IPL 2018: DD vs KKR Match Preview, All eyes on Shreyas Iyer as new captain

IPL 2018: DD vs KKR Match Preview, All eyes on Shreyas Iyer as new captain

After leaving the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir, will the fate of the new captain Shreyas Iyer take over the captaincy of Delhi Daredevils? Under the captaincy of Shreyas Iyer, when Daredevils will play against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Delhi’s Ferozeshah Kotla ground on Friday, the biggest challenge ahead of themselves to facing KKR Strong batting attack and registered their second win of this tournament. In the six matches Delhi, are at the bottom of the table with two points from just one win. KKR has six points from same matches. If Delhi needs to win by paying KKR’s accountability in the home of his house, then its turbulent bowlers, Trent Boult and Liam Plunkett, will have to be especially exposed to explosive batsmen like Andre Russell and Nitish Rana.

Delhi and KKR will try hard to return to the winning path after losing their last matches. In this case, the fight between the two will be very interesting. KKR’s spin attack is definitely better than Daredevils. This is what KKR captain and Delhi Daredevils bowling coach James both believe. Till now, Delhi will have to be cautious with the spin trio of KKR, which has consisted wrist spinner Sunil Narine (8 wickets) and chinamen Bowler Kuldeep Yadav (six wickets) and Piyush Chawla (5 wickets). Except for Andre Russell, in the presence of Young Shivam Mavi and Karan Sharma, KKR’s Paes attack does not seem to be as strong, and the Delhi batsmen have to try to cash in on the opponent’s weakness.

Now, in the rest of the remaining eight matches, the new captain Shreyas is hoping for some charisma in all the remaining matches from the Delhi team. If Delhi wants to win, then Rishabh Pant (227 runs), Jason Roy (three matches, 97 runs),  will have to continue batting in a stormy manner. Opener Jason Roy and Prithvi Shaw will have to start the storm to return to the way to victory. New Zealand’s pacer Trent Boult (nine wickets), leg-spinner Rahul Tawatia (six wickets) and England’s plum Plunkett (three wickets) have been taken for Delhi.

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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