DC vs KKR Match Prediction: Prithvi Shaw was given his first match in IPL 2024 against an indomitable opponent in Chennai Super Kings. He was under pressure from all directions. First, Delhi Capitals needed someone to support David Warner, and second, Shaw himself has been battling health issues and has been out of form for quite some time. But the 24-year-old, who was once hailed as a direct successor to Virender Sehwag, let his bat do the talking. Together with Warner, Shaw took DC to 93 in just 9.2 overs. He made 43 runs off 27 balls, and DC can now take a deep breath as Shaw is back in form. Warner and captain Rishabh Pant also hit centuries as DC posted 191/5 in 20 overs. Khalil Ahmad's pace and swing was too hot to handle for CSK openers as Ruturaj Gaikwad and Rachin Ravindra both were sent back inside 7 runs.

Kolkata Knight Riders haven't put a foot wrong with the bat. They are one of the most dangerous teams in the IPL at the moment, and only Sunrisers Hyderabad can really match their ferociousness with the bat. So it will really be difficult for DC to stop KKR's batsmen.

Here's 3 Players Battle To Watch Out For In DC vs KKR IPL Match 13

1. David Warner vs Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc has had a terrible start to his IPL 2024 campaign. The Australia speedster has given 100 runs in 8 combined over in first two matches. That's a horrendous performance by a bowler of Starc's stature. His task will even be more difficult as David Warner will be in front of him. Warner has been in terrific form for DC, while Starc has been poor. So this match up is inclining towards Warner.


David Warner vs KKR In IPL Matches:

Balls Faced

740

Runs Scored

905

Strike-Rate

145.27

4s

111

6s

40

 

2. Shreyas Iyer vs Axar Patel

Another matchup between two compatriots, but this time, unlike Warner vs Starc where the latter is out of form, this particular battle between Iyer and Patel has all the ingredients to produce a high octane moments. Patel is known for bowling dot balls and doesn't provide any room whatsoever to the batters, while Iyer is someone who loves to attack right from the off.

Shubman Gill IPL Stats

Balls Faced

40

Runs Scored

62

Strike-Rate

155.00

4s

04

6s

03

 

3. Khalil Ahmad vs Sunil Narine

Sunil Narine may not be recongnized as a proper batter, but KKR allows him to open the innings where he has been given only one task and that is to smack the bowlers without thinking even twice. That's why Narine has been so effective for KKR. But in this particular game, Narine might find the hitting hard as the bowler he is most likely to face is Khalil Ahmad, who has been on song for DC. Khalil picked up two wickets and bowled a maiden as well.

Khalil Ahmad in the last match vs CSK

Overs

04

Wickets

02

Runs

21

Economy

5.25

Maiden

01

 

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