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IPL 2023, DC Vs KKR Preview: Can Delhi break their losing streak against Kolkata?

IPL 2023, DC Vs KKR Preview: Can Delhi break their losing streak against Kolkata?

Written by Sanjay Kumar

On Thursday (April 20), at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, Delhi Capitals will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the 28th match of the TATA IPL 2023.

Kolkata Knight Riders currently hold the seventh spot on the points table, having won two of their five games and amassed 4 points with a net run rate of +0.320. Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals are rooted to the bottom of the table, having lost all five of their games and possessing a net run rate of -1.488.

In their previous encounters, Kolkata Knight Riders were defeated by Mumbai Indians, whereas Delhi Capitals faced a loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore. These two teams have played a total of 31 games against each other, with Kolkata Knight Riders emerging victorious in 16 matches and Delhi Capitals in 14. An exciting clash between these two sides is expected once again.

DC vs KKR Match Details

Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 28, IPL 2023

  • Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
  • Date & Time: Thursday, April 20, 7:30 PM IST
  • Telecast & Streaming Details: Star Sports Network and JioCinema

DC vs KKR IPL 2023 Match 28 Pitch Report

The surface at the Arun Jaitley Stadium is known for its sluggishness, but the outfield is fast, and the boundaries are close. This could work to the advantage of spin bowlers. The straight boundary spans 60 meters, while the square boundary measures 56 meters. Approximately 170 individuals are anticipated to attend this venue.

Average 1st innings score

The average first-innings score on this wicket is 170 runs.

Record of chasing teams

The second batting team boasts an impressive track record at this venue, with a consistent 80% winning rate.

DC vs KKR Probable Playing XIs

Delhi Capitals (DC)

David Warner (c), Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Manish Pandey, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Abishek Porel (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), N Jagadeesan, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy

DC vs KKR Head-to-Head Record

Teams Matches Won
Delhi Capitals 15 wins
Kolkata Knight Riders 16 wins

IPL 2023 Match 28 Win Prediction

Considering the combination, Kolkata Knight Riders are expected to win this match.

IPL 2023 Points Table

Pos Team PLD Won Lost Tied N/R Pts
1 Rajasthan Royals 6 4 2 0 0 8
2 Lucknow Super Giants 6 4 2 0 0 8
3 Chennai Super Kings 5 3 2 0 0 6
4 Gujarat Titans 5 3 2 0 0 6
5 Punjab Kings 5 3 2 0 0 6
6 Mumbai Indians 5 3 2 0 0 6
7 Kolkata Knight Riders 5 2 3 0 0 4
8 Royal Challengers Bangalore 5 2 3 0 0 4
9 Sunrisers Hyderabad 5 2 3 0 0 4
10 Delhi Capitals 5 0 5 0 0 0

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