KOL vs DC IPL Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders are set to lock horns against Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League. The winner will meet Chennai Super Kings in the summit clash. KKR won the eliminator against RCB two nights back. Sunil Narine was the player of the Match for his all-round effort. He took four wickets and changed the game with 18 off his first three deliveries.
DC on the other hand fell short against CSK. Tom Curran failed to defend 13 in the last over against MS Dhoni. However, they did put on a good show with the bat. We have a great game on our hands as the most consistent side this year meets the resurgent KKR who have been terrific in the UAE leg.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals
Qualifier 2, Indian Premier League
13 October 2021, 07:30 PM IST
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network and it can also be streamed on Hotstar App. The matches are split in three venues- Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. IPL is broadcasted to almost 100 countries including all cricket-playing nations.
KOL vs DC Head to Head: Kolkata Knight Riders have the upper hand in this fixture with 15 wins in contrast to Delhi Capitals’ 12 victories. KKR earlier won the match between the two teams at Sharjah.
DC – 50%
KOL – 50%
Kolkata Knight Riders have played most of their UAE leg games in Sharjah and with success. Their spin bowlers are dangerous on this wicket. They have three world-class spinners in their ranks who can stifle the DC batsmen. DC, on the other hand, have a fine pace bowling attack. All their batsmen have been amongst the runs and look in fine touch. The team who play the middle overs well will have the upper hand. We are tipping KKR to win this match.
Bet365: KOL: 1.80; DC: 2.00
Sunil Narine reminded everyone what a champion T20 player he is with a Man of the Match Performance. He took a four-wicket haul and scored 25 in the last game. Overall, he has 14 wickets in 12 games at an economy of 6.41.
The slow and low Sharjah wicket can also benefit Axar Patel. He can also contribute with the bat. He has 15 wickets in 11 games at an economy of 6.52. Patel can be added to your KOL vs DC IPL Dream11 team.
We are tipping Venkatesh Iyer to bring home the points in this game. He has had an important role to play in KKR’s revival in UAE. He has 285 runs in 8 games at an average of 37.8. Iyer can also roll over his arm if required.
KOL Playing XI
Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi.
DC Playing XI
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (C/WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Tom Curran, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan.
Recent history suggests that it will be another slow track where timing the ball could be difficult. 171 is the highest score so far here. Bowlers who use variations can succeed on this wicket. 150-160 would be a fighting total. The team winning the toss might look to chase. Another low-scoring game looks to be on the cards.
If DC bats first: 150-160
If KOL bats first: 160-170
There has been a bit of a change during the past two-three days in the weather pattern over Sharjah. The sun will set at 05:52 PM local time and it will cool down to 33 degrees Celsius by the time match starts. To much relief for the players, the humidity levels have come down a bit which will reduce the discomfort levels. The humidity levels reported in the morning hours at Sharjah are 42%. During evening hours these are expected to be in the thirties. Therefore, it will feel like around 34- 35 degrees Celsius which is much better than the earlier phase of the IPL in UAE.
WICKET-KEEPERS: R Pant
BATSMEN: S Hetmyer, R Tripathi, P Shaw
ALL-ROUNDERS: S Narine, S Al Hasan, V Iyer, A Patel
BOWLERS: L Ferguson, A Nortje, V Chakravarthy
Captain choices: V Iyer/ G Maxwell
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