Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

The Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders clash is one of the more evenly contested matchups in the league, with the Delhi based franchise going toe to toe with their more illustrious Kolkata based counterparts in terms of the head to head records. Out of the 25 matches played between the two teams, Dc have won 11, with KKR winning on 13 occasions. 

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Speaking of the overall records, the gap between the two sides couldn’t be wider, with KKR winning the Indian Premier League 2 times, and reaching the playoffs a total of 6 times out of 12. The team struggled in the early seasons of the tournament, but turned over a new leaf with a better structure and management in place, with Delhi boy Gautam Gambhir at the helm.

However, over the last couple of years, the team has struggled a bit to hit the levels of consistency expected from them now. The management has chosen to invest heavily in young Indian stars like Shivam Mavi, Shubhman Gill, Nitish Rana and others, but there has been a clear over-reliance on the likes of Andre Russel and Sunil Narine to get the team out of tough conditions, time and time again. This season will be one of reckoning for the two time champions of IPL. 

For Delhi Capitals, this season will be about continuing the good work and progress made in the last season after years of being in the turmoil. This is probably the first time in a while that the management has stuck with the same core of the squad, with some smart additions enhancing the depth of the team. The Shreyas Iyer led team would be raring to have a go at a KKR side still battling inconsistencies, and looking to even up the head to head to record with a couple of wins. 

Head to Head Record of DC and KKR

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DC Won

KKR Won

NR

25 

11

13

1

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Top Performers in Batting DC vs KKR Matches

The top scorers in Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals matches are:

Most Runs

  • Gautam Gambhir (DC & KKR) – 569 runs
  • Robin Uthappa (KKR) – 392 runs
  • David Warner (DC) – 296 runs

Highest Score

  • David Warner (DC) – 107* 
  • Prithvi Shaw (DC) – 99
  • Shikhar Dhawan (DC) – 97*

With none of the top run getters being a part of the teams anymore, it is time for the next crop of the likes of Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw and Andre Russel to get into the charts. These would be among ideal candidates for your IPL fantasy cricket league picks.

Top Performances in Bowling DC vs KKR Matches

The bowlers with highest wickets and excellent economy in Delhi vs KKR matches are:

Most Wickets

  • Umesh Yadav (DC & KKR) – 21 wickets
  • Sunil Narine (KKR) – 20 wickets
  • Morne Morkel (DC & KKR) – 12 wickets

Best Bowling

  • Shoaib Akhtar (KKR) – 4/11
  • Sunil Narine (KKR) – 4/13
  • Piyush Chawla (KKR) – 4/32

Sunil Narine is always one to watch out for and is primed to go top of the wicket-takers’ list. 

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