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IPL 2017, KKR vs DD, Match Preview: In-form Kolkata Knight Riders to lock horns against struggling Delhi Daredevils

Delhi Daredevils Shall Be Clashing Against Kolkata Knight Riders In An IPL Encounter In The Eden Gardens In Kolkata On Friday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 28 Apr 2017, 03:51:56 PM
IPL 2017  | KKR vs DD - Gautam Gambhir

New Delhi:

Delhi Daredevils shall be clashing against Kolkata Knight Riders in an IPL encounter in the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Friday.The match is scheduled to commence at 4: PM. The two sides have met on 19 occasions in the past with Kolkata Knight Riders winning 11 times.

Kolkata Knight Riders are coming into the game wiTh a lot of confidence after thumping Rising Pune Supergiant and Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last encounter. 

Kolkata Knight Riders are sitting on top of the points table and look quite certain to qualify for the eliminator. KKR has been in top form since the very start of the tournament with the team firing on all cylinders. KKR's batting efforts have been spearheaded by their seasoned campaigners Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uttappa .

Skipper Gautam Gambhir who is in a rich vein of form is the Orange Cap holder with runs under his belt.Meanwhile Robin Uttappa has been in excellent nick all through the tournament.The likes of Manish Pandey andYusuf Pathan have all been among the runs.

KKR have gambled by opening with Sunil Narine as a Pinch hitter and the move has paid off huge dividends with Narine scoring a couple of cameos.KKR's bowling attack seems to be the most balanced along with Mumbai Indians in the tournament.The potent pace attack comprises of Trent Boult, Umesh Yadav, have all been in wicket-taking form.Meanwhile, the side has a lot of depth in its spin department with Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav and Piyush Chawla to choose from.

Delhi Daredevils have not been force to reckon with in this season largely due to the chinks in their batting lineup. Delhi Daredevils certainly have one of the best bowling attacks of the tournament.

The pace attack has a plethora of world class seamers in Zaheer Khan, Mohammad Shami, Pat Cummins and Kagiso Rabada who have bagged heaps of wickets this season. Veteran seamers Amith Mishra has led the spin attack well with promising spinner Shahbaz Nadeem. The batting has been a cause of worry right from the very start of this season.

In the absence of Quinton De Cock and JP Duminy, young turks Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson have produced some belligerent knocks with the bat to take their team home.The rest of the batsmen have been plagued by inconsistencies so they need to get their act together in the upcoming matches.

KKR would aim to win this encounter on home turf and inch closer to a place in the eliminator.

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First Published : 28 Apr 2017, 11:17:00 AM