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Delhi (DEL) will face Kolkata (KOL) in the 16th match of the Indian T20 League 2024 on Wednesday (April 3) at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam. It will be the last game of the season at this venue. Delhi have won one out of three games so far and are in seventh place in the points tally. Kolkata have won both their matches so far and are ranked second.

Delhi took on Chennai in their last match and elected to bat after winning the toss. They scored 191 runs for the loss of five wickets in 20 overs. David Warner and Rishabh Pant scored a half-century each for the team. The bowlers restricted Chennai to 171 runs for the loss of six wickets, and Delhi won the match by 20 runs. Mukesh Kumar was the pick of the bowlers and took three wickets for 21 runs in three overs. Khaleel Ahmed won the Player of the Match award as he picked two wickets for 21 runs in four overs, including a maiden over.

Kolkata took on Bengaluru in their last outing and elected to bowl after winning the toss. Bengaluru scored 182 runs for the loss of six wickets in 20 overs. Harshit Rana and Andre Russell picked two wickets each for Kolkata. Venkatesh Iyer was the highest scorer for the team and made 50 runs off 30 deliveries. Sunil Narine took one wicket and scored 47 runs off 22 deliveries. He won the Player of the Match award. 

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Delhi vs Kolkata Head to Head

Both Delhi and Kolkata have won 16 matches against each so far in the Indian T20 League. Delhi have won three out of the last five matches against Kolkata. Kolkata last won a match against Delhi in 2021.


Probable Playing XIs

Delhi:

Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Tristan Stubbs, Abishek Porel, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, Mukesh Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed

Kolkata:

Philip Salt (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Ramandeep Singh, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Mitchell Starc, Anukul Roy, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy


Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium Pitch Report

The surface here is likely to remain balanced throughout the match. The average first innings score in the last 10 T20 matches here has been 158 runs. The average number of wickets lost per inning has been six.

The teams chasing the target have won eight out of the last 10 matches here. Hence, the team winning the toss might look to bowl. Both pacers and spinners are likely to find equal support from the surface.


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Delhi vs Kolkata Key Player Battles

Andre Russell vs Delhi’s bowlers

Russell has a batting strike rate of 172 against Mukesh Kumar and 195 against left-arm pacers. He has made 19 runs off 11 deliveries against Mukesh Kumar. Russell takes a wicket every 10 deliveries in between 17 to 20 overs.

Shreyas Iyer vs Delhi’s bowlers

The former skipper of Delhi has made 96 runs in two matches against them. He has a batting average of 38 against Axar Patel and has made 38 runs off 25 deliveries. Iyer has made 18 runs off 14 deliveries against Anrich Nortje.

David Warner vs Kolkata’s bowlers

He has made 1075 runs in 27 matches against Kolkata at an average of 44.79 and a strike rate of 145.27, including two centuries. He has a batting average of 78 against Sunil Narine and has made 78 runs off 50 deliveries against him. Warner has made 59 runs off 32 deliveries against Andre Russell. He has an average of 49 in the Powerplay.

Rishabh Pant vs Kolkata’s bowlers

Pant has scored 27 runs off 11 deliveries against Russell. He has a strike rate of 300 against Ramandeep Singh. He has made 303 runs in 14 innings against Kolkata at a strike rate of 140.27. 

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