Delhi Capitals Playing 11 vs KKR- IPL 2024, Match 16

Delhi Capitals takes on Kolkata Knight Riders in match 16 of IPL 2024 in Vizag on April 3, Wednesday. This is the second and final game for the Capitals in Vizag. They won against Chennai Super Kings in their last match defending the total by 20 runs. They posted 191 runs batting first with David Warner and Prithvi Shaw forming a formidable opening pair.

The decision to bring in Prithvi Shaw paid dividends with him and David Warner adding a 91-run opening stand. Shaw scored 43 in his very first game for Delhi Capitals and played with an attacking approach. In the process, he silenced his doubters who questioned his return to the side.

Both he and Warner have a very good record against KKR. Shaw has the distinction of hitting six back-to-back fours against KKR as well. They have batters to follow who can capitalize on a good start by the openers.

Delhi Capitals bowlers were pinpoint and accurate against CSK. DC decided to field four pacers against CSK Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharna, Khaheel Ahmed, and Mukesh Kumar. All of them bowled well across the different phases of the game. They also have Kuldeep Yadav in their ranks who took two four-fers in the last two games against KKR.

Delhi Capitals beat Kolkata Knight Riders thrice in the last two years. The last time KKR defeated DC was in the IPL 2021 Qualifier 2 at Sharjah Cricket Ground by three wickets.

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Delhi Capitals Playing 11 vs KKR- IPL 2024, Match 16

David Warner

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Warner scored his first fifty of the season as he scored 52 off 35 balls against CSK. He has scored over 1000 runs against KKR including a century. He is 473 short of 7000 IPL runs. He has well and truly been an IPL legend. He is closing in on 3000 runs for the Capitals as well.

Prithvi Shaw

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Shaw should open the batting with Warner. He has a best of 99 against KKR. He has scored over 400 runs against KKR and closing in on 2000 IPL runs. His form was a doubt ahead of the match against CSK.

Rishabh Pant (C/WK)

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Rishabh Pant will slot in at three. He is back as the Delhi Capitals skipper. He scored 51 off 32 balls against CSk propelling the total past 190. Pant is closing in on 3000 IPL runs for DC.

Mitchell Marsh

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Mitchell Marsh will bat at four. He opened the batting with David Warner in the first two games but did not score much. Marsh has also bowled for the Capitals.

Tristan Stubbs

Tristan Stubbs
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Stubbs will bat at five. He scored a duck against CSK as he was dismissed by Matheesha Pathirana. He scored 44 off 23 balls in the chase against Rajasthan Royals. As an overseas specialist, he needs to be consistent in the lineup.

Axar Patel

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Patel will slot in at six for Delhi Capitals. He has been an invaluable player for the Capitals over the years. He took 1 for 20 against CSK. He has picked up 54 wickets and scored over 700 runs for the franchise.

Abishek Porel DC
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Porel will bat at seven. He scored 24 runs off the final over against Punjab Kings as an Impact Player in the first game. He did not score too many in the next two. He was unbeaten on 9 off 6 balls against CSK.

Khaleel Ahmed

Khaleel Ahmed
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Khaleel Ahmed will bat at eight. He bowled a brilliant spell of 2/21 off his four overs and picked up two wickets inside the powerplay. He has picked up 62 wickets in 46 games. He has taken 30 wickets for the Capitals in 22 matches.

Kuldeep Yadav

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Kuldeep Yadav and Rishabh Pant (Image Credits: IPL)

Kuldeep can come in for one of the pacers in the match against KKR. He picked up two four-fers in the last two matches for the Capitals against KKR. Overall, he has 15 wickets against KKR.

Ishant Sharma

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Ishant will slot in at nine. He bowled a spell of none for 23 against CSK. The veteran pacer has picked up 83 wickets from 103 IPL games. He has failed to find a consistent place in the XI for the teams he has played for.

Anrich Nortje

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Nortje concludes the likely playing XI for Delhi Capitals against KKR. He has picked up 54 wickets from 42 games for the Capitals. He missed the first game with an injury niggle. He went wicketless against CSK.

Impact Sub- Mukesh Kumar

Mukesh Kumar
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Mukesh Kumar can be used as the Impact player by Delhi Capitals. He picked up 3/21 against CSK coming in as the Impact Sub.

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