David Warner-led DC head into the match on the back of their fifth loss this season, while KKR led by Nitish are fresh from their third loss of the campaign. DC has lost 5 in 5, whereas KKR has won 2 of 5.
Now, the two side will clash at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi, which will host it’s third match of the season. DC has suffered 6-wicket defeats to Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians at their home venue so far.
Ahead of DC vs KKR 2023 meeting at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, we take a look at the pitch report and weather forecast for the day as some parts of the country have received summer showers.
Arun Jaitley Stadium Pitch Report
Arun Jaitley Stadium is a venue that has produced a mixture of a few high-scoring contests and some low-scoring thrillers. The average score batting first in IPL here is 162. With an evening match, there is a possibility of dew in the later part of the match.
The first match in IPL 2023 saw the hosts struggled to get to 162 riding on Axar Patel’s cameo of 36, but the visiting GT side rode on B Sai Sudarshan unbeaten fifty to reach the target with 11 balls to spare.
In the second match, Axar once again starred for DC with a 25-ball 54, but that knock went in vain as the target of 173 was chased down by Mumbai Indians in a last-ball thriller after a Rohit Sharma fifty.
Both the matches this season has seen the chasing side win the contest. The venue history also suggests the team batting second has a huge advantage. So, the captain that wins the toss will have no hesitation to follow that pattern.
Arun Jaitley Stadium IPL stats
Batting First Won: 34
Chasing Won: 44
Highest Total: 231/4 by DC vs PBKS in 2011
Highest Run Chase: 214/3 by DC vs Gujarat Lions in 2017
Lowest Total: 83 All Out by DC vs CSK in 2013
Lowest Total Defended: 143/8 by PBKS vs DC in 2018
Average 1st Innings Score: 162
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DC Record in Arun Jaitley Stadium
Delhi Capitals Played: 72
Delhi Capitals Won: 30
Delhi Capitals Lost: 40
DC Tied: 1
DC No Result: 1
Delhi Capitals Won Batting First: 18
Delhi Capitals Won Chasing: 12
DC Highest Total: 231
DC Lowest Total: 95
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KKR Record in Arun Jaitley Stadium
KKR Played: 10
KKR Won: 5
KKR Lost: 4
KKR Tied: 1
KKR Won Batting First: 1
KKR Won Chasing: 4
KKR Highest Total: 185
KKR Lowest Total: 159
New Delhi weather forecast on Thursday, April 20
The day will be warm with max temperature of 35o C, but the evening, especially the playing hours is a little better with a temperature of 27o C. There is no chance of rain. So, weather is unlikely to play spoilsport in match between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders.
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