DD’s Gautam Gambhir will take on his former side Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata in the 13th match of IPL 2018. This will be Gambhir’s first match against after leaving them this year after seven long years.
Both KKR and DD have lost two out of their three games played this year but DD will definitely start as favorites as they won their last match against MI and the momentum is along with them. KKR have lost their last two games and have some serious issues to fix with their team.
Both teams are expected not to make much changes to their playing XI. Still, KKR will look to adjust their batting order and the concerns over their death bowling. On the other hand, Delhi’s bowling look comparatively weaker and will look to play Amit Mishra/Jayant Yadav in place of Shahbaz Nadeem to strengthen their bowling a bit.
DD’s record against KKR is quite embarrassing as they have won only eight games out of 20 games. This is even worse when it comes to the Eden Gardens as they have won just a single game out seven games played among them at this venue. But after seeing recent performances, DD will still have an upper hand keeping in mind the fact that KKR’s star captain Gautam Gambhir is no longer with them.