Raipur: Delhi Daredevils (DD) have got another chance of making a setback in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) sixth edition as they will be seen battling with defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for their third win in the tournament here at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International stadium on Wednesday. KKR also have secured only one win in their last 5 matches.
David Warner is proving to be the magic stick for struggling DD. Their whole batting lineup looks to be centralized only on his performance with the bat. However, they hold many other explosive batsmen like Virender Sehwag, captain Mahela Jayawardene, Unmukt Chand and Ben Rohrer. But all of them are suffering from bad form.
They also have a superb pace attack led by Morne Morkel and Ashish Nehra. Irfan Pathan and Umesh Yadav are the other ones who are master in bowling in death overs. Shahbaz Nadeem is also proving to be effective with his slow arm bowling.
Meanwhile, KKR is suffering from some bad luck at the moment. After getting a good start in the tournament, they have witnessed many losses in the sixth edition of IPL. All their top order batsmen are in good form but not consistent. However, Manvinder Bisla is scoring runs in every match. But skipper Gautam Gambhir and Jacques Kallis are failing to be effective with the bat. Yusuf Pathan has also failed to explode in every match of the tournament. But Eoin Morgan have played nicely in almost every match.
They also own a superb bowling attack as Sunil Narine is almost unplayable with his unexpected spinning and bouncing deliveries. Yusuf Pathan and Rajat Bhatia also prove to be economic at many occasions. While Kallis and L Balaji are holding the nerve of their pace attack with Shami Ahmed.
After comparing both the teams, it looks to be a very interesting match at Raipur stadium.
Here are the expected squads:
Mahela Jayawardene (Captain), Virender Sehwag, Unmukt Chand, David Warner, Ben Rohrer, Kedar Jadhav (Wicket-Keeper), Irfan Pathan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Morne Morkel, Ashish Nehra, Umesh Yadav.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Manvinder Bisla (Keeper), Gautam Gambhir (Skipper), Brandon McCullum, Jacques Kallis, Eoin Morgan, Yusuf Pathan, Debabrata Das, Rajat Bhatia, Sunil Narine, Shami Ahmed, L Balaji.
The live streaming of the match between Delhi Daredevils (DD) versus Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be available on Times Internet's official YouTube channel.
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