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IPL 2024: DC vs KKR Perfect Playing 11 for Both

Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer face off as we look at IPL 2024 DC vs KKR best playing 11 and dream fantasy lineups for both teams.

It’s match 16 of TATA IPL 2024, and we have the Delhi Capitals taking on the Kolkata Knight Riders at DC’s home ground, Vizag. Both teams are coming off a good win in their last encounter. While Delhi Capitals stopped the high-flying Chennai Super Kings while defending the target, the Kolkata Knight Riders defeated the Royal Challengers Bengaluru in their home den.

Delhi Capitals, after their two back-to-back defeats needed a boost in their campaign, and what better than defeating the table-toppers CSK? With one table-topper defeated, Delhi Capitals are now once again up against another table-topper, KKR. A win against KKR will give a lot of confidence to the Delhi Capitals, and will make sure they are back in the race for Playoffs. 

For Kolkata Knight Riders, they need to keep things simple as they have been doing so far. They have two wins from two games, and they are up against a side, that only recently defeated the table-topper CSK. KKR have done really well as a team with key contributions from some new names. But what they need more is for players like Mitchell Starc, Varun Chakravarthy, etc., to step up.  

Key Game Details:

Tournament: IPL 2024

Type: Match 16 – DC vs KKR

Where: Vizag

When: April 03, 2024 // 7:30 pm IST

The match will be played at Vizag, where the first match was a high-scoring affair. The pitch generally suits pace bowling, and the team batting first has a great advantage here. Keeping that in mind, what team and playing 11 combination will both teams adopt? Well, let’s look at the best playing 11 and dream fantasy lineup for IPL 2024 DC vs KKR match 16.   

IPL 2024 Full Squad Players List for Delhi Capitals (DC)

Batters: David Warner (o), Prithvi Shaw, Swastik Chhikara & Yash Dhull 

WKs: Abhishek Porel, Kumar Khushagra, Ricky Bhui, Rishabh Pant (c), Shai Hope (o) &Tristan Stubbs (o)

All-rounders: Axar Patel, Jake McGurk (o), Lalit Yadav, Mitchell Marsh (o) & Sumit Kumar

Bowlers: Anrich Nortje (o), Ishant Sharma, Jhye Richardson (o), Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Pravin Dubey, Rashik Dar & Vicky Ostwal

Delhi Capitals Best Playing 11 vs KKR

Delhi Capitals were hit by a big blow in the last match as their key match winner, Kuldeep Yadav was ruled out in the CSK match. But expect Kuldeep Yadav to be fit for this game. With Kuldeep Yadav back in the side, expect Ishant to play as an impact player in place of Rashid Dar. This is a strong batting lineup for DC, and with Shaw in form, the only change they would like to see contribution from Abhishek Porel. 

IPL 2024 – DC vs KKR Best Playing 11 for Delhi Capitals

  1. David Warner
  2. Prithvi Shaw
  3. Mitchell Marsh
  4. Rishabh Pant (c&wk)
  5. Tristan Stubbs
  6. Axar Patel
  7. Abhishek Porel
  8. Kuldeep Yadav
  9. Anrich Nortje
  10. Mukesh Kumar
  11. Khaleel Ahmed 
  12. Ishant Sharma (Best Impact Player)

DC Other Impact Players: Yash Dhull, Kumar Khushagra, Ricky Bhui & Pravin Dubey 

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IPL 2024 Full Squad Players List for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Batters: Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Manish Pandey, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh & Shreyas Iyer (c)

WKs: KS Bharat, Phil Salt (o) & Rahmanullah Gurbaz (o)

All-rounders: Andre Russell (o), Anukul Roy, Ramandeep Singh, Sherfane Rutherford (o), Sunil Narine (o) & Venkatesh Iyer

Bowlers: Chetan Sakariya, Dushmantha Chameera (o), Harshit Rana, Mitchell Starc (o), Mujeeb Rahman (o), Sakib Hussain, Suyash Sharma, Vaibhav Arora & Varun Chakravarthy

Kolkata Knight Riders Best Playing 11 vs DC

Kolkata Knight Riders suffered a big blow in the last match as Nitish Rana couldn’t play the match after being declared unfit. The situation doesn’t seem to be too good for Nitish Rana, who is in contention of being ruled out from the tournament. So, expect Nitish Rana to miss this match as well, and instead, KKR will play Angkrish Raghuvanshi as they did in the last match.

Overall, KKR have been pretty good in both the teams with contributions from their new players, Phil Salt and Harshit Rana. But apart from these two, the team would also need Mitchell Starc and Varun Chakravarthy to contribute well. Both have been underwhelming so far in the tournament, and for the team to continue the momentum, these two need to step up.

IPL 2024 DC vs KKR Best Playing 11 for Kolkata Knight Riders

  1. Sunil Narine
  2. Phil Salt (wk)
  3. Venkatesh Iyer
  4. Nitish Rana
  5. Shreyas Iyer (c)
  6. Rinku Singh
  7. Andre Russell
  8. Ramandeep Singh
  9. Mitchell Starc
  10. Harshit Rana
  11. Varun Chakravarthy
  12. Suyash Sharma (Best Impact Player)

KKR Other Impact Players: Vaibhav Arora, Manish Pandey, Angkrish Raghuvanshi & Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Top Fantasy Playing 11 for DC vs KKR  Match 16 of IPL 2024: 

Batters: David Warner, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer & Prithvi Shaw

Wks: Rishabh Pant & Phil Salt

All-rounders: Axar Patel, Mitchell Marsh, Andre Russell & Sunil Narine

Bowlers: Kuldeep Yadav

CVC Choice: David Warner & Andre Russell

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Sonal Jain

Sonal is an experienced cricket author with over 5 years of experience in the field. She follows Indian cricket to the core with a deep interest in the Indian Premier League, World Cup, IPL 2024, etc.