Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2024 prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss

  • Match Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win
  • Toss prediction: Delhi Capitals to win the toss and bat first

Here is our DC vs KKR prediction before Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders square off in the 16th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. The two teams will face off at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday, April 3.

Read on for our detailed DC vs KKR predictions ahead of this match.

  • Date and time: April 3, 7:30 PM IST
  • Venue: Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam

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Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders match preview

Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals got off to a poor start in the IPL 2024 with back to back losses but bounced back to beat the tournament favourites Chennai Super Kings in the third game. Delhi beat the yellow army by 20 runs at the same venue in Visakhapatnam. 

Having opted to bat first, DC had a blistering start as David Warner and Prithvi Shaw put on 93 runs in just 9.3 overs. Shaw made 43 off 27 while Warner scored 52 in 35 balls. Rishabh Pant then struck a superb 51 off 32 to power the total to 191. Defending the total, Khaleel Ahmed was excellent with 2 for 21 in four overs while Mukesh Kumar bagged three wickets. 

DC possible XI: David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c), Tristan Stubbs (wk), Axar Patel, Abhishek Porel, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Mukesh Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed

Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders have had a perfect start to their campaign, winning two out of two games. They beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 4 runs in the first game and followed it up with a comprehensive victory over Royal Challengers Bengaluru by seven wickets. 

KKR defeated the arch-rivals RCB at Bengaluru on the back of strong performances from their Caribbean duo. Andre Russell picked 2 for 29 in four overs to help KKR pull things back after RCB had a flying start. Chasing 183, KKR's opening pair smashed 86 in 6.3 overs with Sunil Narine smashing 47 off 22. Venkatesh Iyer made 50 off 30 and Shreyas Iyer scored 39 not-out in 24 deliveries as KKR finished the chase with 19 balls to spare. 

KKR possible XI: Phil Salt (wk), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Suyash Sharma

Pitch and expected weather conditions

The venue in Visakhapatnam has hosted a total of 18 matches in T20 cricket. The pitches in the past have been pretty balanced but the last game played here on Sunday saw over 360 runs in two innings. As for the average batting first score, the number stands at 158.

The weather forecast suggests that Visakhapatnam should be clear and humid on Wednesday evening. There is no real threat of rain with only 1% chance of precipitation. The temperature is likely to hover between 26-30 degree Celsius.

DC vs KKR Dream11 prediction

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Our DC vs KKR Dream11 prediction for this match

  • Wicketkeeper(s): Phil Salt, Rishabh Pant 
  • Batter(s): David Warner, Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer 
  • All-rounder(s): Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Mitchell Marsh 
  • Bowler(s): Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Khaleel Ahmed
  • Recommended captain: David Warner 
  • Recommended vice-captain: Andre Russell 

Here in the DC vs KKR match prediction, we will shed some light on why we picked the above XI for this Dream11 contest. Looking at the conditions and teams in action, we have opted to go with a balanced side. 

Among wicket-keepers, Phil Salt has been in good form while Rishabh Pant announced his return in great style in the last game. In the batting section, we have David Warner who is a must pick, and Shreyas Iyer and Venkatesh Iyer. 

Andre Russell, Mitchell Marsh and Sunil Narine all should be picked among all-rounders. Khaleel Ahmed has been bowling well while Varun Chakravarthy is a must pick. Kuldeep Yadav missed the last game but if he is fit, he should be picked. 

For captaincy and vice captaincy, we are going with Warner and Russell. Warner has been in terrific form, scoring 265 runs in the last five T20 matches. Russell smashed a fifty in the first game and has picked four wickets in two games. 

Match prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win

The head to head record between these two sides is evenly matched with both Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals winning 16 games each. DC leads the last five encounters by 3-2. However, KKR seem to have a better and more in-form side on paper. They have a stronger batting line-up while Delhi are heavily reliant on their top order. Our match prediction is for Kolkata Knight Riders to win. 

Toss prediction: Delhi Capitals to win the toss and field first

The T20 cricket is a format where teams mostly prefer chasing unless the pitch is expected to get harder to bat. Looking at the record at Visakhapatnam, the team batting second has won 10 out of 18 games. However, in the last game there was more help for bowlers in the second innings. DC opted to bat first and came out on top. Our toss prediction is that Delhi Capitals will win the toss and opt to bat first. 

Man of the match prediction: Phil Salt 

The England wicket-keeper batter has made a positive impact for KKR after coming in as a replacement. He scored 54 off 40 in the first game against Hyderabad and followed it up with 30 off 20 versus Bengaluru. Salt remains a key figure for KKR at the top due to his ability to take on pace and you can take a punt on him to be the player of the match. 

Betting Odds

  • Delhi Capitals: 2.08 (PARIMATCH)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 1.75 (PARIMATCH)

The bookmakers have placed Kolkata Knight Riders as strong favourites heading into this game. KKR have 1.75 odds of winning this match whereas DC have higher odds of 2.08. 


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