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Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders T20 Match Prediction

Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, IPL 2024

DC will take on KKR in the 16th match of the IPL 2024. The match will be played at the Dr. Y.S Rajasekhara Reddy Stadium in Visakhapatnam and will start at 7:30 PM IST on April 3.

Not many would have expected Delhi Capitals to beat an in form Chennai Super Kings but cricket once again showed its unpredictable nature as the Rishabh Pant-led side opened its account in IPL 2024 with a 20 run win for CSK.

Nothing went right for DC in the previous two matches where they suffered big defeats; however, there were plenty of positives against CSK which would have instilled belief in the DC camp. The biggest relief for DC will be Rishabh Pant’s return to form. Runs from Pant can make a huge difference to the Capitals. Also, the bowlers showed nerves of steel and help the team defend the score. If the bowlers are in form, DC can be a threatening team.

Meanwhile, KKR have been brilliant in the two games they have played, picking up wins over SRH and RCB. It has been a roller-coaster ride for the Shreyas Iyer-led side so far but they have played on batting friendly decks. How the team performs on wickets that will test the betters’ skill will give a clear idea of where the team stands at the moment. The game against DC could be their toughest game so far.

Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders T20 Live Streaming

TV channels: In India, DC vs KKR match will be available on Star Network. The match will also be available on Sky Sports (UK), Fox Sports (Australia), Sky Sport NZ (New Zealand), SuperSport (South Africa) and Willow TV (USA)

IPL 2024 Live Streaming: DC vs KKR fixture will be live-streamed on Jio Cinema in India. In Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal, the matches can be watched live on Yupp TV.  Other channels where the match will be streamed live are Willow, Foxtel Go and Kayo.

DC vs KKR Match Toss Prediction

Both teams should bat first if they win the toss. As we saw in the last game against CSK, batting got tougher in the second innings thus having runs on the board will help.

DC vs KKR Pitch Report

The surface should offer equal contest between the bat and ball. It’s a fresh wicket and there is some help on offer for the pacers. There was some grass in the first game so there was little to no help for the spinners. However, if the same pitch is used, spinners could have more say in then game.

Visakhapatnam Weather Report

The temperature will range around 27 degrees in the evening. There will be a gentle breeze blowing at 24 KMPH that could promote swing bowling with new ball.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Indian Premier League 2024

DC Team News & Playing 11

DC Team News

Kuldeep Yadav missed out in the previous game due to a niggle. If he has recovered, he will return to the playing XI. That is the only change we see at the moment. Anrich Nortje has been taken for plenty so far but he should retain his place given his match winning skills.

DC Key Players

  • David Warner – Warner backed up his 49 run knock against RR with a fluent 52 against CSK. Warner was in destructive mood and tormented the CSK attack, hitting five fours and three sixes. Warner has been given a license to go for the kill from ball one and the intent has worked wonders for him so far.
  • Mitchell Marsh – Mitchell Marsh has also looked good but the big innings has eluded him. He has been demoted down the order to accommodate Prithvi Shaw as opener. It won’t be long before Marsh brings out a special innings for DC.
  • Kuldeep Yadav – Assuming that Kuldeep Yadav is fit and available; he will play a big role for DC.  KKR have quite a few left hand batters in the playing XI and Kuldeep will be a big asset for DC against the dangerous southpaws. However, he has all the skill to get the best right hand batters out as well.
  • Axar Patel – Axar Patel has been magnificent over the years for DC both with bat and ball. He was instrumental in DC’s win over CSK, giving away just 20 runs and taking the wicket of Daryl Mitchell. He is also a very reliable batter down the order.

DC Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Abishek Porel, Jake Frazer McGurk, Praveen Dubey, Kumar Kushagra, Rasikh Salam

Abishek Porel can be used as an impact player where he can come down the order and add those extra 20 30 runs for the team. However, if a bowler is needed, Rasikh Salam should be the top choice.

DC Team Form

DC lost the first two games in IPL 2024 but they were outstanding against CSK. They will now look to ride on momentum and string together a few big wins.

DC Predicted Playing 11

David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Tristan Stubbs, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar, Ishant Sharma

KKR Team News & Playing 11

KKR Team News

Phil Salt has done just enough to keep Rahmanullah Gurbaz out of the playing XI. KKR also missed Nitish Rana in the last game due to injury. If he is fit, Rana should be back in the playing XI. The team should not make any other change to the playing XI.

KKR Key Players

  • Phil Salt – Phil Salt has done well in the two games he has played so far. He scored 54 in the first game against SRH and backed it up with a 30 run knock against RCB. Salt is one of the best in this format of the game and has shown remarkable consistency in recent times. He will be a key player for KKR.
  • Sunil Narine – Narine is a very useful cricketer to have. He is sensational with the ball and we all are aware how big a threat he possesses to a batting team, however, against RCB he showed he is a match winner with the bat as well, scoring 47 runs in 22 balls, hitting five sixes.
  • Andre Russell – Russell is also one of the key members of the KKR team. Given his all-round abilities, he is always in the game. He scored a fiery 64 in the first game. In the second game, he did not get a chance to bat so he contributed with the ball and picked two wickets for 29 runs.
  • Rinku Singh – Rinku Singh has not got enough opportunity so far but he has been in magnificent form and if KKR find themselves in trouble, he will be the one who can bail them out and put the team in a position of strength.

KKR Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Suyash Sharma, Vaibhav Arora, Manish Pandey, Angrish Raghuvanshi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz

We feel there could be some spin on offer so Suyash can be used as an impact player. If KKR need a batter, Manish Pandey is there to give his services.

KKR Team Form

KKR have been brilliant in the two games they have played, winning both games comprehensive.

KKR Predicted Playing 11

Philip Salt (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Ramandeep Singh/Nitish Rana , Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Mitchell Starc, Anukul Roy, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy

DC vs KKR Head to Head

It has been a very close fight between the teams in IPL history, with both teams winning 16 games each.

DC vs KKR Head to Head Stats in T20s

Matches Played DC Won KKR Won Tie NR
Overall 32 16 16 0 0
Last 5 5 3 2 0 0

DC vs KKR Betting Odds

KKR are getting the favourites tag. DC did beat CSK in the last game but overall KKR have been far more consistent and thus are being backed by the punters to win.

Who will win Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders T20 Match?

We suggest backing KKR to win. DC had a great game against CSK but their win was mostly because of the runs from Warner and Pant and the new ball spell by Khaleel Ahmed. We are not sure how consistent Pant or even Warner can be at this point. Also, Khaleel is known to blow hot and cold. KKR on the other hand have players like Salt, Narine, Rinku, Russell, who are known for their consistent performances, so they are likely to win.

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