KKR vs DD: Pumped-up DD Set Out to Conquer Eden

After notching up our first win in an exciting clash at the Wankhede, we now head to the Eden Gardens, which will surely bring back happy memories for some of our players. The team heads into the match brimming with confidence, while our opponents Kolkata Knight Riders will be looking to notch their second win as well, after losing their previous game against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

The Batting Turns Up the Heat

Jason Roy made his debut for DD in the last game and marked it with a swashbuckling 91* at a strike rate of 171.69. He was ably supported by Rishabh Pant (47) and Shreyas Iyer (27) in a nail-biting finish. The freedom given to them by the captain and the team management bore fruit in a high-scoring run chase. They will look to continue with the fine form as we look to gain some momentum through the tournament.

Gautam Gambhir and Glenn Maxwell will also want to get among the runs after having missed out in the run feast in the last match. Gautam Gambhir will certainly be a key player as he returns to his former home ground. His average of 34.12 at Eden Gardens is higher than his VIVO IPL career average of 29.29. His strike rate of 127.52 is also marginally higher than his overall IPL career. Glenn Maxwell also has a strong record at the Eden Gardens, striking at a staggering 154.25 with an average of 36.25.

The Bowlers Show Character

Having conceded 84 runs in the powerplay, the Delhi bowlers showed strong character as they fought back in the second half of the innings and put the shackles on the Mumbai batsmen. The last 5 overs fetched Mumbai Indians a measly 36 runs and cost them 5 wickets. The bowling unit would want to improve on the poor start in the powerplay though, especially with batsmen like Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine and Robin Uthappa at the top of the order.

Familiar Faces, Familiar Surroundings

The Kolkata fans will see familiar faces in Gautam Gambhir and Trent Boult at the Eden Gardens. But, this time they’ll be in the opposition dug-out. Gautam Gambhir knows these conditions at the back of his hand, and his knowledge will be really helpful for us as we look for our second victory in a row. With four wickets in the competition so far, Trent Boult will want to put in another strong performance against his former outfit. His crucial breakthroughs in the second half of the Mumbai innings were important and the captain will trust him to stifle Sunil Narine and curb the Lynnsanity up top.

This will be our fourth match on the trot away from home, and there is one more to go before we head home to the Kotla. Gambhir’s men would love to head there with a couple more wins under their belt.

Now that things are back on track, it’s up to our boys to capitalise.


VIVO IPL Match 13:
KKR vs DD, 8 pm IST

VENUE: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

BROADCAST: Star Sports Network

KKR vs DD: Pumped-up DD Set Out to Conquer Eden

After notching up our first win in an exciting clash at the Wankhede, we now head to the Eden Gardens, which will surely bring back happy memories for some of our players. The team heads into the match brimming with confidence, while our opponents Kolkata Knight Riders will be looking to notch their second win as well, after losing their previous game against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

The Batting Turns Up the Heat

Jason Roy made his debut for DD in the last game and marked it with a swashbuckling 91* at a strike rate of 171.69. He was ably supported by Rishabh Pant (47) and Shreyas Iyer (27) in a nail-biting finish. The freedom given to them by the captain and the team management bore fruit in a high-scoring run chase. They will look to continue with the fine form as we look to gain some momentum through the tournament.

Gautam Gambhir and Glenn Maxwell will also want to get among the runs after having missed out in the run feast in the last match. Gautam Gambhir will certainly be a key player as he returns to his former home ground. His average of 34.12 at Eden Gardens is higher than his VIVO IPL career average of 29.29. His strike rate of 127.52 is also marginally higher than his overall IPL career. Glenn Maxwell also has a strong record at the Eden Gardens, striking at a staggering 154.25 with an average of 36.25.

The Bowlers Show Character

Having conceded 84 runs in the powerplay, the Delhi bowlers showed strong character as they fought back in the second half of the innings and put the shackles on the Mumbai batsmen. The last 5 overs fetched Mumbai Indians a measly 36 runs and cost them 5 wickets. The bowling unit would want to improve on the poor start in the powerplay though, especially with batsmen like Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine and Robin Uthappa at the top of the order.

Familiar Faces, Familiar Surroundings

The Kolkata fans will see familiar faces in Gautam Gambhir and Trent Boult at the Eden Gardens. But, this time they’ll be in the opposition dug-out. Gautam Gambhir knows these conditions at the back of his hand, and his knowledge will be really helpful for us as we look for our second victory in a row. With four wickets in the competition so far, Trent Boult will want to put in another strong performance against his former outfit. His crucial breakthroughs in the second half of the Mumbai innings were important and the captain will trust him to stifle Sunil Narine and curb the Lynnsanity up top.

This will be our fourth match on the trot away from home, and there is one more to go before we head home to the Kotla. Gambhir’s men would love to head there with a couple more wins under their belt.

Now that things are back on track, it’s up to our boys to capitalise.


VIVO IPL Match 13:
KKR vs DD, 8 pm IST

VENUE: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

BROADCAST: Star Sports Network

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