Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match Preview
An unexpected start to the IPL 2016. Defending champions Mumbai Indians were comprehensively beaten in the first match by the new team Rising Pune SuperGiants. That too at MI home ground Wankhede. This is what we love about IPL, isn't it. Twists and turns all the way till the end. Super Sunday - today's match Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders. Watch HotStar IPL live T20 streaming on the go and enjoy live telecast on Sony Six, Sony Max and Sony ESPN HD.
Two time IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders are all set to kick off the ninth edition of IPL against Delhi Daredevils. The match will be played at KKR home venue the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The biggest stadium in India in terms of capacity.
KKR clinched the trophy in 2012 and 2014. Sans John Hastings, Jason Holder and Colin Munro, they have retained almost the same players this year too. Sunil Narine the biggest weapon in KKR's armour won't feature in today's match. There is a high probability that Gautam Gambhir will play Shakib Al Hasasn, Brad Hogg and Piyush Chawla today. The spin friendly track will bring some success to these three.
The pace battery will be lead by Morne Morkel. He will get some support from Umesh Yadav and Jaydev Unadkat. Batting would heavily rely on Manish Pandey, Robin Uthappa and Gautam Gambhir. Jacques Kallis who used to be a vital part of the playing XI will now take the responsibility of a coach.
Delhi Daredevils have roped in Sanju Samson who is a young sensation of IPL. Duminy and Quinton de Kock form an intergral part of the squad.
The bowling unit will include skipper Zaheer Khan, Amit Mishra, Imran Tahir, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Morris and Mohammed Shami. Delhi Daredevils have been one of the most fancied teams over the past but they have never won an IPL so far.
KKR has a slightly better unit on paper and would get a great support from the Eden Garden crowd. The match begins at 8pm IST.