DC vs KKR Match Preview

DC implemented a few logical changes to its roster and immediately appeared as a much-improved team. The addition of Prithvi Shaw to open alongside David Warner had an instant impact. Ishant Sharma's return to fitness further bolstered the bowling attack.

Contributions from Shaw, Marsh, and Pant enabled DC to finally post a competitive total. However, their batting concerns are not completely resolved. The team remains vulnerable to early wickets, putting them in precarious situations. There is optimism that Marsh and Stubbs will deliver runs soon.

With the inclusion of Axar Patel and Abhishek Porel, DC possesses additional depth. While many factors need to align for their batting to excel, the prospects are brighter than before.

DC's bowling unit showcased an impressive performance against KKR. Khaleel Ahmed emerged as the standout bowler, likely to lead the attack against Salt and Narine. Anrich Nortje's pace could trouble Russell, while Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav aim to dominate the middle overs.

The Kolkata Knight Riders dominated their opponents in Bengaluru. Sunil Narine is a force to be reckoned with when he gets going, as he showed in the previous match. Phil Salt has also been a valuable addition to KKR's lineup with his impressive strike rate at the top of the order.

Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer, Rinku Singh, and Andre Russell provide KKR with a strong batting depth, giving them an edge over their opponents. They have a lineup filled with potential match winners who can continue to attack even in the face of losing wickets.

Considering the conditions seen in the previous match at Vishakapatnam, we expect Venkatesh Iyer and Shreyas Iyer to play a significant role in the upcoming match.

While KKR's bowling attack may not be the strongest, they know how to utilize their resources effectively. With spinners like Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy, along with the possibility of Anukul Roy if the pitch is dry, and Mitchell Starc leading the pace attack, they have a decent bowling lineup.

Although Mitchell Starc has struggled in IPL 2024 so far, it has been Harshit Rana and Andre Russell who have stepped up. While the bowling unit may not be the most formidable at the moment, they have the potential to deliver a strong performance when needed.

Weather Report

The conditions in Visakhapatnam are expected to be quite good for cricket. There is no rain forecast and the temperatures are in their late twenties to early thirties.

Pitch Report

The pitch for the previous match was a bit slow and run-scoring became difficult once the ball became older. 

There was also some swing on offer under lights. We think a score of around 170-180 is going to be quite competitive at this venue. 

Notable stats

Pant Back in Form

Rishab Pant scored a brilliant 50 in the previous match. This was his first score of note since making a comeback and we all know how dangerous he can be once he is back in form.

Team News

There are no injuries reported from either team. 

DC vs KKR Probable 11

DC Playing 11

  • Prithvi Shaw
  • David Warner
  • Mitchell Marsh
  • Rishab Pant (C)
  • Tristan Stubbs
  • Abhishek Porel
  • Axar Patel
  • Anrich Nortje
  • Mukesh Kumar
  • Ishant Sharma
  • Khaleel Ahmed

KKR Playing 11

  • Philip Salt (Wk)
  • Sunil Narine
  • Venkatesh Iyer
  • Shreyas Iyer (C)
  • Rinku Singh
  • Ramandeep Singh
  • Andre Russell
  • Mitchell Starc
  • Anukul Roy
  • Harshit Roy
  • Varun Chakravarthy
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are taking a bit of punt and betting on DC to come out victorious in this contest. KKR is much stronger with the bat on paper but DC's bowling attack, as well as their familiarity with the conditions shold help them come out victorious. 


Top Picks

Khaleel Ahmed: Excellent with the ball in the previous match, Khaleel is dangerous in the powerplay and the death overs. 

Venkatesh Iyer: One of those batters that maximizes his good form, Venkatesh Iyer matches up quite nicely against the bowling lineup of the Delhi Capitals.

Andre Russell: Always in the game, whether with the bat or with the ball, you cannot afford to not have him in your fantasy lineup.

DC vs KKR Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: P Salt, R Pant

Batters: D Warner (C), V Iyer, P Shaw

All-rounders: S Narine, M Marsh, A Russell (VC), A Patel

Bowlers: K Ahmed, V Chakravarthy

DC vs KKR Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction