Between a lot of ups and down on both sides of the field, Delhi Daredevils will host Kolkata Knight Riders in their upcoming IPL 2018 clash at Feroz Shah Kotla. The match will begin at 08:00 PM Local.
The latest edition of IPL hasn’t been good so far for the hosts as they are lingering in the points table with just 1 win in 6 matches. On the opposite, it has been a so-so tournament for the visitors with 3 wins and as man losses in 6 matches so far.
G Gambhir stepping down from captaincy burden has been a big blow to Delhi Daredevils however, it will also be interesting to watch how the young gun-Shreyas Iyer deals with issues. Moreover, it is also a kind of do or die for DD if they wish to end up in top four.
Let’s have a look at the recent form of both the teams and DEL vs KOL team news.
DD- L, W, L, L, L
KKR- L, L, W, W, L
After G Gambhir stepped down as captain, Delhi Daredevils will now play under Shreyas Iyer’s leadership. Chris Morris and Jason Roy missed out the previous encounter due to an injury and Dan Christian and Liam Plunkett were the two replacements for them. Dan Christian might miss out if anyone among Morris or Roy gets to play. Liam Plunkett had a wonderful debut in the last game bagged 3 wickets at an economy of 4.25.
Kolkata Knight Riders are expected to stick to the same playing 11 despite the loss. No injury apart from Andre Russell’s was reported and management might not tinker the combination.
Subject to fitness- Andre Russell, Jason Roy, and Chriss Moriss
Jason Roy took part in the practice sessions while Chris Morris was unavailable in the training session on match eve.
Chris Morris will not play this match as he has been ruled out
The DD vs KKR dream11 prediction is listed below.
Trent Boult, Liam Plunkett, Shreyas Iyer (c),Rishabh Pant (wk), Daniel Christian, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Morris, Gautam Gambhir, Sandeep Lamichhane, Jason Roy, Shahbaz Nadeem, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Jayant Yadav, Sayan Ghosh, Abhishek Sharma, Amit Mishra, Rahul Tewatia, Mohammed Shami, Colin Munro, Vijay Shankar, Naman Ojha, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Prithvi Shaw, Manjot Kalra
Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Ishank Jaggi, Mitchell Johnson, Cameron Delport, Tom Curran, Nitish Rana, Chris Lynn, Rinku Singh, Piyush Chawla, Shivam Mavi, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Javon Searles, Shubman Gill
This can be the del vs kol playing 11 in the upcoming clash-
Gautam Gambhir, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer (c), Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian/C Morris/J Roy, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Rahul Tewatia, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult
Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell/M Johnson, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Shivam Mavi, Tom Curran/Mitchell Johnson
For Delhi, Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer are the only hopes in batting. No other batter is in form. Iyer has scored two fifties so far while R Pant’s 85 of 48 against RCB showcase his big hitting talents. G Maxwell, G Gambhir, and others will have to contribute with the bat.
In bowling, Trent Boult and Avesh Khan shared 2 wickets while Liam Plunkett took 3 wickets.
For Kolkata, Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, and Robin Uthappa are the big hitters in the power play, in the middle over the charge is shifted down to Nitesh Rana and Dinesh Karthik while Andre Russell, in the end, is also capable of playing match-winning knocks.
In bowling, Shivam Mavi, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav and Tom Curran are the key bowlers.
For the first time, Shreyas Iyer will lead an IPL team. It will be interesting to see the young gun taking decisions on the field. This will be the second time both the teams will lock horns in this season. In their previous encounter at Eden Gardens, Delhi collapsed at 129 while chasing a 200 run target and lost by 71 runs.
Kolkata Knight Riders would be looking for another such heroic win while Delhi Daredevils will have to win this game to keep their hopes alive. In this game also, KKR will be favorite.
In wicketkeeper, R Pant and D Karthik both are a good choice. However, prefer R Pant as he comes up the order.
In batting, Shreyas Iyer, Nitesh Rana, Robin Uthappa and C Lynn will be the sure shot.
In all-rounders, G Maxwell, S Narine, and A Russell will be the best choice
In bowling, L Plunkett, Trent Boult, and Shivam Mavi will be a perfect choice.
You can go with the above DD vs KKR Dream11 team or make your own.
Disclaimer- Management can take any decision at last moment. The DEL vs KOL dream11 match preview we are providing here is based on our research and analysis. So, we urge you to pick your playing 11 or go with the same team if you feel so. Also, hit the bell icon to never miss an important update from us.