After registering their first match of the season against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, Delhi Daredevils will have their task cut out when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens later today.
The Gautam Gambhir-led side pulled off an incredible victory as they restricted Mumbai for just 194/7 after the hosts were off to a great start by scoring 84/0 in their first six overs. Chasing a par total of 195 on a flat batting wicket, Delhi Daredevils debutant Jason Roy took things into his own hands as he went after the bowlers right from the word go.
Roy, along with Rishabh Pant, went on a leather hunt as they made sure that the Mumbai Indians were kept away from sealing the game and eventually won by seven wickets with Roy remaining unbeaten on 91.
Kolkata, on the hand, suffered yet another setback as they lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad by five wickets at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Skipper Dinesh Karthik will hope that his batsmen come good against the Delhi Daredevils later today.
There are no injury concerns for Knight Riders and the hosts are expected to go in with the same playing XI that took the field against Sunrisers. Delhi, on the other hand, dropped both Colin Munro and Chris Morris for the game against Mumbai and the visitors are likely to bring in a fit-again Morris in place of Aussie all-rounder Dan Christian.
Let us take a look at how both the teams will line up for tonight’s clash.
IPL 2018 Match 13th Match KKR Probable 11
Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Mitchell Johnson, Shivam Mavi, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav.
IPL 2018 13th Match DD Probable 11
Jason Roy, Gautam Gambhir (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Shreyas Iyer, Vijay Shankar, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Trent Boult
IPL 2018 Match 13th Match Prediction
Win the toss and win the match has been the mantra for all the teams in this year’s IPL. In spite of that, the hosts might come out on top irrespective of whether they bat first or owl first.
IPL 2018 Match 13th Match Weather Forecast
Though there is rain ahead of the game in the city Kolkata, the game should start on time and the fans will get a chance to witness the action of full 40 overs.
* Please check few hours before the match for latest updates.
* As the teams are making few unexpected changes, we are providing a list of key players for both teams, pick from them to be safe.
* In the Wicket Keeper section, both D Karthik and R Pant are safe options.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Local: R Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana.
Foreign: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell.
* K Nagarkoti is injured and ruled out of IPL, P Krishna is named as his replacement.
* Chris Lynn and R Uthappa/Sunil Narine are expected to open the innings.
* Shubhman Gill and S Mavi made their debut in the last match but didn’t perform well. They might get another chance.
* M Johnson, S Narine, P Chawla and Kuldeep Yadav might lead the bowling attack.
* Rest of the lineup is expected to be same unless there are last minute injuries.
Local: G Gambhir, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, M Shami.
Foreign: Glenn Maxwell, J Roy, T Boult.
* J Roy replaced C Munro and performed very well, he is expected to open the innings with G Gambhir.
* D Christian replaced C Morris and bowled well so he might retain his place in the playing 11.
* V Shankar didn’t perform well so there is slight chance that he might be replaced with Manjot Kalra or P Shaw. Pick them at your own RISK
* Rest of the lineup seems to be good and expected to be the same.
Points Table: KKR and DD with 2 points are currently placed at 4th & 6th place on the points table.
Head to Head:
KKR: 12 Wins
DD: 8 Wins
No Result : 1
Kolkata Knight Riders
Local: Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Robin Uthappa (wk), Piyush Chawla, Vinay Kumar, Ishank Jaggi, Apoorv Wankhade, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Shubman Gill, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi.
Foreign: Mitchell Johnson, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles, Tom Curran.
Delhi Daredevils Squad
Local: Gautam Gambhir(c), Rishabh Pant(wk), Shreyas Iyer, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Mohammad Shami, Naman Ojha(wk), Prithvi Shaw, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Avesh Khan, Abhishek Sharma, Jayant Yadav, Harshal Patel, Manjot Kalra, Sayan Ghosh.
Foreign:Chris Morris, Glenn Maxwell, Trent Boult, Colin Munro, Daniel Christian, Jason Roy, Sandeep Lamichhan, Liam Plunkett
Safe Captain choices
Risky Captain choices
Match to be played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Pitch is expected to be batting friendly, scores above 160 are expected.
Kolkata Knight Riders
K Nagarkoti is injured and ruled out of IPL.
No injury concern.