IPL 2018: 26th Match, DD vs KKR - Delhi Daredevils Predicted XI

Published - 27 Apr 2018, 02:07 PM

Delhi Daredevils
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Delhi Daredevils (DD) will serve as the hosts to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 26th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Delhi franchise is currently at the bottom of the IPL 2018 points table with only one win in their kitty.

The Delhi-based outfit has continued with their perennial issues owing to the inconsistency.

Furthermore, a big blow dented depleted Delhi when Gautam Gambhir decided to step down as the skipper of the side.

Meanwhile, Shreyas Iyer will now hold the reins of captaincy for the Delhi side in the remainder of the lucrative Twenty20 tournament.

The last time these two teams had met in the ongoing season, KKR was able to dominate the encounter as they had trounced Delhi by 71 runs.

On the other hand, Knight Riders have had blown hot and cold in the ongoing eleventh season.

Dinesh Karthik-led team registered three wins and have lost as many in the six matches they have played.

Here is a look at the Predicted Playing XI of the Delhi Daredevils.

Gautam Gambhir:

Gambhir. (Photo by Rahul Gulati/ SPORTZPICS for BCCI)

Gautam Gambhir will look to raise his game with the bat after giving up the captaincy duties.

The southpaw opening batsman has accumulated 85 runs in the five innings and has looked out of sorts apart from his fifty on return for the old-franchise.

Prithvi Shaw:

Shaw. Photo by: Deepak Malik/ SPORTZPICS for BCCI

The Under-19 skipper Prithvi Shaw impressed on his IPL debut.

The right-hander scored a quickfire 22 off 10 balls and should get another shot in the final XI.

Shreyas Iyer:

Iyer. Photo by: Rahul Gulati/ SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Shreyas Iyer will carry the extra responsibility of leading the side. It will be a perfect opportunity for the right-hander to grab the chance with both his hands.

Rishabh Pant:

Pant was clean bowled in the last match. Photo by: Rahul Gulati/ SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Rishabh Pant has been Delhi’s best batsman thus far. The aggressive southpaw has gathered 227 runs in the six innings. Thus, wicketkeeper-batsman will like to continue his good form going.

Glenn Maxwell:

Glenn Maxwell. Photo by: Deepak Malik/ SPORTZPICS for BCCI.

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Glenn Maxwell hasn’t been able to find his form until now.

However, the Australian pugnacious all-rounder has played a couple of cameos in the season.

Daniel Christain:

Christian. Photo by: Vipin Pawar / IPL/ SPORTZPICS

Daniel Christain bowled well in the last match. However, he was unfortunate to be dismissed via run-out.

Christain has a powerful game and would like to provide finishing touches to Delhi team.

Rahul Tewatia:

Tewatia. Photo by: Rahul Gulati/ SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Rahul Tewatia scored a handy 24 in the last match. Nonetheless, he bowled only one over. The leg-spinner has scalped six wickets in the six matches he went on to play for his franchise.

Liam Plunkett:

Plunkett. Photo by: Deepak Malik/ SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Liam Plunkett had a dream debut in the IPL. The England fast bowler scalped three wickets and conceded only 17 runs in his quota of four overs.

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Amit Mishra:

Mishra. Photo by: Deepak Malik/ SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Amit Mishra was finally drafted in the playing XI in the last match. Though, the leg-spinner went wicketless and gave away 33 runs in his allotted four overs.

Avesh Khan:

A. Khan. Photo by: Deepak Malik/ SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Avesh Khan was able to impress with his brisk pace and sharp bounce. The fast bowler scalped two wickets and went for 36 runs in his four overs.

Trent Boult:

Boult. Photo by: Rahul Gulati SPORTZPICS

So far, Trent Boult has been the most impressive bowler. The Kiwi fast bowler has scalped nine wickets in the 6 matches thus far.

His experience is expected to come handy for the Delhi Daredevils.

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