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DC vs KKR in IPL today: Delhi defeated Kolkata in the last three matches; Will face for the first time in Visakhapatnam

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Delhi Capitals (DC) will face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) today in the 16th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The match will be played at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam from 7:30 pm onwards. The toss will take place at 7:00 pm.

Delhi, which is waiting for its first title, has defeated two-time champion Kolkata in the last 3 IPL matches. Kolkata's last win against Delhi was in 2021, after that three matches were played between the two, Kolkata lost all three.

Delhi will play its first two home matches in Visakhapatnam.
DC will play its first two home matches in Visakhapatnam. Delhi's home ground is Arun Jaitley Stadium, but Women's Premier League (WPL) matches were played here till March 17, due to which time could not be given to prepare the stadium for the IPL match. For this reason, Delhi decided to make Visakhapatnam the home ground for the first two matches.

head to head competition
There is a tough competition between Delhi and Kolkata in IPL. A total of 32 matches have been played between the two so far, Kolkata won 16 and Delhi won 15. Both the teams will face each other for the first time in Visakhapatnam.

Harshit Rana top wicket taker for KKR
This will be Kolkata's third match in the 17th season. The team won both the initial matches. KKR defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the first match and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the second.

Opener Phil Salt has scored the most runs for the team. He has 84 runs in his name in 2 matches. Among the bowlers, Harshit Rana has taken maximum 5 wickets for the team.

Khalil Ahmed DC's top wicket taker
DC has played 3 matches so far in the 17th season. They had to win 1 match and lose 2. Delhi was defeated by Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the first match and Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the second match. The team registered its first win of the season by defeating Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in its third match.

Opener David Warner is the top run scorer from Delhi. He has scored 130 runs in three matches with the help of one half-century. Khalil Ahmed is on top with five wickets in the same number of matches.

pitch report
The pitch of Visakhapatnam is considered batting friendly. So far 14 IPL matches have been played in Visakhapatnam. The team batting first in seven and chasing in only seven won. The highest team score here is 206 runs, which was made by Mumbai against Delhi in 2016.

weather condition
There is absolutely no chance of rain on the match day in Visakhapatnam. The temperature here on Wednesday will be between 28 to 33 degrees Celsius. The wind speed will be 24 km/hour.

Possible playing-11 of both the teams
Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant (captain and wicketkeeper), David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Tristan Stubbs, Axar Patel, Abhishek Porel, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortya, Khaleel Ahmed and Mukesh Kumar.
Impact Player: Ishant Sharma.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Venkatesh Iyer, Phil Salt, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Anukul Roy, Harshit Rana and Varun Chakravarthy.
Impact Player: Suyash Sharma, Angkrish Raghuvanshi.

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