IPL 2018, 26th T20 Preview: Delhi will be looking for a winning start to Iyer captaincy

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Published on: Apr 27, 2018

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Indian Premier League 2018 26th T20 match: DD Vs KKR at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. Daredevils hope for change of fortunes under new captain Shreyas Iyer.

IPL 2018, 26th T20: Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders will play at Delhi, Apr 27, 2018

26th match - Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi, Apr 27, 2018

Indian Premier League 2018 26th T20: DD Vs KKR Scores

Match Teams: Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders

Match Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Match begin at 20:00 local time (14:30 GMT, 08:00 PM IST)

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Match Preview:

The 26th match of the Indian Premier League 2018 will see Shreyas Iyer taking over the mantle of leadership of Delhi Daredevils from Gautam Gambhir, with the latter having given up captainship. Iyer has a massive task on hand. Although Gambhir resigned voluntarily, the pressure on him was immense. Delhi have five losses in six matches. They will be facing a fresh Kolkata Knight Riders, who are returning from a five-day break.

Gambhir may have quit captaincy, and apparently, he won’t even take any salary. Still, it would be interesting to see if he now finds a place in the starting eleven. Gambhir just has a half-century to his name in the opening game. Glenn Maxwell has been massive disappointment, leaving Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer with too much to do.

Match Stats

Gautam Gambhir has a strike rate of 70 against pace bowlers this season and it shoots up to 153.5 against spinners. He has also been dismissed on four occasions by the pacers this season

Should he play, this match is set to be Piyush Chawla’s 200th T20 game

Delhi Daredevils SquadJason Roy, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (c), Glenn Maxwell, Rishabh Pant (wk), Liam Plunkett, Rahul Tewatia, Harshal Patel, Trent Boult, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan

Mitchell Johnson could get a look in for Russell, should he fail to be fit in time for the game.

Kolkata Knight Riders SquadSunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Andre Russell/Mitchell Johnson, Shubman Gill, Tom Curran, Piyush Chawla, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav

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