- The head-to-head record between DC and KKR shows that KKR is currently leading with 16 wins as compared to DC’s 14.
- The Delhi Capitals finished in second place in 2020 despite missing out on the playoffs in the previous three seasons (IPL 2022 excluded).
- Delhi and Kolkata are both in the bottom half of the points table with DC yet to win a match in five outings and KKR having won two out of five games to be placed seventh.
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Delhi Capitals (DC) will play in the 28th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 on Thursday, April 20 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Here are all the details you need to know about the DC vs KKR prediction before the match begins.
With five losses so far, the Delhi Capitals are the only winless team in the IPL this year. Despite players like Axar Patel and David Warner largely holding their own, they have struggled to gel as a team.
While on a two-match losing streak, their upcoming opponents Kolkata Knight Riders will be eager to turn things around. They have a decent squad with talent and firepower, with Andre Russell and Sunil Narine serving as the team’s pivotal players.
Another exciting match is expected in Delhi with both teams aiming for a crucial victory.
DC Vs KKR Head To Head:
The IPL has witnessed 32 encounters between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders. Out of these, Delhi Capitals have emerged victorious in 15 games, while Kolkata Knight Riders have won 16 matches. There was one match between these teams that ended without any result.
Having said that, let us take a closer look at their past 5 meetings
DC Vs KKR Last 5 Encounters:
April 28, 2022: DC won by 4 wickets
April 10, 2021: DC won 44 runs
October 13, 2021: KKR won by 3 wickets
September 28, 2021: KKR won by 3 wickets
April 29, 2020: DC won by 7 wickets
Expected Top Performers For DC And KKR:
Probable Best Batsman
The KKR all-rounder put on a batting display against Mumbai Indians in the previous game, scoring a swashbuckling century. The lanky batsman has received praise for his numerous shots, and he will be looking to further establish himself as a consistent batsman in the following games.
Probable Best Bowler
In a star-studded KKR bowling lineup, it is difficult to believe that a 19-year-old legspinner is outperforming players like Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy. Suyash Sharma stood out against Mumbai Indians in the previous matchup as all the other KKR bowlers were destroyed by the Mumbai batsmen. He is gradually turning into a crucial member of the KKR bowling squad.
Additional Stats Of DC And KKR:
DC highest score against KKR: 178
KKR highest score against DC: 168
Most runs for DC: 399 (David Warner)
Most runs for KKR: 369 (Nitish Rana)
Most wickets for DC: 8 (Kuldeep Yadav & Anrich Nortje)
Most wickets for KKR: 25 (Sunil Narine)
Most catches for DC: 6 (Axar Patel)
Most catches for KKR: 8 (Sunil Narine)
Lowest total defended by DC against KKR: 177
Lowest total defended by KKR against DC: 133
According to the team’s combination, Delhi Capitals are predicted to emerge victorious in the upcoming match. The team’s current form and past performances may also favor their win.
Therefore, Delhi Capitals are expected to win this match.