2017 IPL Eighteenth Match: Delhi Daredevils VS. Kolkata Knight Riders

The obsession of IPL 10 is all round creating much buzz among the fans with its nerve-wrecking matches. Here we are to find out the winners of the 18th match of the 2017 IPL. Talking about the schedule and fixture of the match, it will be played between Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders on 17 April on the home ground of Delhi, i.e. Feroz Shah Kotla at 16:00 as per IST and 10:30, according to GMT. This match is going to be really very enthralling as both the teams have been performing quite outstanding in the league so far. Both the teams will give each other a tough time trying to win the match. Who will win? Let’s find it out right here. But before that let’s have a look at the performances of both the teams so far.

Delhi Daredevils: Ready to Give a Tough Competition

So, the much jinxed team of the Indian Premier League seems to be back in form this season. As of now, Delhi Daredevils have played 3 matches, winning two. They are currently placed on the 3rd spot on the standings with 4 points and an outstanding net run rate of +2.217. In their last match, Daredevils demolished Kings XI Punjab by 51 runs leading them to the top spot. Team Delhi seems to be in its full disposition to clinch the winning title this time. Knight Riders will be having a tough battling with the Daredevils.

Delhi Daredevils: Meet the Playing XI
SR No. Name of the Player Player Rating
1 Zaheer Khan (Captain) 8.5/10
2 Corey Anderson 8/10
3 Rishabh Pant (Wicket Keeper) 7/10
4 Karun Nair 7/10
5 Sanju Samson 8/10
6 Chris Morris 8/10
7 Shreyas Iyer 7.5/10
8 Pat Cummins 7.5/10
9 Sam Billings 8/10
10 Shahbaz Nadeem 7.5/10
11 Amit Mishra 8/10
Total Overall Team Rating 7.5/10

Kolkata Knight Riders: Packed with Vehemence

Kolkata Knight Riders is definitely one of the most profitable teams of the Indian Premier League so far. As of now, Kolkata Knight Riders have played 4 matches, winning 3. The team is placed second on the points table with a net run rate of +1.265 and 6 points. No matter how strong Delhi Daredevils will be playing, Kolkata Knight Riders are all packed with great zeal and vehemence.

Kolkata Knight Riders: The Playing XI
SR No. Name of the Player Player Rating
1 Gautam Gambhir (Leading Run-Scorer of Kolkata Knight Riders, so far) 8.5/10
2 Chris Lynn 7.5/10
3 Manish Pandey 8/10
4 Robin Uthappa (Wicket Keeper) 7/10
5 Suryakumar Yadav 8/10
6 Yusuf Pathan 6/10
7 Colin de Grandhomme 8.5/10
8 Kuldeep Yadav 7/10
9 Chris Woakes 7/10
10 Trent Boult 8/10
11 Sunil Narine (Leading Wicket-Taker of Kolkata Knight Riders, so far) 8.5/10
Total Overall Team Rating 8/10

Predicting the Winner: Who will win?

Having a look at the past record of Delhi Daredevils on their home ground, the teamhas mostly had a tough time. Not to mention, in the last 5 matches with Kolkata Knight Riders, Daredevils have managed to win only one match. This indicates that despite of being in brilliant form, Daredevils will have to struggle to win. With a good past record and smashing performances, Kolkata Knight Riders are more likely to win this match.