IPL 2018, 26th T20: Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders will play at Delhi, Apr 27, 2018
26th match - Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi, Apr 27, 2018
Indian Premier League 2018 26th T20: DD Vs KKR Scores
Match Teams: Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders
Match Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Match begin at 20:00 local time (14:30 GMT, 08:00 PM IST)
The 26th match of the Indian Premier League 2018 will see Shreyas Iyer taking over the mantle of leadership of Delhi Daredevils from Gautam Gambhir, with the latter having given up captainship. Iyer has a massive task on hand. Although Gambhir resigned voluntarily, the pressure on him was immense. Delhi have five losses in six matches. They will be facing a fresh Kolkata Knight Riders, who are returning from a five-day break.
Gambhir may have quit captaincy, and apparently, he won’t even take any salary. Still, it would be interesting to see if he now finds a place in the starting eleven. Gambhir just has a half-century to his name in the opening game. Glenn Maxwell has been massive disappointment, leaving Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer with too much to do.
Gautam Gambhir has a strike rate of 70 against pace bowlers this season and it shoots up to 153.5 against spinners. He has also been dismissed on four occasions by the pacers this season
Should he play, this match is set to be Piyush Chawla’s 200th T20 game
Delhi Daredevils Squad – Jason Roy, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (c), Glenn Maxwell, Rishabh Pant (wk), Liam Plunkett, Rahul Tewatia, Harshal Patel, Trent Boult, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan
Mitchell Johnson could get a look in for Russell, should he fail to be fit in time for the game.
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad – Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Andre Russell/Mitchell Johnson, Shubman Gill, Tom Curran, Piyush Chawla, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav