Hold on to your seats as the Arun Jaitley Stadium is set to witness an epic showdown between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 28th match of the IPL 2023. The game is scheduled to take place on Thursday, April 20, and promises to be an absolute thriller.
Both teams are coming off defeats in their previous matches and are desperately seeking a win to get their campaign back on track. DC, in particular, are yet to register a victory in the tournament and are currently languishing at the bottom of the points table. Their opponents, KKR, are not in a much better position either and will be looking to move up the ladder with a victory in this match.
DC’s batsmen have failed to fire in unison so far, but Manish Pandey stood tall in their last match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) with a gritty fifty. Mitchell Marsh may have been dismissed for a duck, but he picked up two crucial wickets for DC in the first innings. KKR, on the other hand, will be hoping that Venkatesh Iyer can continue his good form with the bat after his brilliant ton in the last game.
The bowling department has been a cause of concern for both teams, with DC and KKR struggling to contain their opponents. Suyash Sharma was the lone warrior for KKR in their last match with two wickets to his name.
As the two teams gear up for this crucial encounter, all eyes will be on which side can hold their nerve and emerge victorious. Will DC finally break their winless streak, or will KKR get back to winning ways? The answer will be revealed on Thursday at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.
Time: 7.30 PM IST
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
TV: Star Sports Network
Live Streaming: Jio Cinemas
Match: DC vs. KKR Match 28 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023
Toss: To Bowl
the pitch conditions on the game day will be a significant role in choosing who wins the toss. The team that wins the toss may decide to field first and restrict the opponent to a low total if it is anticipated that the pitch will benefit the bowlers. The venue has already hosted seven T20I matches. In 4 of those 7 games, the side pursuing the goal prevailed. In this situation, the winning captain typically choose to bowl first.
Although the Arun Jaitley Stadium is renowned as a batsman’s haven, the surface also offers considerable assistance to spinners. The last game played here included spinners playing a prominent role, and the average score in the first innings is 175. The team that wins the toss will probably decide to bat first on this slow track in Delhi because dew could harm the bowlers in the second innings.
On the day of the game, there will be mostly clar, and from 7:30 pm on, the temperature will range from 28 to 30 degrees Celcius.
|RealFeel Shade™ 28°
|Wind WSW 15km/h
|Cloud cover 22%
|Wind Gusts 33km/h
|Visibility 15 km
|Cloud ceiling 9100m
|Dew point 11°C
|Time 7.30 PM INST
DC vs KKR Head-to-Head IPL statistics :
Overall Played: 31
Won by DC: 14
Won by KKR:16
Where the two teams finished last season: DC finished 5th, while KKR finished 7th.
Win-Loss record of the two teams in IPL 2022 (league stage):
Delhi Capitals (DC) – Played – 14, Won – 7, Lost -7, Points – 14
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – Played – 14, Won – 6, Lost – 8, Points – 12
PLAYING 11 and Key Player Strategy
Delhi Capitals (DC) XI
David Warner (c), Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Manish Pandey, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Abishek Porel (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed
David Warner (c), Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje are our key players
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) XI
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), N Jagadeesan, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, , Lockie Ferguson, are our key players
BETTING TIPS DC VS KKR
KKR TO WIN
In the upcoming fixture between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), the latter seems to have the upper hand. DC’s batting lineup has been struggling to score runs this season, while KKR has a few match-winners who can cause trouble for DC’s bowlers. KKR’s Venkatesh Iyer is the second-highest run-scorer this season with 234 runs in the last five matches, averaging 46.80.
Although DC holds a 3-2 advantage over KKR in the last five head-to-head matches, KKR is a strong and well-balanced team, with a potent batting and bowling lineup in good form. Based on current predictions, KKR is the favorite team to win this match due to various factors.
Firstly, KKR has performed better than DC so far this season, and secondly, they have a decent record at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. On the other hand, DC has lost all five matches played and will be under pressure. Additionally, KKR’s batting order is in good form, and they have won most matches played against DC recently. David Warner has been averaging 45.60 over the last five innings played for DC this season.
Considering all these factors, we predict that KKR will defeat DC in the upcoming match.