Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will take on Delhi Daredevils (DD) in the 26th match of Indian Premier League – IPL 2018 on 27th April 2018. This is the second encounter between them in this season; last time they met on 16 April in Kolkata where Kolkata Knight Riders won by 71 runs. As far as weather is considered it will be a hot day with daytime temperature touching to 42ºC but match hours will see the temperature below 35ºC.
IPL 2018 Match 26 DD vs KKR Pitch Report
This will be the second match at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi in IPL 2018. In the last match, played here between Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab it behaved as typical Feroz Shah Kotla’s pitch, slowed through the match. The match will be not a high scoring but it will be a perfect battle between bowlers and batsmen on this pitch.
IPL 2018 Match 26 DD vs KKR Team News
Delhi Daredevils are at the bottom of the IPL 2018 points table with 2 points, winning 1 match in 6 played. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders are at the 4th position in 6 matches with 6 points; 3 wins and 3 losses.
Delhi Daredevils (DD) Team News
Gautam Gambhir has stepped down as Delhi Daredevils captaincy and Shreyas Iyer has been appointed as the new captain for the rest of the season. Shreyas Iyer will be the 11th and the youngest captain of the Delhi Daredevils. On 22 May 2009, Gautam Gambhir last played as a captain. Delhi Daredevils are unlikely to make any changes in their playing XI as news about Jason Roy and Chris Morris is unavailable.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Team News
Kolkata Knight Riders would like to play with their last playing XI, but Andre Russell who got right hamstring injury during the match against Kings XI Punjab may get a rest.
IPL 2018 Match 26 DD vs KKR Head to Head
Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders have played 20 matches against each other in IPL, out of which Kolkata Knight Riders won 13 and Delhi Daredevils have won only 7 matches. In last 8 matches, Kolkata Knight Riders have won 7 of them and Delhi Daredevils won only 1 match.
At Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders have met 7 times, Kolkata Knight Riders won 5 of them and Delhi Daredevils won only 2 times.
Last time when they met in IPL 2018, Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Daredevils by 71 runs at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
|Total||DD Won||KKR Won|
|At Feroz Shah Kotla|
IPL 2018 Match 26 DD vs KKR Match Prediction
IPL 2018 Match 26 DD vs KKR Toss Prediction
With the pitch getting slow as the game progress toss-winning captain would like to bat first. Spinners will be crucial on this wicket.
IPL 2018 Match 26 DD vs KKR Score Prediction
On this typical Feroz Shah Kotla wicket, 150+ is a par score. But scoring 140+ in the first inning will be a challenge.
|Batting First||Predicted Score|
|Kolkata knight Riders||145+|
Our Prediction for IPL 2018 Match 26 DD vs KKR Who will Win?
|Kolkata Knight Riders||55%||65%|
In our Prediction with the current form of Delhi Daredevils as they are not able to perform as a steam and struggling; Kolkata Knight Riders have higher chance of winning this match.
Match Details: IPL 2018 Match 26 DD vs KKR
Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Date: 27th April, 2018
Time: 8:00 pm (IST)
Toss: Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Playing XI for DD: Vijay Shankar, Liam Plunkett, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer (c), Glenn Maxwell, Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro, Rahul Tewatia, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult.
Playing XI for KKR: Chirs Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Shubham Gill, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawala, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Mitchell Johnson.