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Delhi win toss and Gambhir opts to field

Delhi win toss and Gambhir opts to field

Preview: Delhi Daredevils Gautam Gambhir will be coming back to the city of joy, where he spent his best years as Kolkata Knight Riders skipper. The 61-run fifth wicket-stand off 22 balls between Rana and Russell in many ways turned the game around for the hosts.

In the last match, Kolkata included talented Indian youngster Shivam Mavi, but Karthik could not muster the courage to utilize his abilities in the beginning overs. The West Indian took two more wickets to help KKR register their second win in four games. The young kid Shubman Gill is wasted in the lower middle order; KKR could instead include the in-form Ishank Jaggi, for his experience and his proven ability to strike the ball. Shami has turned out in all the three matches for DD and a team official said there's no question of his availability.

DD had a poor start to the chase losing three wickets the first three overs. Delhi, on the other hand, lost to Kings XI Punjab in their opener and then went down against Rajasthan Royals in a rain-hit match.

In the next over, Rana caught Iyer at first slip off Russell's bowling while the big wicket of Gambhir - who is KKR's most successful captain winning two IPLs with them - fell to U-19 World Cup victor Shivam Mavi (1/14). Glenn Maxwell's 47 was one of just two double-digit scores for Delhi, he and Risabh Pant combining for 70 per cent of the Daredevils overall total.

Gautam Gambhir will be making his much-awaited return.




I took a profit last time by backing the outsiders in the six hitting market and once again there's some good value here. The team will also be relying heavily on its spin ace Sunil Narine to keep a check on Daredevils' batsmen. He went after the bowling attack right from the first ball and along with Nitish Rana, counterattacked the bowlers in the last five overs. But the Gambhir-led side bounced back in style against Mumbai with Jason Roy smashing an unbeaten 91 in his debut match for DD.

The consistency and experience of the two DD pacers like Mohammad Shami and Trent Boult.

The visitors also made one change by including South African all-rounder Chris Morris in place of Dan Christian.

KKR vs SRH live streaming will be telecasted on Star Sports First channel, Star Sports Hindi and Tamil channels.