The Delhi Capitals (DC) will face off against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Visakhapatnam at 7:30 PM IST (2:00 PM GMT).

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The Delhi Capitals made a strategic move in their previous game by including Shaw, which proved to be beneficial. However, Shaw was later substituted with Rasikh Salam. Depending on the pitch conditions, Salam or Lalit Yadav might be included in the starting lineup if Capitals bowl first, with Shaw potentially joining later if they bat first. The Capitals are hopeful for Kuldeep Yadav's return as he missed the previous game due to an injury concern.

On the other hand, the Capitals are keeping a close eye on the performance of their overseas players, Tristan Stubbs and Anrich Nortje. Stubbs faced an early dismissal in the last match, while Nortje has shown signs of rustiness in his recent outings. Jhye Richardson, who displayed good form during net practice, could be considered as a replacement for Nortje. Another option for the Capitals is bringing in Jake Fraser-McGurk instead of Stubbs.

The probable playing XI for the Capitals includes Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Rishabh Pant (captain and wicketkeeper), Mitchell Marsh, Tristan Stubbs/Jake Fraser-McGurk, Axar Patel, Abishek Porel, Anrich Nortje/Jhye Richardson, Mukesh Kumar, Ishant Sharma, and Rasikh Salam/Lalit Yadav.

Moving on to the Kolkata Knight Riders, Varun Chakravarthy bowled only two overs in the previous game before being substituted with Angkrish Raghuvanshi. Leg-spinner Suyash Sharma is also a potential option for that position, with Raghuvanshi being the Impact Player once again, swapping places with Suyash or Chakravarthy.

There were concerns about Venkatesh's fitness as he seemed to have a back tweak in the last game, but bowling coach Bharat Arun confirmed that he is fit and ready to play.

The probable playing XII for the Kolkata Knight Riders includes Phil Salt (wicketkeeper), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Anukul Roy, Harshit Rana, and Varun Chakravarthy/Suyash Sharma.