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DC vs KKR Predicted Playing XI: Kuldeep Yadav to return for Delhi Capitals? Kolkata Knight Riders unchanged

DC vs KKR Predicted Playing XI: Kuldeep Yadav to return for Delhi Capitals? Kolkata Knight Riders unchanged

Can DC continue their winning streak, or will KKR maintain their perfect record? Only time will tell in this exciting IPL clash.

DC vs KKR IPL 2024: The Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam is set to host a high-octane clash between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in IPL 2024. While DC aims to secure a second consecutive victory, KKR boasts an undefeated record, having won both their matches so far.

Delhi Capitals look to maintain momentum

Fresh off a convincing win against Chennai Super Kings (CSK), DC is brimming with confidence. However, a few selection dilemmas keep them on their toes.

Prithvi Shaw role and Kuldeep Yadav return

Prithvi Shaw’s successful inclusion in the previous match paves the way for a potential repeat, with his batting order possibly determined by whether DC chooses to bowl or bat first.

The return of the in-form spinner Kuldeep Yadav from a niggle would be a significant boost for DC’s bowling attack.

Nortje vs. Richardson & Stubbs vs. Fraser-McGurk

The form of DC’s overseas players, Anrich Nortje and Tristan Stubbs, is a cause for concern. Nortje’s lack of sharpness might see Jhye Richardson get a chance, while a first-ball duck in the previous match puts Stubbs’ position in jeopardy. Jake Fraser-McGurk could be brought in as his replacement.

Predicted DC Playing XI

  • Prithvi Shaw
  • David Warner
  • Rishabh Pant (c & wk)
  • Mitchell Marsh
  • Jake Fraser-McGurk/Tristan Stubbs
  • Axar Patel
  • Abhishek Porel
  • Anrich Nortje/Jhye Richardson
  • Mukesh Kumar
  • Ishant Sharma
  • Khaleel Ahmed
  • Rasikh Salam/Lalit Yadav (depending on batting/bowling first)

KKR Likely to Remain Unchanged

Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other hand, are expected to retain their winning combination. Their well-oiled batting lineup, featuring the likes of Shreyas Iyer, Rinku Singh, and Andre Russell, coupled with a potent bowling attack led by Mitchell Starc and Varun Chakaravarthy, makes them a formidable force.

Predicted KKR Playing XI

  • Phil Salt (wk)
  • Sunil Narine
  • Venkatesh Iyer
  • Shreyas Iyer (c)
  • Rinku Singh
  • Andre Russell
  • Ramandeep Singh
  • Mitchell Starc
  • Harshit Rana
  • Varun Chakaravarthy
  • Vaibhav Arora

Head-to-Head: DC Holds Upper Hand

Looking at the past five encounters, DC has dominated KKR, winning four out of the five matches. However, current form suggests a close contest is on the horizon. Can DC continue their winning streak, or will KKR maintain their perfect record? Only time will tell in this exciting IPL clash.

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