Delhi Capitals will lock horns with the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai for match 41 of this season.
Delhi Capitals have registered 3 wins from their 7 games so far and are standing at the 7th position on the points table of IPL 2022.
Kolkata Knight Riders have won only 3 games from their 8 matches and are placed at the 8th position.
This will be the second match between these two sides in this season.
In their previous encounter, Delhi Capitals comfortably defeated the Kolkata Knight Riders by a big margin of 44 runs.
Performance in the last match:
Delhi Capitals suffered a 15-run loss in their previous match as they failed to chase down 223 runs.
Rishabh Pant scored 44 runs while Rovman Powell smashed 36 runs including 3 sixes in the last over.
This game will be remembered due to a heated no-ball controversy in the last over of the game.
Kolkata Knight Riders
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders also faced a defeat in their last match.
They failed to chase down 157 runs against DC and lost the game by 8 runs despite of an all-around show from Andre Russell who scored 48 runs and also picked up 4 wickets.
Teams: KKR vs DC
Venue: Wankhede Cricket Stadium
Date: 28th April, Thursday
Time: 7:00 pm IST
Average 1st innings score
The average 1st innings total at this venue is 192
Head to head record
Here is the head-to-head record between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals in the IPL history.
Total Matches Played: 30
DC won: 13
KKR won: 16
Tie/no results: 1
The pitch will be batting friendly at the Wankhede Stadium.
The batters will easily score runs and a high-scoring game is expected between these two sides.
Defending the total will be difficult as compared to chasing on this pitch.
KKR Probable Playing 11
Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Shreyas Iyer ©, Nitish Rana, Sam Billings (wk), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy.
DC Probable Playing 11
Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Sarfaraz Khan, Rishabh Pant © (wk), Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed.
Star bowler of the match
Kuldeep Yadav is having an excellent season with the ball.
He has picked up 13 wickets in 7 games and he is among the top 5 wicket-takers of the season.
Kuldeep also picked up a 4-wicket haul against early on this season.
Star batsman of the match
Shreyas Iyer will be the star batsman of the match.
He has scored 245 runs from 8 matches so far this season and he will score a big knock today.
Star Wicketkeeper of the match
Rishabh Pant has been excellent behind the stumps and he is also scoring runs with the bat.
Pant scored 44 runs in the last game and is expected to shine in this match.
Star all-rounder of the match
Andre Russell was exceptional with the ball and bat for Kolkata Knight Riders in their last match.
He picked up 4 wickets for just 5 runs from his spell and he also scored a quick-fire 48 runs.
Who will win?
Delhi Capitals need to forget about all the controversy that happened in their previous match and focus on this match.
Delhi Capitals are a strong batting side and their bowling attack is also good.
Whereas, the batting of KKR is struggling a bit in the last couple of matches while the bowling department is looking good at the moment.
Delhi Capitals have a better team combination as compared to KKR.
Hence, our prediction for match 41 is that Delhi Capitals will beat Kolkata Knight Riders.