DD vs KKR, 18th Match Preview, Probable XI and other Info

Fixture: Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 18th Match

Time/Date: 10:30 AM GMT/ 04:00 PM Local / 17 April 2017

Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Here we will be talking about the possible scenarios of the match that could help the fantasy players such as Dream11 users to make their Dream team and help them win big.


Match and Pitch Condition

Weather: It would be a typical hot day in Delhi with the temperature around 40°C.

Pitch condition: The pitch of Kotla have been batting friendly in the past and the same kind of track is expected again. Delhi made 188 runs in the last match here batting first and won easily by 51 runs. The team winning the toss is expected to bowl first.

Team News

Delhi Daredevils:

  • After winning the last two matches, they are unlikely to tinker with the winning combination.
  • Karun Nair’s form would be a worry to DD camp but they would want to give him another chance.

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • There is no clarity when Chris Lynn will be back. However, he is still unavailable for next match.
  • KKR might bring in Shakib Al Hasan in place of Colin de Grandhomme on a pitch that often helps the spinners after the latter got out on 0 in the last match.
  • For the Indian spinner’s spot, it could be a toss up between the two wrist spinners – Kuldeep Yadav and Piyush Chawla with the latter being the more likely contender.

Probable Playing XI: (In the Batting order)

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

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir(c), Robin Uthappa(wk), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Sunil Narine, Chris Woakes, Umesh Yadav, Piyush Chawla/Kuldeep Yadav, Trent Boult.

My Dream11 pick

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Delhi Daredevils: Sam Billings, Sanju Samson, Corey Anderson, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, Aditya Tare, Chris Morris, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Mohammad Shami, Zaheer Khan(c) Pat Cummins, Jayant Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Bawne, Chama Milind, Khaleel Ahmad, Pratyush Singh, Navdeep Saini, Shashank Singh, Carlos Brathwaite, Angelo Mathews, Shreyas Iyer, Ben Hilfenhaus.

Kolkata Knight RidersGautam Gambhir(c), Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey,  Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Chris Woakes, Trent Boult, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Suryakumar Yadav, Colin de Grandhomme, Sunil Narine, Ankit Rajpoot, Ishank Jaggi, Chris Lynn, Rishi Dhawan, Sheldon Jackson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Darren Bravo, Sayan Ghosh, Ramsingh Yadav, Rovman Powell.


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