KKR vs DD: Head-to-head, Playing XI and other interesting stats
Kolkata Knight Riders are desperate to win as they host Delhi Daredevils in the 13th match of 2018 IPL at the Eden Gardens. Both the teams have two losses under their belt and a win here could set the tone for the rest of the season. Here we look at the head-to-head record and probable playing XI.
Gambhir returns to Eden Gardens as Delhi's captain
Tactical blunders against the Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad cost KKR as they lost both the games. The spotlight is yet again on KKR's skipper DK. This encounter is interesting as Kolkata's most successful captain Gautam Gambhir returns to the Eden Gardens for the first time in 2018. However, this time around, Gambhir will be leading the Delhi Daredevils.
The two teams have locked horns on 19 occasions with KKR boasting a better record. Kolkata have won 12 games while Daredevils have 7 victories under their belt. The Knight Riders are even more difficult to beat at the Eden Gardens, having won 6 of the 7 matches against the Daredevils here. KKR have also won 6 of their last 7 encounters against Delhi.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Probable Playing XI
Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (captain and wicket-keeper), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Mitchell Johnson, Shivam Mavi, Piyush Chawla and Kuldeep Yadav.
Delhi Daredevils: Probable Playing XI
Jason Roy, Gautam Gambhir (captain), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Glenn Maxwell, Shreyas Iyer, Vijay Shankar, Daniel Christian, Rahul Tewatia, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami and Trent Boult.