Kolkata, on the other hand, have lost three of their five matches. They are placed seventh in the table. The Nitish Rana-led side has also lost their last two matches. Mumbai Indians (MI) handed them a five wicket defeat after chasing 186 in just 17.4 overs.
As the two teams gear up to clash against each other for the first time in the IPL 2023, let’s have a look at four bowlers who can take most wickets in the match.
Anrich Nortje: Delhi Capitals pacer Anrich Nortje has gone wicketless in his last three outings. He picked two wickets in his first match of the season against Gujarat Titans. The 29-year-old South Africa pacer will be aiming to resurrect Delhi’s and his campaign.
Nortje has a very good record against KKR. He has played four matches against the side and taken eight wickets at an average of 13.25 and an economy rate of 7.39.
Kuldeep Yadav: Delhi spinner Kuldeep Yadav was nothing but stunning in his last match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). At the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, where the bowlers dread facing the batters, Kuldeep picked two wickets for just 23 in four overs. He even bowled a maiden over.
In the five matches so far, the chinaman bowler has picked four wickets. Kuldeep has a stunning record against his former team. He has played two matches against KKR and picked eight wickets at an economy of seven and an average of 6.12.
Suyash Sharma: The 19-year-old spinner has been the surprise package for KKR this season. He has picked six wickets in four matches so far.
He will be a local boy playing against Delhi Capitals (DC) and would be aiming to make his outing a memorable one. In the last match against MI, he was his team’s top bowler. He picked two wickets for 27 runs in four overs. He grabbed the wickets of Rohit Sharma and in-form Tilak Varma.
Lockie Ferguson: The KKR express pacer would be a bowler to watchout for in the day-night game today (Thursday). The 31-year-old, however, hasn’t done much for the team so far. He has picked just one wicket in three matches and has been highly expensive.
The New Zealand quick – one of the fastest in the league – has picked nine wickets in six matches at an average of 18.77 and an economy of 8.04 against Delhi Capitals.
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