KKR vs DC IPL 2024 Match Preview, head-to-head stats, possible playing XIs, Dream11 team prediction

Read the full KKR vs DC match preview, head-to-head stats, possible playing XIs, and Fantasy team prediction as Kolkata Knight Riders host Delhi Capitals at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata on Monday.

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Shreyas Iyer's Kolkata Knight Riders are all set to face Rishabh Pant's Delhi Capitals in match No. 47 of IPL 2024 on Monday, 29th April, at the Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium in Kolkata. KKR have won five out of eight matches they have played this season and are sitting at the second spot of the points table. DC have also won five matches but they have already played 2 games more than KKR. Both teams have already faced each other once this season and KKR clinched a victory there. DC would like to take revenge this time while KKR will try to double over them. 

As both teams look for a win, this encounter becomes more interesting and exciting for the fans and teams. Go through the full KKR vs DC match preview, head-to-head stats, possible playing XIs, and Fantasy team prediction from our analysis.

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Match Details

How to watch the KKR vs DC IPL 2024 Match?

The Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2024 match will be televised on Star Sports Network. All the Indian Premier League matches will be streamed free on the Jio Cinema app and website.

Pitch & Weather Report

Eden Gardens has been very batting-friendly in the last few years. Four out of seven matches played at the venue last season crossed the 200 mark. Five games have been played here so far this season, four of which have seen 200-plus scores in both innings. The last game between KKR and PBKS saw batting records being broken for fun. Punjab did the biggest run chase in T20 history and also the 42 sixes in that game were the highest number of maximums in a T20 game. 

There have been 91 IPL matches played at the venue. 37 have been won by batting first teams but the chasing sides have an upper edge with 53 wins.

The temperatures will be around 35 degrees in the evening. There is no chance of rain and the humidity is expected to be close to 70 percent.

KKR vs DCHead-to-Head Record

Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals have faced each other in 33 matches and KKR have a slight lead, winning 17 while DC have won 15 encounters.

  • Matches played: 33
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won: 17
  • Delhi Capitals won: 15
  • No result: 1
  • Highest Score: 272
  • Lowest Score: 97

KKR vs DC: Head-to-Head at Eden Gardens

  • Total matches played: 9
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won: 7
  • Delhi Capitals won: 2
  • No result: 0

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Team News

Kolkata Knight Riders

After losing their last game against the Punjab Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders will be looking for two points at home. Phil Salt and Sunil Narine are having a sensational season at the top of the batting order. Both the openers have contributed immensely and there is no doubt, they have been the most important players for the Knight Riders this season. Salt and Narine added 138 runs for the first wicket in the last game and set the stage for the next batters to put up a huge score.

KKR vs DC: Phil Salt and Sunil Narine were unstoppable at the Eden Gardens
Phil Salt and Sunil Narine were unstoppable at the Eden Gardens | Image: BCCI

Delhi Capitals

DC are coming into this huge game after winning their previous game. The Capitals put up a huge total of 257 but ended up winning the match by only 10 runs. The bowling has been a problem for Delhi and it would be difficult for them when they meet Kolkata at their turf on Saturday.

Prithvi Shaw didn't get the opportunity in the last game and David Warner is in on the bench too. Abishek Porel and Jake Fraser-McGurk started the last game and that worked in their favour. Fraser-McGurk has displayed his sensational hitting in the five matches he played this season. The right-handed batter has already scored 247 runs and can only improve. He scored 84 runs in only 27 deliveries in the last game and provided DC with a mindblowing start. 

Jake Fraser-McGurk got to his fifty in just 15 balls
Jake Fraser-McGurk got to his fifty in just 15 balls | Image: BCCI

The South African youngster, Tristan Stubbs is a vital batter in the DC unit. Stubbs has scored 273 runs at an impressive strike rate of 192.21 so far this season. He also played his part in the last game, scoring 48 runs in only 25 deliveries as a finisher. Captain Rishabh Pant has also been impressive since making a comeback from a horrible accident. He has scored 371 runs for his side this season and is the main strength in the middle order. 

Axar Patel didn't have a great game against Mumbai and his season has been hot and cold. Mukesh Kumar picked up three wickets after bowling in the death overs but he also conceded 59 runs against MI. He would be hoping to improve from that pathetic bowling performance. Kuldeep Yadav is having a brilliant season but he too gave a poor performance in the previous game.

Lizaad Williams replaced Anrich Nortje but had a terrible outing. He will hope to improve from that otherwise DC will struggle against KKR. Khaleen did take two wickets but his economy is concerning. Rasikh Salam also bowled on the same pitch and ended up scalping 3 wickets in his 4-over spell. He didn't leak runs cheaply and helped DC win the game against MI.

Possible XIs

Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Phil Salt (wk), Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Shreyas Iyer (C), Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Varun Chakravarthy, Harshit Rana

Impact Player Subs: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, KS Bharat, Manish Pandey, N Rana, Sakib Hussain, Sherfane Rutherford, AS Roy, Vaibhav Arora, C Sakariya, D Chameera, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Suyash Sharma, Allah Mohammad

Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Abishek Porel, Shai Hope, Rishabh Pant (C), Tristan Stubbs, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Khalil Ahmed, Lizaad Williams

Impact Player Subs: RK Bhui, David Warner, Kumar Kushagra, Yash Dhull, S Chikara, MR Marsh, Lalit Yadav, JA Richardson, Ishant Sharma, Sumit Kumar, P Dubey, Rasikh Salam, Vicky Ostwal, A Nortje, Gulbadin Naib

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals: Dream XI Team Prediction

KKR vs DC Fantasy Team Prediction
KKR vs DC Fantasy Team Prediction | SportzPoint
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