KKR VS DD – This article brings to you the preview, team news and top Funtasy picks for the 13th match of IPL 2018 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils.
Rarely are the Kolkata Knight Riders outplayed at their home ground Eden Gardens. Their previous fixture against the Sunrisers Hyderabad was a pragmatic testimony of uncertainties hovering around the T20 format.
Besides, the Delhi Daredevils who successfully chased a mammoth 195 against Mumbai Indians the other night will be now hosted by KKR in Gambhir’s old backyard today.
Kolkata Knight Riders Team News
Skipper Dinesh Karthik implemented quite a few changes in the KKR setup against SRH. One of them was pushing Sunil Narine down the order to accommodate Robin Uthappa in the opening slot, though Uthappa looked weary alongside Chris Lynn.
KKR played Mitchell Johnson and youngster Shubman Gill in place of Tom Curran and Rinku Singh respectively. While Johnson conceded as many as 30 runs in 3 overs, Gill had an unforgettable outing with the bat. Under-19 seamer Shivam Mavi didn’t get much of exposure in the middle, having bowled a solitary over in the match.
Karthik is likely to keep his combination intact in the upcoming clash against DD, unless he chooses to get back Tom Curran in the XI.
Playing XI (Last Match): C Lynn, S Narine, R Uthappa, N Rana, D Karthik (C&WK), S Gill, A Russell, M Johnson, S Mavi, P Chawla, K Yadav
Delhi Daredevils Team News
Jason Roy’s inclusion in the Daredevils’ framework in place of Colin Munro came as a massive boost against Mumbai Indians. The English opener hammered a 91-run innings, helping the visitors pull off a splendid chase at Wankhede.
The bowlers might have gone for quite a few runs in the beginning, but recovered well in the latter half. It remains to be seen whether Chris Morris is deemed for the game. Shahbaz Nadeem may also have to sit out to make way for either Amit Mishra or a third seamer.
Playing XI (Last Match): Gautam Gambhir, Jason Roy, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Dan Christian, Rahul Tewatia, Shahbaz Nadeem, M. Shami, Tent Boult.
Top Funtasy Picks
Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine – The Caribbean spinner has been adding more value to the team with his sumptuous batting. Moreover, his economical spells provide KKR more stability in the middle.
Delhi Daredevils: Jason Roy – The English batsman displayed some tremendous shots during his incredible knock to get Delhi home. You have all the reasons to pick him first up.
Punt Pick: Chris Morris – The Proteas all-rounder had to miss the previous contest owing to illness. He is expected to be back for the upcoming encounter against KKR.
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