The 18th match of IPL10 2017, is going to held between equally rampant teams “Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Delhi Daredevils”. On one side we have Kolkata Knight Riders who have started their campaign on a high against Gujarat Lions but in second match of this season they lost to Mumbai Indians. After the loss they comeback with back-to-back wins at home against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). While on the other side Delhi Daredevils had a disappointing start to IPL 10 with a loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), but bounced back with two consecutive wins both away and home. Now the both teams are ready to set their win against each other.

Here are 7 sneak preview of IPL 2017 18th match

#1 IPL10 season 2017, 17th match is between Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Delhi Daredevils. Delhi will face a big test as they lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders, who currently top the eight-team points table.

#2 This 17th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) season 10, 2017 between KKR Vs DD is taking place at 4pm in home town of Delhi Daredevils, at 4pm Feroz Shah Kotla Ground Wankhede Stadium, Delhi.

#3 Kolkata Knight Riders likely XI: Gautam Gambhir (C), Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Chris Woakes, Piyush Chawla, Trent Boult, Umesh Yadav.

#4 Kolkata Knight Riders: Kolkata Knight Riders yet played 3 matches and won 2 matches so they are at the 8th position at IPL points table.

#5 Delhi Daredevils likely XI: Sam Billings, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Chris Morris, Corey Anderson, Pat Cummins, Zaheer Khan (C), Shahbaz Nadeem, Amit Mishra.

#6 Delhi Daredevils: Delhi Daredevils boast a strong battling line-up, which is full of all-rounders and will fancy their chances against KKR bowlers.

#7 Kolkata Knight Riders look more balanced team, but they have depended on their top order to carry them through. That’s where Delhi must make inroads early, and then back their explosive personnel to swing the result in favour of their team.

Squads

Kolkata Knight Riders

Gautam Gambhir (captain), Darren Bravo, Trent Boult, Piyush Chawla, Nathan Coulter Nile, Colin de Grandhomme, Rishi Dhawan, Sayan Ghosh, Shaikb Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Ishank Jaggi, Kuldeep Yadav, Chris Woakes, Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Ankit Rajpoot, Suryakumar Yadav, Robin Uthappa (wicketkeeper) and Umesh Yadav.

Delhi Daredevils

Zaheer Khan (captain), Mohammad Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper), Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), CV Milind, Khaleel Ahmed, Pratyush Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Aditya Tare, Shashank Singh, Ankit Bawane, Navdeep Saini, Corey Anderson, Angelo Mathews, Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris, Carlos Brathwaite, Sam Billings.

Openers

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa

The Kolkata outfit boasts of the seasoned opening pair of captain Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa. There is no replacing the much reliable pair of Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa from the opening slot. The pair were not successful in the last season, but no one can doubt their credentials looking at the past records.

Delhi Daredevils: Sam Billings and Sanju Samson

Sam Billings returned to form with a superb 55, while Sanju Samson is the only player to have century in IPL-10 so far. Sam Billings even if the left-hander impressed with a glorious innings lower down the order.

Predictions

According to us Kolkata Knight Riders will hold an edge.

  • Their smashing bowling department has both quality spinners and pacers such as Umesh Yadav, Chris Woakes and Trent Boult, and KKR attack may make the going tough for Delhi’s otherwise reliable batting line-up.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders have players like Narine who may contribute at the top of the order, like in he did in the match against Punjab.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders lead 10-7 in the head-to-head match up against the Delhi Daredevils. The home ground too hasn’t been very lucky for Delhi as they have lost four of their last five games to KKR at the Kotla. Interestingly though, Delhi’s only home win in five seasons came in just the last year.