It’s Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils in match number thirteen of the Indian Premier League 2018. KKR is looking for consistency and game management while on the other hand Delhi Daredevils are doing quite well under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir. They clinched a last ball thriller to Mumbai Indians other night and successfully chasing a mammoth total in another match. At the moment it looks all good for delhi while KKR will need to sort-out certain issues.
KKR’s main problem is their bowling lineup as their is no one who can take responsibility on his shoulders. Mitchell Starc and Kamlesh Nagarkoti were lost to injuries while their Vinay Kumar is out of form lately. He’s getting battered in back to back games so KKR are merely left with any options. They are overly dependent on their spinners and Delhi will certainly look to damage them in death overs for sure.
For this game the focus is especially on Delhi skipper Gautam Gambhir. Having led Kolkata Knight Riders for seven years that saw them lift two IPL trophies it’s time for him to defeat them as he writes a new chapter in his DD career. Kolkata supports always loved Gambhir and it’s going to be a tough time for them to choose between the two.
KKR vs DD starts 8:00 PM IST live from Eden Gardens on April 16, 2018. To catch the match live you can tune into Star Sports network i.e. Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2 and HD variants of these channels. Live Stream for the IPL matches has been made available on Hotstar App and website, JIO TV etc.
Kolkata Knight Riders (Starting XI): Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Shivam Mavi, Tom Curran, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav.
Delhi Daredevils (Starting XI): Jason Roy, Gautam Gambhir(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Glenn Maxwell, Shreyas Iyer, Vijay Shankar, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Trent Boult.