posted on 2018-04-27 11:43:05
posted by Surendhar V
Delhi Daredevils will be seeking revenge on their defeat in the first leg of this fixture as these two teams meet again for the second time in the 26th game of VIVO IPL 2018. With a change in captaincy, DD will be hoping for a change in results too as they awfully sit at the bottom of the table following five losses out of six. The Kolkata based franchise have had a mixed tournament so far, winning three games out of six and they will be looking to do a double over their opponents today.
Only game played at Kotla this season saw the home side bottling the game from a winning position.
Both the teams struggled to score and it seems that the pitch will behave the same way today.
KXIP defended a total of 143 and a score of 160 could well be a par score here.
Glenn Maxwell (Risky)
Andre Russell could miss this game following a hamstring injury in his last game.
With Kotla pitch acting very slow, it is going to be a very tough task for batsmen to get going. This could possibly tempt us to choose Narine over anyone else since DD doesn’t boast of a strong middle order who could play sensibly without trying anything adventurous in this pitch. Narine’s batting ability might well be an additional advantage as the West Indian could chip in a quickfire 30-40 in the powerplay overs.
Prithvi Shaw showed glimpses of what he could do in the early overs last game. If he could exhibit a controlled aggressive mindset today, he might possibly attain a good score and announce himself to the IPL.