- KKR have won four out of their last five matches.
- DD, on the other hand, have lost three on the bounce.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will host Delhi Daredevils (DD) in Match no. 32 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 at the iconic Eden Gardens on Friday evening. KKR have been in red-hot form right throughout the tournament and they would want to continue with their momentum against the Daredevils as well.
The last time these two sides met in this season, Manish Pandey pulled off a brilliant victory. The visitors will look to avenge their loss on Friday. For Delhi Daredevils, now they will have to dig deeper than avenging the loss as they are languishing at the bottom of the IPL 2017 points table.
Almost everyone has performed for KKR. Gautam Gambhir could not be happier with the current proceedings. If they win against the Daredevils on Friday, KKR will inch further close to that elusive IPL 2017 Playoff spot. The kind of cricket they have played, one should not be surprised if they register yet another resounding victory over the Daredevils.
KKR might bring back Nathan Coulter-Nile for the clash. The Australian pacer was rested for the last game and Darren Bravo got to play his first game for KKR. Chris Woakes, despite being expensive in almost all the matches, could be retained because of the nature of the pitch of Eden Gardens.
The Daredevils, on the other hand, could go with Sam Billings, Chris Morris, Corey Anderson and Kagiso Rabada to fill their foreign slots. Rest of the team is likely to remain the same.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (C), Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa (wk), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Colin de Grandhomme, Chris Woakes, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav.
Delhi Daredevils: Sanju Samson, Sam Billings, Karun Nair, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Corey Anderson, Chris Morris, Pat Cummins, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Zaheer Khan (C).
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 7:00 PM IST