Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL Match Prediction

Arun Jaitley Stadium

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Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders will face each other in the 28th match of the Tata IPL 2023 tournament at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Delhi Capitals, who have not yet won a match this season and have lost all five games they have played, will be eager to secure their first victory of the season against KKR. With zero points, DC is currently at the bottom of the points table, while KKR has won two of their five games and holds the 6th spot with four points. Both teams have struggled to maintain their form in the last few games, so this match will be crucial for both teams to get back on the winning track. DC needs to address their batting issues to perform better, while KKR will focus on improving their performance in the last few overs of the game to limit the runs scored by the opposition.


  • Amongst all the available players, DC’s David Warner has scored the most runs against KKR (399).

  • Sunil Narine has taken 25 wickets against DC and is also the highest wicket-taker for his side against the home team.

  • Venkatesh Iyer is in red-hot form in the season, he is the second-highest-run scorer so far with 234 runs on his name in five innings. He smashed 104 runs in the last match and has a mammoth strike rate of 170.

  • Axar Patel has played the role of a finisher in several matches and scored 129 runs in five matches so far, with the highest score being 54.

Our Prediction

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Kolkata Knight Riders
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Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Chance of Winning

The Delhi-based franchise has had a terrible start to the Indian Premier League 2023 season, failing to win any of their matches so far. Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders won their first two matches but lost the following two, breaking their winning streak.

In their previous match against RCB, Delhi Capitals’ bowlers performed well by limiting RCB’s attacking batting unit to 175 runs, with Mitchell Marsh and Kuldeep Yadav taking two wickets each, and Axar Patel and Lalit Yadav taking one wicket each through spin bowling. Although Manish Pandey managed to score 50 runs from 38 balls, no other batter could make a significant contribution, and DC lost the match by 23 runs. The team is still facing concerns regarding the form of Prithvi Shaw and Mitchell Marsh in this year’s campaign. Axar Patel has shown impressive finishing skills, scoring 129 runs in five matches.

DC’s captain, David Warner, has been the only consistent performer in the batting unit this season. The middle order has not lived up to expectations, causing the team to miss out on capitalizing on their batting strength.

In the last match, KKR’s Venkatesh Iyer played a crucial role in their batting performance by scoring a century, which was the first for KKR after 15 years. Despite Iyer’s brilliant performance, other batters in the team struggled to score runs. He is also the second-leading run scorer in the tournament with 234 runs in five matches. While defending their score against MI, KKR’s bowlers had a tough time in the powerplay and conceded too many runs. Only Suyash Sharma managed to take 2 wickets and put some pressure on MI’s batters, but it was not enough to stop them from winning the match. KKR’s main problem this season has been the lack of collective effort from the team. They rely on a few players to perform and have not been able to register a win in their last two games, even after scoring well.

The batting odds are currently in the favour of KKR with 1.78 whereas the home team Delhi Capitals currently stand with a betting odd of 2.00, the home team will be looking to secure the first win otherwise a defeat now will dent the hopes of reaching the next stage.

Our Prediction

Favourites to win – Kolkata Knight Riders

Considering the current form of both teams, KKR seems to have an advantage over DC in the upcoming match. DC’s batting lineup has been struggling to score runs, while KKR has some exceptional players in their team who can create difficulties for DC’s bowlers in the next game. Rinku Singh has been in sensational form, scoring 174 runs in 5 matches at a strike rate of 162.61. Apart from his miraculous performance against GT, he scored 58* from 31 balls in the last match as well. Thus, the batting unit will rely on Iyer and Rinku Singh. Varun Chakravarthy has impressed with his performance by picking out matches at crucial moments. On the other hand, Delhi Capitals appears to be completely clueless this season. Only skipper David Warner has shown touch with the fifties, scoring 228 runs in five matches. However, his strike rate of 116.92 is a cause for worry, since no other batter capitalises on the batting foundation laid by him. On the bowling front as well, DC has been very ineffective with Kuldeep Yadav and Mukesh Kumar being the leading wicket-taker for their side, having just 4 wickets respectively in their name.

Tops Bets for Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match

  • Odds for Delhi Capitals – 2.00
  • Odds for Kolkata Knight Riders – 1.78
  • Top batter bets for Venkatesh Iyer – 3.50
  • Top batter bets for David Warner – 2.54
  • Top bowler bets for Varun Chakravarthy  – 3.60
  • Top bowler bets for Kuldeep Yadav – 3.10

Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Prediction & Betting Tips 2023

The game is expected to be a thriller as both teams look forward to bouncing back after suffering back-to-back defeats. For both of them, only a few players have stepped up to the occasion and taken their side to somewhat respectable totals. KKR’s batting will completely rely on the shoulders of their two highest scorers in the tournament so far, Venkatesh Iyer and Rinku Singh. Andre Rusell scored 21 runs off 11 balls in the last match, finally regaining his lost touch after a string of flops. Meanwhile, Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine would be eyeing to have some more wickets as DC batters have faced difficulties against spin in the season.

On the other hand, Delhi Capitals’ batting has had a terrible season, if you leave out David Warner and Axar Patel. Only David Warner, with 228 runs, is their player with 200+ runs while Axar Patel with 129 runs is the second-highest scorer for them and is the only player for DC with more than 100 runs. Prominent batters such as Prithvi Shaw and Manish Pandey have failed to do any significant performance, scoring just 34 (5 matches) & 76 runs (3 matches) so far. Thus, batting is completely reliant on Warner and Axar Patel. The bowling department has failed significantly, which is one of the prominent reasons for their failure this season, with Kuldeep Yadav being the highest wicket-taker, having just 4 wickets on his name after five matches.

The odds and present form of both teams suggest that Kolkata Knight Riders will prove to be a tough challenge for the home team. However, since the match is taking place at DC’s home ground, an intense performance from them is expected.

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Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match Toss Prediction

In the two previous encounters between these teams, each franchise has won the toss once. However, the Delhi-based franchise has not been fortunate enough to win either of those matches, but luck may change for them this time. The Arun Jaitley Stadium is known for favouring the team batting first, as they have a better chance of posting a good score. As the batsmen start settling in, the pitch starts offering some assistance to the bowlers as well.

Out of the 79 IPL matches that have been played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, the chasing team has won 43 matches while the first batting team has won 35 matches. Interestingly, the team that won the toss has won 42 matches, while the team that lost the toss has won 36 matches. This highlights the significance of the toss in the outcome of the matches at this venue.

Weather Report

On April 20th, Delhi is expected to experience cloudy weather and thunderstorms throughout the day, with the sky clearing up partially in the evening. The temperature in the city is anticipated to fluctuate between 23°C and 34°C, accompanied by a moderate humidity level of approximately 24%. Despite the likelihood of rainfall during the afternoon, it is improbable that the match will be impacted by severe weather. However, the pitch could be affected by the rain, which could alter its condition during the game.

Delhi Capitals Player List

David Warner (c), Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Rilee Rossouw, Sarfaraz Khan (wk), Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Chetan Sakariya, Khaleel Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar, Philip Salt, Aman Hakim Khan, Ishant Sharma, Manish Pandey, Praveen Dubey, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lalit Yadav, Ripal Patel, Yash Dhull, Vicky Ostwal, Abishek Porel

Predicted Playing XI

Prithvi ShawBatter
David Warner (C)Batter
Mitchell MarshAll-rounder
Sarfaraz Khan (WK)Wicket-keeper
Rovman PowellAll-rounder
Aman KhanAll-rounder
Axar PatelAll-rounder
Kuldeep YadavBowler
Anrich NortjeBowler
Mukesh KumarBowler
Khaleel AhmedBowler

Delhi Capitals Team Form

Delhi Capitals have had the worst possible start to the tournament, losing all five matches played so far. The batting unit has been a complete failure if you remove the skipper David Warner. He has scored 228 runs and is in the race for the orange cap, but his strike rate of 116 is still not a good sign for them. Prithvi Shaw, Manish Pandey, and Sarfaraz Khan have completely failed. Star bowlers like Anrich Nortje have also had a bad season, picking just 2 wickets so far. Mitchell Marsh has been significantly ineffective either, having no remarkable performance. The bowling department is reliant on Kuldeep Yadav.

Kolkata Knight Riders Player List

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), N Jagadeesan, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Suyash Sharma, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy, Anukul Roy, Vaibhav Arora, Jason Roy, David Wiese, Kulwant Khejroliya, Harshit Rana, Mandeep Singh, Tim Southee, Venkatesh Iyer

Predicted Playing XI

Jason RoyBatsman
N Jagadeesan (WK)Batsman
Venkatesh IyerAll-rounder/Suyash Sharma (Impact Player)
Nitish Rana (C)Batsman
Rinku SinghBatsman
Andre RussellAll-rounder
Shardul ThakurAll-rounder
Sunil NarineAll-rounder
David WieseAll-rounder
Umesh YadavBowler
Varun ChakaravarthyBowler

Kolkata Knight Riders Team Form

Even though KKR has not had a much impressive season so far, individual performances from players have stood out. Venkatesh Iyer has been consistently scoring runs, with a century coming from his bat in just the last match, which is also only the second century from a KKR player. Skipper Nitish Rana is also looking in impressive form, having scored 150 runs at a strike rate of 147.05. Rinku Singh has shown sublime touch in the tournament, so far. He is the second-highest scorer for the team with 174 runs in 5 matches, at a strike rate of 162.61. The bowling department has not been that impressive, with Varun taking 7 wickets and Suyash & Narine having six wickets each as well.

Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Head to Head

  • Total matches Played – 31 Matches
  • Delhi Capitals Win – 14 Matches
  • Kolkata Knight Riders Win – 16 Match
  • Draw – 0 Match
  • Abandoned – 1 Match

Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Betting Odds

Both teams share an intense rivalry, which is evident from their head-to-head records. DC has a less-stronger squad as seen in their performances while KKR has constantly shown some good performances. Despite the match happening at their home ground, betting odds are not in the favour of DC due to their string of defeats. On the other hand, KKR looks confident to secure another win.

  • Delhi Capitals Betting Odds: 2.00
  • Kolkata Knight Riders Betting Odds: 1.78

Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Top Team Batsmen

Venkatesh Iyer is currently riding on his best-ever performance in the tournament. In the race of orange cap, he currently stands at second and is most likely to take the top spot with his performance in this clash. He has scored 234 runs in 5 matches with an average of 46.80 and a strike rate of 170.80. He has a fifty and record-breaking century on his name.

  • Top batter bets for Venkatesh Iyer – 3.50

David Warner has been a consistent performer, not only for DC but in the complete tournament. Even though his strike rate stands at just 116, he has scored 228 runs and smashed 3 fifties for the team with an average of 45.60. His performance is critical for the team to bounce back.

  • Top batter bets for David Warner – 2.54

Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Top Team Bowler

Varun Chakravarthy has shown consistent performance for the team, picking 7 wickets in the season far at an economy of 8.32. He is renowned for giving major breakthroughs in the match.

  • Top bowler bets for Varun Chakravarthy – 3.60

The bowling department of DC has not been very significant in its performance. However, Kuldeep Yadav has taken a wicket in almost every match. He has taken four wickets so far but has an impressive economy of 7.62

  • Top bowler bets for Kuldeep Yadav – 3.10

Prediction Author

Considering all the factors and especially the recent performances, KKR has a better chance of winning the game than the home team. Their individual performances have helped them in having an edge in their team performance which has been rather not present in DC.

Our Verdict

Favorites to win:

Kolkata Knight Riders

With their impressive form in all aspects of the game, Kolkata Knight Riders seem to have a clear edge over their opponents in the upcoming match. They have been performing exceptionally well with their batsmen scoring runs consistently and their bowlers taking wickets at crucial junctures. On the other hand, the home team has been struggling to maintain consistency throughout the tournament. While they have shown sparks of brilliance in a few matches, their overall performance has been rather lacklustre.


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