The desperate Delhi Daredevils will be led by Shreyas Iyer henceforth as Gautam Gambhir steps down from captaincy. DD will host Kolkata Knight Riders for the 26 th match of IPL 2018. KKR, meanwhile, will look forward to win this match and move up in the points table. Find the Probable Final Playing 11 of both DD and KKR below.
Overall: Matches – 20
Delhi Daredevils – 13
Kolkata Knight Riders – 7
Punters Heavy On: DD
Delhi and Kolkata’s second face-off will be held at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.
|Matches won batting first||28|
|Matches won bowling first||32|
|Average 1st Inns scores||161|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||147|
|Highest total recorded||231/4 (20 Ov) by DD vs KXIP|
|Lowest total recorded||66/10 (13.4 Ov) by DD vs MI|
|Highest score chased||214/3 (17.3 Ov) by DD vs GL|
|Lowest score defended||118/4 (11 Ov) by DD vs KXIP|
(The above stats only include the IPL matches played at Feroz Shah Kotla)
The Feroz Shah Kotla pitch in the last match was slow and there was no pace off the surface. If it is the same pitch again, the score would be 150-160.)
How do the teams stack up?
DD Today Match Prediction
Though Gambhir has relinquished his captaincy and continues his poor form, it is implausible that he will be rested for the game. With Jason Roy’s fitness being skeptical, Prithvi Shaw and Gambhir will open the batting. Shreyas Iyer is in good form and will hope to play a responsible captain’s innings. The middle order, especially Rishabh Pant and Glenn Maxwell should get going and score bigger knocks. The Delhi Daredevils squad is likely to be the same as the last match.
DD Probable Final Playing 11:
Gautam Gambhir, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, Rahul Tewatia, Amit Mishra, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Liam Plunkett
Players to watch out for: Shreyas Iyer, Liam Plunkett
KKR Today Match Prediction
After a long one week break, Kolkata Knight Riders is all set to play against Delhi. Chris Lynn is back to form after the last match and is likely to continue the same against DD. Skipper Dinesh Karthik and Robin Uthappa has also been good with the bat. Nitish Rana and Andre Russell should be back strong after their poor performance against KXIP. Shubham Gill’s position and performance is still skeptical for the KKR. No changes are expected in the KKR squad for their next match.
KKR Probable Final Playing 11:
Dinesh Karthik (C/WK), Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Tom Curran, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi
Players to watch out for: Chris Lynn, Dinesh Karthik