IPL 2018: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils Match Preview and Prediction

Shikhar Dhawan and Wriddhiman Saha

Shikhar Dhawan and Wriddhiman Saha of Sunrisers Hyderabad

KKR have lost their last two games and have some serious issues to fix with their team.

With bowlers keeping things tight it looked like Delhi will restrict the host for low score, but West Indian powerhouse Andre Russel had another idea.

It's also high time that Karthik backs his skill and makes an impact before questions are raised about his captaincy as he would be under vast pressure in one of the biggest tests of his career. He smashed six sixes and ended with a strike rate of 341.66. Nitish Rana becomes the man-of-the-match. Rana took 35 balls for his 59. An attractive batsman to watch, Rana is adept at tackling spin as well as the pacers and with this knock has staked claim to be KKR's main batsman. The fourth-wicket 62-run stand between Rishabh Pant (43 off 26 balls) and Glenn Maxwell (47 off 22 balls) got Delhi's hopes up but once Pant was sent back by Kuldeep Yadav, the visitors' chase completely fell apart and soon they were bowled out for 129 in 14.2 overs.

WICKET! Tom Curran gets the 5th wicket for KKR, Rahul Tewatia dismissed for just 1 run.

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Delhi will be thrilled with Jason Roy's outing in the last game. Yadav then struck by claiming the unsafe Rishabh Pant when he and Glen Maxwell were threatening to take the game away.

Narine then flummoxed Vijay Shankar, who was trapped leg before two balls later, and also got rid of Shami as Delhi slumped to a third defeat out of four. Gautam Gambhir-led DD finally had a taste of victory when they beat defending champions Mumbai Indians. His confidence at the top will hold them in good stead. "I thought we tried our level best but we couldn't execute the plans well". KKR also bolstered their support staff with the inclusion of Mumbai all-rounder Abhishek Nayar who mentored skipper Dinesh Karthik in the past. You can update your Poll Action above updated and kindly support your Team here happening on Eden Gardens. Momentum too is on their side and could play a huge factor in the match. But I felt like I was in good form.

The Knight Riders made a number of selection changes ahead of Saturday's game with Sunrisers but nothing worked for Dinesh Karthik's side as they posted a sub par 138/8.

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