Nitish Rana: “We were 15-20 runs short, and we knew the wicket wasn’t easy. I should have batted longer, and at that time, my wicket was crucial. Credit to the bowlers, if they can even fight with this total. The plan was just to delay [their win]. Credit to DC too for their batting in the powerplay. We need to play well as a team… I’m sure we are playing well if we can fight even with such a low score.”
David Warner: “Great to get the two points. It’s awesome; we are really proud of the bowling unit. We asked for wickets in the powerplay, and they did that. Again we lost wickets in a cluster. We can have those upfront conversations. We played an okay game.”
Ishant Sharma is the Player of the Match: “I was just waiting for my chance. That’s all I was thinking. Every single day the areas [of bowling] change… we talk about the plans. There’s no lucky charm in the team. We want to win every single game from here.”
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals Highlights today, Thursday 20-4-2023. 28th Match (N), Indian Premier League 2023, Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.
Toss: Capitals chose to field.
Kolkata Knight Riders team: 1 Venkatesh Iyer, 2 Litton Das (wk), 3 Jason Roy, 4 Sunil Narine, 5 Nitish Rana (capt), 6 Rinku Singh, 7 Mandeep Singh, 8 Andre Russell, 9 Varun Chakaravarthy, 10 Umesh Yadav, 11 Kulwant
Delhi Capitals team: 1 David Warner (capt), 2 Mitchell Marsh, 3 Manish Pandey, 4 Phil Salt (wk), 5 Lalit Yadav, 6 Aman Khan, 7 Axar Patel, 8 Kuldeep Yadav, 9 Anrich Nortje, 10 Ishant Sharma, 11 Mukesh Kumar.
Head to Head In T20’s: 31
Kolkata Knight Riders Won: 16
Delhi Capitals Won: 15
(last five completed Matches, most recent first)
Kolkata Knight Riders LLWWL
Delhi Capitals LLLLL
Match Timings: 2:00 PM GMT | 7:30 PM Local
Umpires – Michael Gough, Rohan Pandit
TV Umpire – KN Ananthapadmanabhan
Match Referee – Amit Sharma
Reserve Umpire – Abhijit Bhattacharya
Match number – IPL 2023 – 28th Match
Pitch and weather: In the IPL since 2019, the teams batting second have been more successful at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, winning 10 out of 13 games. The weather is expected to be fine for the duration of the game.