Kolkata Knight Riders who currently are the table toppers of IPL 2022, are on a roll after winning two back-to-back games against PBKS and MI by a very big margin in terms of balls to be spared while Delhi Capitals will be coming to this clash after facing back-to-back losses against newly formed teams in Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants.
For Delhi it will be an uphill task to defeat such a spirited side like KKR and also toss might play a crucial factor to decide the result of this game as chasing teams have got an undue advantage in this tournament.
On the other hand, KKR spin duo of Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy have been instrumental for their side to restrict the opposition score with the help of their tight bowling in middle overs while Umesh Yadav has been brilliant in this season powerplay overs for them.
KKR line-up also stars attacking batters like Andre Russell who can be effective against this Delhi bowling attack. Delhi's hope has been majorly reliant on the form of Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant while David Warner is expected to perform well in this match. Shardul Thakur has been off colour in this IPL season and he would be looking to get back his name in the wickets column.
Let's have a look at numbers and stats before start of KKR vs DC game:
Among current players in IPL
Most runs for KKR vs DC: Nitish Rana (282)
Most wickets for KKR vs DC: Sunil Narine (19)
Most runs for DC vs KKR: Prithvi Shaw (341)
Most wickets for DC vs KKR: Anrich Nortje (8)
0 - KKR haven't won an IPL match at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai so far. They have played 2 matches and lost both games at that venue.
1 - Axar Patel needs 1 more run to smash 1000 runs in IPL.
16 - KKR have won 16 matches against DC in IPL which is joint-most against that team with CSK, MI and RCB. A win for KKR will bring them on top against DC in head-to-head.
Most matches won against DC in IPL:
CSK - 16 (26 matches)
RCB - 16 (27 matches)
KKR - 16 (28 matches)
MI - 16 (31 matches)
34 - Sunil Narine needs 34 more runs to become 13th player to smash 1000 runs for KKR in IPL.
50 - Prithvi Shaw need 1 more six and Axar Patel need 3 more sixes to complete 50 sixes in IPL.
78 - Nitish Rana needs 78 more runs to become 5th player to smash 1500 runs for KKR in IPL.
85 - David Warner needs 85 more runs to become 2nd player after Rohit Sharma to smash 1000 runs against KKR in IPL. Also Warner needs 47 more runs to complete 5500 runs in IPL.
170.5 - Prithvi Shaw has a strike rate of 170.5 vs KKR in IPL overall. He has smashed 341 runs from 6 innings at an average of 56.83.
Prithvi Shaw scores vs KKR: 62(44), 99(55), 14(7), 66(41), 82(41) & 18(12).
Highest S.R vs KKR in IPL (Minimum 125 balls faced):
Hardik Pandya - 184.56
Prithvi Shaw - 170.5
AB de Villiers - 154.89