The Delhi Capitals will face the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 28th match of the Tata IPL 2023. The game will be held at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, with DC hoping to earn their first win of the season against KKR.
DC is at the bottom of the table with 0 points after 5 defeats in 5 matches. KKR, on the other hand, won two of the five games they played to finish sixth in the points table with four points.
Both teams have lost momentum in recent games, so this game will be critical for both teams to get back on track. DC is eager to overcome their batting issues this season, whereas KKR will try to limit the runs they have considered in the last overs.
The 28th Match between Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders will take place on April 20th, 2023 at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.
Match Details to Note
Match: Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 28th Match, Indian Premier League 2023
Date: April 20, 2023 (Thursday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
DC will play KKR in the upcoming match to open a points account after suffering five consecutive defeats this season. Playing in front of a home crowd could help the Delhi Capitals get back on track on April 20, 2023.
DC’s bowlers did an outstanding job against RCB in the previous match, but the batters fell short of the 175-run target. Mitchell Marsh and Kuldeep Yadav each took two wickets to limit RCB’s attacking batting unit, while Axar Patel and Lalit Yadav each took one wicket with spin bowling.
While chasing a 175-run target, DC lost four wickets early in the powerplay and scored only 30 runs in the first six overs. Despite Manish Pandey’s 50 runs from 38 balls, no other batter scored more than 25 runs, and the team lost by 23 runs. The form of Prithvi Shaw and Mitchell Marsh remains a major concern for DC in this year’s campaign.
So far this season, Captain David Warner has been DC’s lone warrior in the batting order. Because the team’s middle order has yet to live up to expectations, they have been unable to capitalize on their batting strength this season. They will now attempt to overcome those issues against KKR in order to win the first game of the season.
David Warner (c), Prithvi Shaw, Ripal Patel, Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Yash Dhull, Mitchell Marsh, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Khaleel Ahmed, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Aman Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Praveen Dubey, Vicky Ostwal, Ishant Sharma, Phil Salt, Mukesh Kumar, Manish Pandey, Rilee Rossouw
Players to watch out for:
The Australian opener has three half-centuries in the competition but has yet to hit a six in the 2023 IPL. At the top of the order, he is a consistent source of runs.
The middle-order batter led the Delhi Capitals to a 50-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday.
The South African pace bowler has not taken a wicket in his last three appearances, but he did take 2-39 in his first game of the tournament earlier this month at this venue.
Possible Playing XI:
Prithvi Shaw, David Warner (c), Mitchell Marsh, Manish Pandey, Yash Dhull, Abishek Porel (wk), Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Aman Hakim Khan, Anrich Nortje, Kuldeep Yadav
KKR lost two consecutive games against the Sunrisers and the Mumbai Indians, erasing the momentum they had gained with two brilliant wins over the Gujarat Titans and the Royal Challengers Bangalore. To get back on track, they will face the Washington Capitals, who have struggled to find a rhythm this season.
Venkatesh Iyer, KKR’s impact player against MI in the previous match, shone with a bat to score a brilliant century for this team after a 15-year wait since Brendon McCullum scored a ton in 2008. Despite the failure of other batters in the squad, KKR scored 185 runs on the board thanks to Iyer’s 104 runs from 51 balls.
While defending 186 runs against MI at Wankhede Stadium, KKR’s bowlers faltered in the powerplay, allowing 65 runs in the first five overs. MI’s batters quickly dominated KKR’s bowlers and chased the target with 14 balls remaining. Suyash Sharma was the only bowler who applied some pressure to the opposition, taking two wickets for 27 runs in four overs.
So far this season, the KKR team has not put in enough effort to win. They rely on a few players to perform, so they have lost the last two games despite scoring well. They must address these concerns while facing DC in the next game.
Nitish Rana (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh, N. Jagadeesan, Vaibhav Arora, Suyash Sharma, David Wiese, Kulwant Khejroliya, Litton Das, Mandeep Singh, Shakib Al Hasan
Players to watch out for:
Despite losing to the Mumbai Indians, Venkatesh Iyer was named Player of the Match after hitting six fours and nine sixes.
After hitting 45 and 75 in the previous two games, the skipper made only five runs in the most recent match. He is an excellent attacking batter.
The leg-spinner has a wicket in each of the last two games and has only gone wicketless once this season.
Possible Playing XI:
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Narayan Jagadeesan, Nitish Rana (c), Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy
Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Head to Head
Over the years of the IPL, these two teams have been very evenly matched, with the Kolkata Knight Riders leading the head to head 16-15. In 2022, the Delhi Capitals won both competitions.
Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Head to Head Stats in IPL
|Matches Played||DC Won||KKR Won||Tie||NR|
Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Toss Prediction
So far, the stadium has hosted seven Twenty20 International games. The team chasing the target won four of those seven games. In this case, the winning captain usually chooses to bowl first.
Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Pitch Report
This match will take place at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. This stadium holds 41,000 people and has hosted numerous domestic and international games.This match will take place at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. This stadium holds 41,000 people and has hosted numerous domestic and international games.
On match day, the sky will be clear. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be 34°C and 27°C, respectively. In the game’s second inning, the pitch helps batters.
Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Prediction
Looking at both sides, KKR has the advantage in the upcoming match against DC. This season, DC’s batting order has struggled to score runs. KKR, on the other hand, has few match winners in the squad who can pose a challenge to DC’s bowlers in the next match. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Kolkata Knight Riders is the favourite to beat Delhi Capitals at the odds of 1.85.
Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Venkatesh Iyer has hit 234 runs in the tournament and has the highest individual score so far. He is our pick for Kolkata Knight Riders’ highest run scorer against Delhi Capitals.