IPL’s begun and in the 13th match, Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Delhi Daredevils at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. FPJ’s Dream XI closely looks at teams and their recent form and comes up with a balanced line-up for the said match. Kolkata Knight Riders after starting well are looking little lost and would want to get back on winning ways. The problem with KKR is they are relying too much on some players (read: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell) and they are not finding the right balance. Captain Dinesh Karthik is struggling to manage everything and this match against Delhi will be a crucial one for KKR.
Dream XI for Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c, wk), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Tom Curran, Shivam Mavi
Delhi Daredevils finally got off the mark against Mumbai Indians and it will be a homecoming of sort for captain Gautam Gambhir. Delhi are still finding their feet in the tournament and with Englishman Jason Roy’s inclusion, the team is looking more strong and compact. Delhi has the momentum and go into the match as slight favourites. IPL 2018 is picking up steam and as the tournament reaches the middle stage, every match becomes important.
Dream XI for Delhi Daredevils: Gautam Gambhir (c), Jason Roy, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Trent Boult