The Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Delhi DareDevils today. While Kolkata Knight Riders lost their two games after their first game, the Delhi DareDevils lost their first two games and won their third game against Mumbai Indians. To make the most out of the home advantage, the Kolkata Knight Riders have to concentrate on pace bowling department as well as the dangling batting line-up.Match Begins In:
Coming to the Delhi DareDevils, they concentrated on their batting line-up and seem to resolve the issue of choosing Jason Roy or Rishabh Pant to bat at No.3. They have to work hard to reverse their luck and avoid losing three games out of four games, which may make their chances to enter the play-offs with minimal.
If Kolkata Knight Riders bat first, their predicted score will be above 160 runs. The three changes in the previous match made a ground for introspection among Kolkata Knight Riders. The team is facing criticism about letting Shubhman Gill bat in the lower order and taking long to introduce Shivam Mawi into the team.
Sunil Narine can be opted for opening the game and Chris Lynn and Dinesh Karthik may play in the middle order. It is better to promote Andre Russell to the middle order to strengthen the team’s chances to win the game. Dinesh Karthik is expected to concentrate much on standing in the crease for a longer time.
On the other hand, the Delhi team has more experienced players, familiar with the conditions of Kolkata, namely, Mohammed Shami, pacer from Bengal, and Trent Boult, former KKR team member.
If the Delhi team bats first, the predicted score will be more than 170 runs. Gambhir may opt Chris Morris and Daniel Christian to open the game. With the victory against Mumbai Indians, Jason Roy cemented his position in the team for this game. Gambhir may come to bat in the middle order, probably at No.4. The Delhi DareDevils have some more hitters like Glenn Maxwell, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer, and Rishabh Pant in the middle order.
There are chances of Gambhir and Jason Roy to bat in the top-order to give a stiff competition for the inconsistent bowling attack of the opponents as well as giving the team a good start by a perfect left and right combination.
Experts say that Delhi DareDevils will be the favorites for this game. Though home advantage rests with the latter side, over-reliance on the batting line-up and inconsistent bowling attack is the threat of their victory.
Experts and fans are eagerly waiting to see the winners of the combat between the men of Dinesh Karthik and Gautam Gambhir, as the result of this game, decide their chances to make their way to the playoffs.