Tonight, Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils will lock horns against each other at Kolkata’s historic Eden Gardens. Gautam Gambhir will lead his KKR side while Zaheer Khan would be seen leading the Delhi Daredevils for the first time ever.
The live coverage of the match will be available on Sony ESPN and Set Max from 8pm onwards. For live updates of the match, fans are requested to visit cricbuzz, ESPN and t20iplindia.com for ball by ball live commentary and scores. Since the match will be played in Kolkata so lots of crowd would turn up for the match to support the home team. But a team like Delhi just can’t be underestimated. Gambhir needs to stay cautious from them.
KKR has won IPL twice but Delhi Daredevils have never won it. So KKR will have an edge over Delhi in IPL9 match 2. It is also important to mention that apart from Zaheer Khan and Mohammad Shami, Delhi don’t have any big international bowlers in the side. Also the team doesn’t have any big hitter in the squad except Carlos Braithwaite.
Contrarily, KKR have everything in their favor. Big hitters like; Gambhir, Uthappan, Yousuf Pathan and Andre Russel are there and also the team has some famous bowlers including the likes of Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Naraine and Morne Morkel.
India — Set Max & Sony Six
Caribbean — IMG
Hong Kong — PCCW
Bangladesh — Maasaranga TV
Middle East — OSN Network
Singapore — StarHub
Sub-Saharan Africa — SuperSport
Pakistan — Geo Super
Canada Rogers — Sportsnet
United States — Willow TV international
Sri Lanka — Carlton Sports Network
Malaysia — Measat (Astro)
Papua New Guinea — EMTV
United Kingdom — Sky Sports
New Zealand — Sky NZ country name.
KKR will win tonight but it would be a tough battle.
The Squad for KKR & Delhi Daredevils: Likely Playing XI
KKR: Gautam Gambhir (C), Robin Uthappa (WK), Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav,Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Morne Morkel and Piyush Chawla.
Delhi Daredevils: Zaheer Khan (C), Shreyas Iyer, Karun Nair, JP Duminy, Pawan Negi, Carlos Brathwaite, Quinton de Kock (WK), Sanju Samson, Chris Morris, Amit Mishra and Mohammad Shami.