DC vs KKR Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Apr 20, 2023

DC vs KKR Match Prediction - Apr 20, 2023

The Delhi Capitals will be searching for their first win of the season as they host the Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday.

DC vs KKR head-to-head

Both the teams have faced each other on 32 occasions so far and have a pretty even record. The Capitals have won 15, while KKR has won 16, and 1 game had no outcome.

DC vs KKR Live-streaming vs Broadcast

The match can be streamed live on the Jio Cinema App or can be watched live on TV on the Star Sports Network.


DC vs KKR Team Previews

Delhi Capitals

The Capitals have endured the worst possible start to their campaign as they have lost each of the 5 matches played so far. With just 9 matches to go, they will need to get some wins soon if they want to remain in the race for the top-4.

While David Warner has been brilliant with the bat at the top of the order, he has received little support from the other batsmen. The Capitals have plenty of on-paper strength in terms of batting, as they have players like Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Manish Pandey, and Yash Dhull. But they have failed to translate their talent into on-field performance.

One of the players that they need to give a chance is Phil Salt. He, along with Rovman Powell could be the key in rediscovering a winning momentum for the team.

Axar Patel has sprung up a pleasant surprise with the bat and has played a couple of good innings with the bat. Talking about the bowling, it is a similar story as despite having some talented bowlers including Mustafizur Rahman, Kuldeep Yadav, and Anrich Nortje, the Capitals have failed to keep a leash on the opposition batsmen.

The team management will have to come up with a new plan soon before it gets too late to catch up with the other teams. We expect a couple of changes in the playing eleven for this match for sure. 


Delhi Capitals Playing 11

David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Manish Pandey, Philip Salt, Lalit Yadav, Aman Khan, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Mukesh Kumar.

Kolkata Knight Riders

After making a good start to the tournament, the Kolkata Knight Riders have faltered a bit in the last week as they have lost back-to-back matches. However, they have a good chance of making a comeback here as they face a deflated Capitals team.

The team will depend on Rahmanullah Gurbaz and N Jagadeesan to give them a good start here. While Gurbaz has played well in patches, Jagadeesan hasn’t been able to carry forward his form from the domestic circuit.

The middle order for KKR is in excellent form and will be carrying the bulk of run-scoring duties. Venkatesh Iyer scored a scintillating century in the last match against MI, albeit for a losing cause, while Nitesh Rana and Rinku Singh are in good form too.

However, the two finishers of the team, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine are yet to showcase their talent.

In the bowling department, the spin trio of Varun Chakaravarthy, Suyash Sharma, and Sunil Narine have done well so far, picking up 19 wickets between them. However, the seamers have struggled to make an impact.

Umesh Yadav has managed just 1 wicket in 5 innings, and Shardul Thakur as well as Lockie Ferguson haven’t been in the best of forms too. KKR is far too inconsistent and we don't think it really deserves the tag of favorites in this match. 


Kolkata Knight Riders Playing 11

Venkatesh Iyer, Litton Das, Jason Roy, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Mandeep Singh, Kulwant Khejroliya, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy.

DC vs KKR Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first here. That has proven to be a massive advantage in Delhi in the past. 


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi offers a balanced pitch which provides a more even contest between the bat and the ball compared to the other grounds. The average first-inning score in the 2 matches played here is around 167 but the team batting first will be looking to score over 180 to give the bowlers a good chance.

Some patches of grass will offer a bit of movement to the bowlers, especially early on in the match.

The weather is expected to be a bit overcast with temperatures of between 25-30 degrees Celsius. 


DC vs KKR Betting Tips

The Delhi Capitals have endured a very poor run so far and if history is anything to go by, they are bound to win a game sooner than later now. They have failed to perform well in all departments but a change in the team balance and personnel could change that. The visitors were considered to be one of the weakest teamns in IPL 2023 not too long back and we don't think that risk is reflected accurately in the rate being offered. 

Bet on the Delhi Capitals to win.

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Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Parimatch


    David Warner Total Runs

    Over 25.5 (1.85)


The KKR is one of David Warner’s favorite opponents as he has scored 1018 runs against them in his IPL career, which is his most against any opponent. He averages 44.26 against them, including 2 centuries and 5 half-centuries. Looking at his record, we are backing him to play another good inning here.

  1. Betway


    Total Wickets

    Over 12.5 (1.95)


The surface at the Arun Jaitley Stadium is well-balanced and provides the bowlers with ample opportunities to pick up wickets. With batsmen from both teams not in the best of forms, we are likely to see over 12.5 wickets fall here.

  1. WinDaddy


    Total 4’s in the Match

    Under 26.5 (1.87)


The Arun Jaitley Stadium isn’t the smallest one around and has quite long boundaries straight down the ground and also the square of the wickets. Also, the uneven bounce due to grass patches may make it difficult for the batsmen to play their shots. We are therefore backing under 26.5 4’s being scored here.

Today Match Prediction

Delhi Capitals To Win the Match, 2.05

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Who will win DC vs KKR

Delhi Capitals 70.63% (291)
Kolkata Knight Riders 29.37% (121)
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