FerozShah Kotla will host another match in the expanse of one day and this time Delhi Daredevils will face Kolkata Knight Riders. Though Delhi Daredevils doesn’t have the record to prove that they are unbeatable at the home ground but this season they have looked different in their approach and in their results. Having won two of their three matches and winning their first home match against Kings XI Punjab has proved that this time the franchise is in no mood to perform below par. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders are placed currently at the top of the table with three wins in four matches. Both the teams won their last match rather convincingly against their opponent. Kolkata Knight Riders won the match due to quality spin bowling against Sunrisers Hyderabad whereas Delhi Daredevils all-round show yielded them the game against Punjab.
Last time they played: Last time the team was against each other, Delhi Daredevils went on to win the match by 20 runs. A fine all-round performance from Carlos Braithwaite sealed them the game. Batting first Delhi daredevils posted a total of 186 runs and Kolkata Knight Riders were bundled out for 159 runs at the end of 18.3 overs.
Head to Head Battle: Out of 18 matches played, Kolkata Knight Riders have the upper hand and have won 10 of the matches while Delhi daredevils have won 7 of the games and one match between them was abandoned. Last year both the teams won a game each.
Delhi Daredevils: In the last match, Delhi daredevils scored plenty of runs at the end of the innings courtesy, Corey Anderson, and Pat Cummins. Sam billings looked in great nick in his innings of half century. Delhi daredevils had great bowling spells which resulted in picking up the wicket of Kings XI Punjab. With everything going towards their way Delhi Daredevils are unlikely to change their playing eleven. Karun Nair poor form might cost him the place in the team.
Probable XI: Sanju Samson, Sam Billings, Shreyas Iyer, Karun Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Corey Anderson, Chris Morris, Pat Cummins, Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Kolkata Knight Riders are currently placed at the top of the table and their bowling especially the spin department is packed with varieties. The other night Sunil Narine opening gamble didn’t work but Uthappa got his form back at number three. They can play Shakib al Hasan if they want an extra spin in their line up otherwise same playing eleven is likely to occur.
Probable XI: Gautham Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Surya Kumar Yadav, Colin de Grandhomme/ Shakib al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Chris Woakes, Trent Boult, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav/ Piyush Chawla.
Players in the spotlight:
Manish Pandey: He has been scoring runs this season and KKR franchise would love to score him big at the next game too.
Chris Morris: Proteas all-rounder is a deadly in the death overs by a bat as he is with the ball. His crucial late fire power helps Delhi Daredevils a lot.
What: Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 16:00 17th April.
Where: Ferozshah Kotla, New Delhi.
What to expect: high temperature of about 40 degrees with clear skies, a run fest stored with assistance to spinners.
Toss Prediction: Toss is less importance here and will depend on who wins it. If Kolkata wins the toss, they will chase. And if Delhi wins the toss they will bat first.
Match Prediction: Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders Prediction is that Kolkata knight riders will have more chances to win.
- A high scoring six over session to be for sure.
- Place your direct bets on Kolkata Knight Riders first and then try to make a profitable cut.