Live Cricket Score IPL 2012: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils 2nd T20 match

KKR player Ryan ten Doeschate warms up ahead of their opening game in IPL 2012 PTI

By CricketCountry Staff

Kolkata: Apr 5, 2012

Kolkata Knight Riders will enjoy the home advantage when they take on Delhi Daredevils in their opening match of IPL 2012 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Underachievers in the last four seasons, both Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils would look to reverse their fortunes when they kickstart their IPL V campaign against each other at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.

Both the teams have the right ingredients, which are needed for a perfect Twenty20 recipe, but the biggest challenge before them would be to make winning a habit this season and pose serious threats to the likes of Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians and Royals Challengers Bangalore.

In Yusuf Pathan, the Knight Riders have one of the most feared hitters and the team would be hoping for his bat to do all the talking this time around after a fairly quiet outing last year.

Apart from Pathan, the Knight Riders also have a host of exciting all-rounders in Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Rajat Bhatia, Dutchman Ryan ten Doeschate and Shakib.

The Knight Riders also have balanced bowling attack, which will be led by Australian speedster Brett Lee.

Under Gambhir and former coach Dav Whatmore, the Knight Riders looked a far more settled side last season what if they failed to qualify for the final yet again.

Teams:

Kolkata Knight Riders: Jacques Kallis, Gautam Gambhir (c), Manoj Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Brendon McCullum, Laxmi Ratan Shukla (wk), Rajat Bhatia, Brett Lee, Iqbal Abdulla, Marchant de Lange, Debabrata Das.

Delhi Daredevils: Naman Ojha (wk), Virender Sehwag (c), Aaron Finch, Y Venugopal Rao, Glenn Maxwell, Morne Morkel, Irfan Pathan, Yogesh Nagar, Roelof van der Merwe, Umesh Yadav, Shabaz Nadeem.

Catch live scores and ball-by-ball commentary of the IPL 2012 2nd match here