Change is the rule of the world, there can be a good example from the IPL. The team that was previously led by Gautam Gambhir, today is in the hands of Dinesh Karthik, and the team that played by Karthik ever, the head of that team is now serious. On Monday, under the direction of Karthik, When the Kolkata Knight Riders will play against Delhi Daredevils at Eden Gardens, will face two different types of battles. The figures are with Kolkata. Both teams have played 20 times against each other in IPL, out of which Kolkata have won 12 matches while Delhi has won at eight times.
There are many challenges in front of Kolkata’s new captain Karthik. The morale of the team has definitely dropped from previous two losses. It is necessary for Karthik to control this damaged from now on. Another big challenge before them is a selection of ‘Perfect-11’. In the last two matches, Kolkata’s team did not look balanced. After a spectacular start against Royal Challengers Bangalore, the bowler did not save a big target in the second match against Chennai Super Kings, in the third match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the batsmen failed.
Karthik will have to select not only the balanced XI but also the batting order will have to be corrected. In the previous match, Robin Uthappa was replaced by Sunil Narayan as an opener, and Narayan was played at third on order. Both failed, and the use of this experiment was severely brutalised. Shubhman Gill, who is No3 batsman, was sent to the seventh place and he could not do anything in that game.
After losing the first two matches, Delhi Daredevils will try to return to the track after winning the previous game against the Mumbai Indians. In Eden Garden, Delhi’s fans will expect a big turn from captain Gambhir, who has played many wonderful innings for Kolkata here. The last match hero Jason Roy scored a superb unbeaten 91 runs off 53 balls. Delhi has also some fine batsman like Glenn Maxwell, Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer. Mohammad Shami and Trent Bolt will command the fast bowling attack.