There is little doubt that Delhi Daredevils are the odds-on favourites but they will need to guard against complacency when they take on bottom-placed Deccan Chargers in an Indian Premier League match in New Delhi on Thursday.
Young spinner Shahbaz Nadeem, who helped Delhi Daredevils record a comprehensive victory over Mumbai Indians in the IPL, said that his captain Virender Sehwag's encouraging words gave him the confidence to do well in the tournament.
When Lionel Messi descended on Kolkata for the Argentina-Venezuela friendly a few months ago, there was supposedly a seven-km long traffic jam that prevented around 25,000 fans from entering the stadium till about half time.
How much is too much? Nothing actually, when it comes to playing in the IPL. Even if that means turning your foes into friends overnight. Debjeet Kundu
Sri Lanka’s Muralitharan joins the South African to torment Daredevils; help team to secure a 20-run victory. Subhash Rajta
To what extent should a cricketer go to please his fans? Ask Kevin Pietersen. During his stint with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), the flamboyant England batsman developed a rapport with Shreevats Goswami, who keeps wicket for Rajasthan Royals.
It's not Brendon McCullum, Gautam Gambhir, or Jacques Kallis. According to Delhi Daredevils' Irfan Pathan, the real destroyer in the Kolkata Knight Riders line-up is big brother Yusuf.
Delhi boys lead the way in both teams as Kolkata Knight Riders look to begin on a winning note. Nilankur Das
reports. The face-offs
Cricketer Virender Sehwag on Saturday launched limited edition Delhi Daredevils branded gold coins made by The Muthoot Group, the sponsors of the Indian Premier League side in New Delhi.
New Zealand captain Ross Taylor may be out with a broken bone on his forearm, but he received a show of support from his team as they said they would wait for the big hitter to get fit than bank on a replacement.