IPL 2024

IPL 2024: KKR vs DC – Likely XIs, Head-to-Head, Pitch Report, Fantasy XI

Match of IPL 2024: KKR vs. DC today: When the Capitals play KKR in Kolkata, they hope to build on their recent success. The Capitals have had a season-long surge.

In a match that has the potential to upset the Indian Premier League standings, the resurgent Delhi Capitals will try to take advantage of the bowling weaknesses of the Kolkata Knight Riders in order to get back on track. Under the leadership of captain Rishabh Pant, the DC has won four of their past five games, progressively assembling a strong team.

On the other hand, the Gautam Gambhir-mentored Kolkata Knight Riders have stumbled with three defeats in their last five outings, their bowling frailties proving to be their Achilles’ heel. KKR has struggled to contain opposition batters, leaving them in a precarious position as they seek to regain their footing in the tournament.

Fraser-McGurk has become DC’s X-factor, displaying his batting prowess with 247 runs at an incredible strike rate of 237.50 in just five games. His bold stroke play—best exemplified by his fearless clash with the formidable Jasprit Bumrah in the team’s most recent game against the Mumbai Indians—has carried DC to crucial wins, such as a thrilling victory over Hardik Pandya’s team earlier this week.

DC’s batting prowess extends beyond Fraser-McGurk, with South African Tristian Stubbs adding to their formidable lineup with his explosive power-hitting. With Pant leading the charge and a dynamic top-five comprising Fraser-McGurk, Abhishek Porel, Shai Hope, and Stubbs, DC poses a formidable challenge for the KKR bowling attack.

In spite of KKR’s struggles, spinner Sunil Narine’s outstanding batting form has given their batting order life, and players like Andre Russell, Shreyas Iyer, and Angkrish Raghuvanshi want to increase their run-scoring capabilities. With important games against Mumbai and Lucknow approaching, KKR will be motivated to defeat DC and keep up their momentum in the playoff race.

Most likely XIs

KKR probable starting XI vs DC (If batting first): Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Mitchell Starc, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), and Phil Salt (wk).

KKR probable starting lineup versus DC (should they bowl first): Anukul Roy, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Varun Chakravarthy, Harshit Rana, Mitchell Starc,, and Phil Salt (wk)

Impact Player choices: Vaibhav Arora, Anukul Roy, and Venkatesh Iyer

KKR vs. DC probable starting XI (assuming batting first): Rishabh Pant (c/wk), Shai Hope, Abhishek Porel, Tristan Stubbs, Axar Patel, Kumar Kushagra, Kuldeep Yadav, Lizaad Williams, Mukesh Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed

KKR vs. DC probable starting XI (assuming bowling first): Rishabh Pant (c/wk), Shai Hope, Abhishek Porel, Tristan Stubbs, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Lizaad Williams, Mukesh Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Rasikh Salam

Potential Impact Players: Prithvi Shaw, Rasikh Salam, and Kumar Kushagra

Head-to-head Statistics

In the 33 IPL meetings between the two teams thus far, the Knight Riders have prevailed 17 times, narrowly. With one game ending in a draw, the Capitals have won 15 times. The two sides will play each other twice this year; in the first encounter, KKR defeated DC by a commanding 106 runs, amassing a massive 272/7 total before bowling them out for just 166.

Pitch Report

This season, Eden Gardens has been a batting haven, and it seems unlikely that will alter on Monday. As demonstrated by Punjab Kings’ successful chase of a massive 262-run score with nine balls remaining in the previous game played at the venue, the batting conditions improve for the teams chasing.

Fantasy XI

The following people: Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Harshit Rana, Lizaad Williams, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Tristan Stubbs, and Jake Fraser-McGurk