ‘no result’ at this stadium.

IPL Stats –

  • Highest team score: 231/4 – Delhi Capitals v/s Punjab Kings, 2011
  • The average score (first inning): 161.95
  • Expected score: 170+

Weather Report 

The IPL match between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders is not expected to be affected by rainfall. The wind speed is forecasted to be approximately 11m/h throughout the 20-over match, and the temperature may range from 21 degrees Celsius to 35 degrees Celsius. The expected humidity level is around 53 percent.

Match prediction

The key for the Capitals would be to post imposing totals, and their top three batsmen hold the key to achieving that objective. However, the Knight Riders possess a potent spin attack featuring Sunil Narine, Varun Chakaravarthy and Suyash Sharma, which could work in their favor as Delhi’s batting lineup is not well-equipped to tackle spinners. Additionally, the Capitals appear to have a stronger all-around unit, with several dangerous bowlers capable of dismantling Kolkata’s batting lineup. Although KKR cannot be ruled out entirely, DC seems poised to register their first win of IPL 2023 on Thursday.

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