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DC vs KKR: Can Iyer continue his dominance or Pant will seek redemption for previous losses in today’s IPL match between Delhi vs Kolkata?

DC vs KKR: Can Iyer continue his dominance or Pant will seek redemption for previous losses in today’s IPL match between Delhi vs Kolkata?

Kolkata’s fortune this year is on a winning streak and showing strong potential to qualify the playoffs, and even lift the trophy, just like they did in IPL 2012 and 2014. With Shreyas Iyer leading the team from the front, the team holds extremely talented and veteran players such as Mitchell Starc, all-rounder Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, and more. This is among the many reasons why opposition teams have a difficult time in finding gaps in KKR’s batting lineup or bowling attacks and disrupt them. Today, Shreyas Iyer-led Kolkata Knight Riders is all set to face Rishabh Pant’s Delhi Capitals which is all set to take place on 3 April in ACA-VDCA International Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have won both the matches that they played till date, one against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on March 23, and the other against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on March 29.

It was a close call between SRH vs KKR, thanks to Russell’s power-hitting which aided Kolkata to emerge victorious by a margin of 4 runs. On the contrary, it was an easy win for KKR against RCB.

With a net total of 182 by RCB, KKR’s chase of 183 was done and dusted within 16.5 overs. Currently, KKR is at no 2 at the leaderboard, with a total of 4 points and a NRR of +0.147.

On the other hand, Delhi’s chances of winning seems slim, with the team having won only 1 out of the 3 matches played against Punjab Kings (PBKS) on March 23, Rajasthan Royals (RR) on March 28, and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on March 31.

Delhi only emerged victorious against CSK in its last match, having won by 20 runs. At present, DC is standing at no 7 in the leaderboard with only 2 points, and a NRR of -0.016.

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Delhi vs Kolkata: Team news from the pitch

Today’s match between Delhi vs Kolkata will ensure an absolute spine-chilling encounter. Kolkata & Delhi have faced off each other 32 times in total in IPL. Both the teams have a close win:win ratio, wherein Delhi won 15 matches, and KKR snatched 16 wins.

One match ended at a draw. Delhi’s highest score against Kolkata is 228, while the vice versa stands at 210.

With KKR standing strong, DC needs to roll up their sleeves and put up a strong total in the scoreboard. The fans might expect a strong partnership from David Warner and Rishabh Pant. Anrich Nortje’s return to the team after he missed the initial few matches is a relief!

Capitals’ need to execute a firm on-field strategy to succeed in today’s match. The power-play overs will be crucial for Delhi as Kolkata’s power-hitters will not miss a single chance to hit short boundaries.

Additionally, Visakhapatnam’s stadium is likely to favor bowlers, and aid swingers. In tonight’s match between DC vs KKR, Delhi will heavily rely on its swingers!

Pitch & Weather report

The ACA-VDCA International Cricket Stadium in Vishakhapatnam is likely to favor bowlers, as the pitch facilities in ball swings without much explicit effort. Spinners from either team may turn the match towards their favor in the later part of the match.

Though there will be power-hitters from both teams, batsmen need to make the most of the power-play overs, as wickets will be crucial to protect.

Weather forecast predicts there will be clear skies with no rainfall, although humidity will soar up as high as 88%. Temperatures will be around 30 degrees when the match begins, but will rise around 35 degrees towards the ending.

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