IPL 2024: Upbeat Delhi Capitals look to ambush Kolkata Knight Riders | Cricket News

Apr3,2024



VISAKHAPATNAM: Buoyed by their first win of the season, a 20-run win over Chennai Super Kings on Sunday, Delhi Capitals will look to carry the momentum when they host Kolkata Knight Riders at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.
The Capitals took a lot of positives from their previous matches, the most important of which was their comeback. Rishabh Pant To your best. After early struggles, the southpaw scored 51 runs in 32 balls. His return to form is a good sign for his fortunes.
Capitals will also be happy this way Prithvi ShawHe performed well to make it into the playing eleven after missing two matches. David Warner (52 off 35b) and Shaw (43 off 27b) provided a great platform for the Capitals with a 93-run opening partnership that helped them post 191/5. But Michelle Marsh There are still significant contributions to be made. Delhi is hopeful that he will regain form soon.
In the bowling department, Khalil Ahmed Returned with a player of the match performance with 2/21 from his four overs. Their wickets of openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Rachin Ravindra meant that the Super Kings struggled in the chase. Mukesh Kumar also impressed while Axar Patel and Ishant Sharma played the supporting roles well. south african fast bowler Enrique Nortje Still feeling a bit rusty but Delhi know they have a gamechanger in South Africa.
The Knight Riders are also full of confidence after wins over Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore. when they moved forward andre russellA blistering 64 off 25 balls and 54 from Phil Salt led the side to a four-run win over 2016 champions Sunrisers, which included their top order. Sunil Narine (47), Venkatesh Iyer (50) and captain Shreyas Iyer (39*) – all showed their performance against RCB. The way they easily achieved the target of 183 runs in 16.5 overs with seven wickets remaining, shows the strength of their batting.
With players like Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Russell and Narine in the bowling department, the Knight Riders look to be a good all-round unit.
In the head-to-head record, both the teams are level with the Knight Riders having won 16 times against the Capitals' 16 in 32 matches. An exciting contest is about to take place in the Port City.



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