Kolkata bank on big guns to step up
- Delhi Capitals could ring in changes after five losses
- KKR hope to bank on spinners at Arun Jaitley stadium
Kolkata Knight Riders might have lost their last match against Mumbai Indians, but they have players in form and are up against a side that is having a horrid season. KKR have odds of 1.78 to beat Delhi Capitals.
Delhi Capitals have lost all five matches so far this season, and things have only gone downhill for them since the start of the season. As a batting group, DC will hope to step up more to counter KKR’s bowling attack. Delhi Capitals have odds of 2.01 to beat Kolkata Knight Riders.
Head-to-head record, DC v KKR
The head-to-head record is very close with Kolkata Knight Riders winning 16 and Delhi Capitals winning 15 matches. In the last five matches between these sides, DC have a small edge with three wins. The record is 5-4 in favour of KKR at the Arun Jaitley stadium.
The toss will play a crucial role in the outcome of the match, especially with the dew factor coming into play in the second innings. The team that wins the toss will likely choose to field first to take advantage of the conditions and try to restrict the opposition to a manageable total.
Both teams have a strong squad, but KKR has the momentum with them and are the favorites to win this encounter. They have been performing well as a unit and have found a good balance in their team. However, DC is a quality side and cannot be taken lightly.
Considering the pitch conditions, the average score in this match is expected to be around 150-160 runs. However, both teams have the potential to score more if they play to their strengths.
Pitch and conditions
The match will be played at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi, which is known to be a high-scoring ground. The pitch tends to favor batsmen, and with the dew factor coming into play in the second innings, it could be challenging for the bowlers to grip the ball. Both teams will need to adapt their game plans accordingly.
Players to keep an eye on…
KKR Predicted playing XI:
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Narayan Jagadeesan (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy
DC Predicted playing XI:
Prithvi Shaw, David Warner (c), Mitchell Marsh, Manish Pandey, Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Abishek Porel, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Mukesh Kumar
Venkatesh Iyer: With a century behind his back, Iyer appears a different batter this season and could feast on this Delhi bowling line-up that is low on confidence.
Mitchell Marsh: Mitchell Marsh has been wonderful with the bat and ball and could step up on this surface against the KKR attack if he can get past the spinners.
IPL 2023, Match 28 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Kolkata Knight Riders will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
DC v KKR Betting tips
Apart from betting on KKR to win the match, check our other recommended bet about KKR’s top batter.
Venkatesh Iyer is in good form and enjoys the ball coming onto the bat, which he will likely get from a lot of the DC bowlers. Back Iyer at 5.12 to be KKR’s top batter!