Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders - IPL 5 - Toss Report
In the 51st match of the ongoing fifth season of the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL), the ace team of the tournament, Delhi Daredevils, have won the toss and elected bat first against Kolkata Knight Riders in a contest that is about to begin at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.
Sitting at number-one spot with eight wins from ten games, Delhi have all the luck behind them and would be aiming to enhance their grip in the tournament.
On the other hand, KKR, who are second to the Daredevils this year in the tournament are raring to grab the number-one status, raising the stakes even higher.
This is what every IPL fan has been waiting for as the two top teams are about to lock horns to enforce superiority.
Delhi, would be aiming to amass a mammoth total on the board in order to give KKR a run for their money, because with the likes of Gautam Gambhir, Brendon McCullum and Jacques Kallis in the squad, KKR have the firepower to chase down any total on a given day.
While at the same time, KKR would be aiming to halt Delhi’s batting brigade, consisting Virender Sehwag, David Warner, Mahela Jayawardene and Ross Taylor from getting carried away.
Another fancy aspect of today’s show is two brother Irfan and Yusuf Pathan going against each other while playing for opposite teams. While last time Irfan had the last laugh by playing a role in getting the wicket of his brother, Yusuf would be looking to return the favour this time around.
The wicket at Feroz Shah Kotla, is perfect for a T20 match, where both batsmen and bowlers would get an equal opportunity to exhibit their talents.
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI):
Gautam Gambhir(c), Brendon McCullum(w), Jacques Kallis, Manoj Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Debabrata Das, Laxmi Shukla, Brett Lee, Rajat Bhatia, Sunil Narine, Pradeep Sangwan.
Delhi Daredevils (Playing XI):
Virender Sehwag(c), David Warner, Mahela Jayawardene, Ross Taylor, Irfan Pathan, Yogesh Nagar, Naman Ojha(w), Morne Morkel, Shahbaz Nadeem, Varun Aaron, Umesh Yadav