DC vs KKR Preview: Delhi determined to maintain winning momentum vs Kolkata

The action will continue in the Indian Premier League 2024 (IPL 2024) as Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will take on each other in Match 16 on Wednesday, April 3 at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam. Delhi Capitals finally managed to register their first win of the season in their last fixture, beating Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 20 runs.

The Rishabh Pant-led side is ranked seventh on the points table with one win from three matches, having two points to their name. On the other hand, KKR have got their season off to a great start by winning both of their opening two fixtures, against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB).

They are ranked second on the points table with four two points to their name, being only the second team to remain unbeaten in the tournament so far. Having won just one match in the tournament so far, both teams will be eager to register their second win and get into a good position on the points table.

Head to Head

Pitch Report

In the only game played at the venue so far, Delhi batted first and scored 191/5 while CSK in reply scored 171/6. The seamers were able to get good purchases from the wicket in the early overs while spinners enjoyed bowling in the middle overs. Out of the 15 matches played in the tournament so far, only six have been won by teams chasing. Hence, the captain winning the toss will look to bat first.

Probable Playing XI

Delhi Capitals: David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (C & WK), Tristan Stubbs, Abhishek Porel, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, Mukesh Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, Impact – Sumit Kumar

Kolkata Knight Riders: Phil Salt (WK), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Shreyas Iyer, Rinku Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Andre Russell, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Impact – Anukul Roy