Who Will Win KKR vs DD 13th Match, IPL 2018?
Kolkata Knight Riders will look to return to winning ways when they take on the Delhi Daredevils at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. This thirteenth fixture of the Indian Premier League 2018 will be played on April 16 with live action scheduled to begin at 8 PM local time.
KKR vs DD: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
TV channels: Star Sports, Sky Sports, Fox Sports, OSN Sports Cricket HD
Live Streaming: Hotstar, Bet365, Sky Go, OSN Play
Four of the last five T20 matches played at the Eden Gardens have been won by the side that has fielded first. And also since there is a possibility of dew forming on the outfield later in the evening, the team that wins the toss in this match is more likely to bowl first.
Read on for team analysis, betting odds, betting tips and prediction for KKR vs DD 13th match, Indian Premier League 2018....
Kolkata Knight Riders Team News & Playing 11
KKR made three changes in their last game against the Sunrisers Hyderabad. They brought Mitchell Johnson, Shubman Gill and Shivam Mavi in place of Tom Curran, Rinku Singh and Vinay Kumar respectively. The Knight Riders are expected to retain the same line-up for this upcoming game. Meanwhile, paceman Kamlesh Nagarkoti has been ruled out of the tournament with a foot injury and is set to be replaced by Karnataka's Prasidh Krishna in the squad.
Chris Lynn is always a massive threat to any bowling side. The Knight Riders will be happy to see him find some form in the last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad and will hope that he gets them off to a flyer at the Eden. Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell will have an even bigger role to play in the middle order should KKR lose a few early wickets. With the pitch expected to favor the pacers more, Mitchell Johnson becomes the key man for his side with the new ball. Sunil Narine has been quite economical and he too could trouble the Daredevils when it comes to spin.
Kolkata Knight Riders are currently fourth on the IPL 2018 points table with one win and two losses from three league fixtures. They began well with a convincing victory over the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their opening game but now find themselves under a bit of pressure after back-to-back defeats against the Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing 11
Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik (c/wk), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Shivam Mavi, Mitchell Johnson, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav
Delhi Daredevils Team News & Playing 11
Delhi Daredevils replaced Colin Munro and Chris Morris with Jason Roy and Daniel Christian respectively in their last match against the Mumbai Indians and they are likely to stick with them for the match against the Kolkata Knight Riders as well.
Jason Roy turned his team's fortunes around in his very first game of the season. The England batsman clubbed an unbeaten 53-ball 91 against the Mumbai Indians and he will be the danger man with bat, especially after the kind of form he displayed in the last game. Gautam Ghambir has had a good hit while Rishabh Pant has also chipped in with decent contributions. Trent Boult and Mohammed Shami are the two big threats in this pace attack. Boult, in particular, will be the trump card for the Daredevils with the new ball and he seems more likely to rattle KKR's top-order.
Having won one and lost two out of their first three matches, the Delhi Daredevils are placed sixth in the IPL 2018 league standings. After losing their first couple of games to Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals, Gambhir's men registered their first win of the season with a seven-wicket win over the Mumbai Indians in their last match.
Delhi Daredevils Predicted Playing 11
Jason Roy, Gautam Gambhir (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Shreyas Iyer, Vijay Shankar, Daniel Christian, Rahul Tewatia, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Trent Boult
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
KKR: L L W L W
DD: W L L L W
KKR vs DD Head to Head
Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils have played 19 matches against each other in the Indian Premier League with the former winning 12 of those and the latter seven.
KKR recorded a comfortable seven-wicket win in the most recent clash between these two teams which happened last season during the league stage.
Total Matches: 19; Kolkata Knight Riders: 12; Delhi Daredevils: 7
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils Betting Odds
Kolkata Knight Riders will be playing on their home ground and this could be why they are the bookmakers' favorites to win this match. The hosts are being offered at odds of 1.70 on Betway, 1.72 on Bet365 and 1.69 on Betfair. Delhi Daredevils, despite winning their last game against the Mumbai Indians, find themselves as the underdogs for this game at higher price of 2.15 on Betway, 2.10 on Bet365 and 2.36 on Betfair.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils Prediction
Kolkata Knight Riders certainly have the advantage of playing on their home ground. They have beaten the Delhi Daredevils six times in their previous seven IPL encounters as well as six times in the last seven matches played against them at the Eden Gardens. However, one thing that will be a bit of a concern for them is that they have lost three of their past four matches at this venue. Also, they are coming into this match after facing two consecutive defeats which means that they will be playing under some pressure.
Final Verdict: Back Delhi Daredevils to beat Kolkata Knight Riders at 2.15 on Betway, 2.10 on Bet365 and 2.36 on Betfair.