About the Match
With 4 points on board, Delhi Daredevils are at the 4th position and will go up against Kolkata Knight Riders, who also have 4 points and are placed third currently, on 20th April at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi. The Daredevils have won 2 matches and lost as many and will hope to carry the winning momentum forward. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders would be eager to return to their winning ways when they take on a dangerous Delhi Daredevils in the upcoming match. Both sides will try to dominate the other and succeed on Sunday to better their chances here.
Delhi Daredevils won a thriller of a contest by defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 4 runs as they registered their second successive win; opener Shreyas Iyer blasted 60 off 40 while JP Duminy smashed 54 off 41 to guide the Daredevils to post a competitive total of 167/4 in 20 overs. On the bowling front, JP Duminy was the pick of the bowlers, claiming 4-17 in 3 overs and it was indeed a brilliant last over from Nathan Coulter-Nile who picked up a wicket. Delhi Daredevils won the match against KXIP by 5 wickets as Yuvaraj Singh registered a fine fifty and Mayank Agarwal recorded his second T20 fifty. Moving focus to the bowling department, leg-spinner Imran Tahir has led from the front and has been performing well so far in the tournament; Nathan Coulter-Nile has had a decent run too while Amit Mishra continues to deliver with the ball. Having won the two previous games, the Daredevils would want to get more wins under their belt to improve their position.
Kolkata Knight Riders
The Knight Riders had reason to celebrate once again as they defeated Kings XI Punjab by 4 wickets after chasing down the modest total of 156 within 17.5 overs. Andre Russell’s pyrotechnics yielded 66 off 36 to help Kolkata register a convincing win. On the bowling front, Umesh Yadav and Andre Russell snared 5 wickets between them; Morne Morkel extracted pace and disconcerting bounce to keep the batsmen on their toes. Earlier, Kolkata Knight Riders lost their 2nd match against RCB by 3 wickets despite posting a competitive total of 177 which saw Gautam Gambhir scoring 58 and Andre Russell posting 41. KKR’s batting has been solid with the captain leading from the front while Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey and Andre Russell continue to produce good results. Piyush Chawla has been underutilized so far and Umesh Yadav is back to bolster the bowling department. Overall, the team has the strength and necessary fire-power to win the upcoming match.
Both teams come to this game at the back of convincing victories, which saw the sides put up a superb performance in all departments of the game. While KKR boasts of plenty of match-winners, the team has failed to click as a unit on far too many occasions. Daredevils on the other hand are quite confident after two successive wins and with the home advantage to their favor, we feel that the Daredevils will emerge victorious again.
Delhi Daredevils , 2.30 @ Bet365