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DELHI CAPITALS VS KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
Series Name IPL 2023
Start Date 20/04/2023 ( Night Match )
Start Time 19:30
Stadium Arun Jaitley Stadium
Venue New Delhi
DC vs KKR: Match Preview and Prediction
On Thursday, April 20, 2023, the Delhi Capitals Cricket team will face off against the Kolkata Knight Riders Cricket Team in the 28th Match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. This match is one of the 74 T20s matches scheduled for the IPL 2023 season. The game will take place at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi and is scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM local time, with the toss taking place 30 minutes prior to the start of the match at 07:00 PM. David Warner will captain the Delhi Capitals team while Shreyas Iyer will lead the Kolkata Knight Riders team.
The team based in the Capital has won three out of seven matches and currently occupies the seventh position in the league. They have played seven matches while other teams have played more. This leaves them with seven additional matches to play, providing them with an opportunity to make it to the playoffs. The team lacks a distinguishing factor that can give them an advantage over their opponents. The primary issue is the underperformance of their foreign players, with the exception of David Warner.
DC and KKR Previous Match
Both team has been performing well in the IPL 2022 season. The DC team, led by Rishabh Pant, has been facing various setbacks such as injuries, unavailability of players, Covid cases, and a controversial no-ball incident in their previous match against the Rajasthan Royals. They are currently at the seventh position with only three wins out of seven games.
However, the KKR team has faced difficulties since their match against DC in the current season. Before that game, they had won three out of four matches, but since then, they have lost four consecutive matches. The team's bowling has been problematic, and there is a need for many important players like skipper Shreyas Iyer, Pat Cummins, Venkatesh Iyer, Aaron Finch, etc. to step up and deliver consistent performances.
Recent performance of the Delhi Capitals
Despite having a formidable team in most IPL seasons, Delhi Capitals, previously known as Delhi Daredevils, have not been able to secure a championship title thus far.
A few months ago, Rishabh Pant, the team's skipper and top batsman, was involved in a car accident, causing him to be ruled out of IPL 2023.
David Warner, who was their best batsman last season, has now been appointed as the new captain.
During the mini-auction last year, Delhi Capitals released five players and acquired bowler Mukesh Kumar.
The team has retained the majority of its IPL 2022 squad and also kept coach Ricky Ponting.
Although Pant's absence is a significant loss, Delhi Capitals still possess a strong squad, including Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, Sarfaraz Khan, Anrich Nortje, Mustafizur Rahman, Lungi Njidi, Khaleel Ahmed, Mithcell Marsh, and Kuldeep Yadav.
Delhi Capitals' weakness in batting was ruthlessly exposed in their defeats to the Lucknow Super Giants, Gujarat Titans, and Rajasthan Royals. Despite being led by the experienced Australian opener Warner, the team has not yet won a match in the first stage of the world's richest T20 tournament. The head coach, Ricky Ponting, has been unable to identify the problem troubling Warner and his teammates. Meanwhile, the team's co-owner, Jindal, has criticized the performance of the team's batters, questioning their intent and suggesting that it may be the cause of the team's disastrous start to the tournament.
Recent performance of the Kolkata Knight Riders
It's too early to determine if he will be able to participate in the later stages of the tournament. Despite having Raana as their new captain for five years, KKR will depend on Sunil Narine and Andre Russell, who are both all-rounders. While Narine has the most wickets for the team, Russell has the highest batting strike rate in the IPL and can potentially turn the tide of any game with his quick innings. However, Russell's injury has raised concerns, and it's essential that he can play in most matches. Additionally, Kolkata has acquired Shakib al Hasan and Litton Das, who are an all-rounder and wicketkeeper batsman, respectively. They have also included David Weisse and Narayan Jagadeesan as all-rounder and wicketkeeper batsman. Furthermore, overseas players Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson will enhance the team's strength.
Which teams are currently at the top of the team rankings?
KKR currently hold the third position in the rankings.
Delhi Capitals Squad for IPL 2023
David Warner (Captain)
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad for IPL 2023
Shreyas Iyer (Captain)
Shakib Al Hasan
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