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Kolkata Knight Riders’ IPL Records and Stats against Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders. (Source -IPL)

Delhi Capitals (DC) will take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Match 16 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday, April 16. The league stage of the tournament has already entered the fourth round, but KKR are up for their third match. One of the two unbeaten teams so far this season, Knight Riders will aim to extend their lead when they meet DC at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium.

Shreyas Iyer and Co. started their campaign with a narrow four-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). They bettered the performance in an away game against Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) with a dominant seven-wicket triumph. Meanwhile, the Delhi franchise started with two defeats but found the winning track with an impressive 20-run win over five-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

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Andre Russell showcased his batting prowess in the first match and made a match-winning cameo with the ball in the second. The opening pair of Philip Salt and Sunil Narine have proved fruitful so far. Venkatesh Iyer’s half-century in the last match was a bonus point for KKR before the important clash against DC. It will be interesting to see how DC will approach KKR’s spin-centric unit.

Let’s take a look at KKR IPL Stats and Records against DC:

Total Matches Played
31
Matches won by KKR
14
Matches won by DC
16
Matches Tied or No Result
01

Top Run Scorers for KKR against DC

Looking at the head-to-head records between the two teams, Gautam Gambhir has scored the most runs for KKR. The man who led the franchise to glory in the 2012 and 2014 seasons has amassed 413 runs in 14 innings including three half-centuries.

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Top Wicket-Takers for KKR against DC:

Spin wizard Sunil Narine is the leading wicket-taker in the KKR vs DC rivalry. The 35-year-old has taken 22 wickets in 21 innings, including a four-wicket haul in the 2013 IPL – the sixth-best bowling figures for KKR against DC.

KKR’s highest total against DC in IPL history:

KKR’s highest team total against DC in IPL history came in Match 16 of the 2020 season in Sharjah. KDC set a massive target of 229 and KKR’s reply ended in 210/8. Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan and Rahul Tripathi fought hard to overcome the target but they fell short of 18 runs. 

KKR’s lowest total against DC in IPL history:

KKR registered their lowest team total against DC in the 2023 edition of IPL. Batting first at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium, Kolkata were bowled out for 127 runs. On the back of David Warner’s half-century, the hosts crossed the finish line with four balls remaining. 

KKR’s IPL Records and Milestones against DC:

1. Joint 4th highest wicket-taker against DC

KKR’s trump card Sunil Narine is the joint fourth-highest wicket-taker against DC in IPL history. The off-spinner has been associated with the Kolkata franchise since 2012 and is on the elite list of the few players in league history who have played for just one franchise. Narine, who has played 164 IPL matches so far, has pocketed 165 wickets, 22 of which have come against DC.

2. Third-best bowling figures for KKR

Mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy’s 5/20 against DC in IPL 2020 is KKR’s third-best bowling performance in tournament history. The right-arm spinner’s brilliant four-over spell ensured KKR a massive 59-run win over DC in Abu Dhabi. This is also the third-best bowling figure against DC.

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