Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Delhi Daredevils in the opening match of the sixth edition of the tournament. KKR all-rounder Laxmi Ratan Shukla said that best eleven will play at the park.

Shukla said the team would miss Wasim Akram but at the same time they were looking forward to Brett Lee who has donned the Pakistani great's role of bowling mentor.

Shukla said his side was confident of making a good start to the defence of their title when they will take on Delhi Daredevils in the tournament-opener on Wednesday. He also said no side could be labelled as favourite in the IPL and teams would underestimate rivals only at their own peril.