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DC vs KKR, IPL 2023 Match 28 Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Your second IPL game of the day on Thursday sees Delhi Capitals take on Kolkata Knight Riders. Still looking for their first win of the campaign, Delhi Capitals have odds of 11/10 (2.10) to win the game with Kolkata Knight Riders favourites at 8/11 (1.73).

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 28
  • April 20, 2023 – 15:00 GMT
  • ¬†Arun Jaitley Stadium

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

This is always a venue which keeps the bowlers interested, irrespective of their bowling style. There could be movement through the air in the evening as well as turn off the pitch for the spin bowlers.

We expect cloudy conditions throughout this game on Thursday evening in Delhi. The temperature is forecast to be in the low 30s and high 20s with the humidity levels exceeding 50% later in the game.

Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Match Predictions

Neither of these two teams are in good form, Delhi Capitals have lost all of their games this season and Kolkata Knight Riders are looking to avoid their third successive defeat. Losing has become a miserable habit for the Capitals and we are backing Kolkata Knight Riders to end their streak with a win on Thursday.

Probable 6s

With Rinku Singh and Nitish Rana both drawing surprising blanks in the six column against Mumbai Indians, it was left to Venkatesh Iyer to hit nine maximums on his way to the highest score of the 2023 IPL. David Warner has taken a conservative approach to his run scoring this season and is still looking for his first six of the campaign. As a result, we are backing Kolkata Knight Riders to hit the most sixes in Delhi.

Our prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to hit most sixes in the match at 1/2 (1.50).

Probable Wickets

The 19 year old leg-spinner has already had a rollercoaster of a debut IPL season. He took 3-30 on his debut against Royal Challengers Bangalore but then conceded 44 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, he was back in form against Mumbai Indians and dismissed non-other than Rohit Sharma and the in-form Tilak Varma. We expect him to take the most wickets for his side in this match.

Our prediction: Suyash Sharma to be Kolkata Knight Riders’ highest wicket-taker at 4/1 (5.00).

Man of the Match

Venkatesh Iyer has a very clear role for Kolkata Knight Riders: score runs. He has even been used as an impact sub in this competition so that he does not risk injury in the field. He went past Harry Brook’s score of 100* with 104 against Mumbai Indians and is now the proud owner of the highest 2023 IPL score. But this was not a one-off, he had already hit the impressive Gujarat Titans bowlers for 83 two games earlier!

Our prediction: Venkatesh Iyer to be the Man of the Match at 8/1 (9.00).

Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders

After 32 head to head fixtures, Kolkata Knight Riders lead Delhi Capitals by only one victory 16-15! However, the Capitals won both clashes between the sides last year and are targeting their third straight win over Kolkata.

Delhi Capitals

After another defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday, Delhi Capitals have had plenty of time to re-asses their options ahead of this game. Anrich Nortje has struggled in recent games but we expect him to keep his place in the team.

Predicted XI: David Warner (c), Mitchell Marsh, Yash Dhull, Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Aman Khan, Abishek Porel (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Mustafizur Rahman

Kolkata Knight Riders

We expect a change at the top of the batting order and with the wicket-keeping gloves for Kolkata Knight Riders. After a poor run of form, we anticipate that the Afghan keeper-batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz will be left out and Bangladesh keeper-batter Litton Das will get the nod over England’s Jason Roy.

Predicted XI: Litton Das (wk), Narayan Jagadeesan, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Shardul Thakur, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Suyash Sharma, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy

How to Watch IPL 2023 in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List

Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders

There are two games in the 2023 IPL on Thursday and you can watch every ball of both matches. Watch the games on the Sky Sports Cricket channel or stream via the Sky Go App.

  • Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
  • Sky Go (Streaming)


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Thomas Penn

Thomas is a passionate sports fan with a particular interest in football, cricket, rugby and tennis. No matter where the match is being played, he will be staying up to watch the action!