KKR vs DC Dream11 AFTER TOSS: The Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season is scheduled to be played between the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and the Delhi Capitals (DC) on 13 October at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. The winner of this important match will lock horns with the Chennai Super Kings in the final of IPL 2021 on 15 October in Dubai.
Both these teams are coming into this important match after facing contrasting results in their previous outings. The Kolkata Knight Riders will be very much high on confidence after registering that impressive 4-wicket win against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Eliminator at the same venue. On the other hand, the Delhi Capitals suffered a heartening defeat at the hands of Chennai Super Kings in the Qualifier 1.
In the 30 matches played between these two teams in the history of the Indian Premier League, there has been a stiff competition in this head-to-head rivalry as the Kolkata Knight Riders have managed to win 15 matches while the Delhi Capitals have emerged victorious on 14 occasions. In the ongoing IPL 2021 season, both the Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders have won one game each.
Fixture Name: Qualifier 2, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals
Competition: VIVO IPL 2021
Date: 13 October
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
KKR (recent last): W W W L W
DC (recent last): L L W W L
Ground: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Pitch Report: This wicket and conditions at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium will surely have enough help both for the batters and bowlers throughout the match. It is expected to offer a competitive surface with an exciting contest between the bat and ball. The dew factor will also come into play during the second innings. The par score once again will remain around 150-160.
Toss Update: Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opted to bowl first.
It will be a fantastic move to pick a mixed combination of both KKR and DC players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams. It will also be a good deal to pick a mixed combination of bowlers and all-rounders from either of the sides to increase the chance of winning big amount of cash. The likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer and Varun Chakravarthy will be the must picks for this contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Rishabh Pant
BATTERS: Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill
ALL-ROUNDERS: Axar Patel, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine
BOWLERS: Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lockie Ferguson
The Delhi Capitals will start as the favourites as they have been the better team throughout the entire league stage of the ongoing edition of the tournament. They have some really talented batters and bowlers in their line-up. On the other hand, the Kolkata Knight Riders are coming off an incredible win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Eliminator at the same venue and thus, they will be a strong competition.
For the Kolkata Knight Riders, things surely went in a superb manner throughout the entire IPL 2021 Phase 2. It was a complete and brilliant performance in the last two wins over Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad especially by Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson and Shivam Mavi in the bowling department. They also have some in-form batsmen like Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer and Nitish Rana will be the mainstays in the batting department.
In the IPL 2021 Phase 2 for the Kolkata Knight Riders, Varun Chakravarthy has been stunning performer with the ball. He picked up three vital wickets in the game against Bangalore and also knocked down the prized scalp of MS Dhoni in the last match against Chennai Super Kings. The most significant part of his bowling in the ongoing edition of the tournament has been his economy and delivering well in the pressure situations.
For the Kolkata Knight Riders, Rahul Tripathi is coming into this game after delivering two brilliant performances with the bat at the top of the order against two quality teams namely Chennai and Mumbai. Tripathi smashed an amazing unbeaten innings of 74 runs off 42 balls that included 8 fours and 3 sixes against Mumbai Indians. The right-handed KKR batsman has had an excellent performance against CSK scoring 45 runs off 33 balls.
KKR Playing 11 (Confirmed)
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The Delhi Capitals would want that both their batters and bowlers continue delivering exceptional performances as they have done so far in the Indian Premier League 2021 season. The likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer and skipper Rishabh Pant will be their important clogs in the batting department in this game as well. On the other hand, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Axar Patel and Avesh Khan will be their crucial bowlers.
For the Delhi Capitals, senior opener Shikhar Dhawan has been in a terrific form with the bat in the last two seasons of the tournament. After scoring more than 600 runs in IPL 2020 that was held in the UAE, the left-handed batsman has already smashed more than 500 runs this edition. He scored an impressive 42-run innings in the winning cause for the Delhi Capitals against Hyderabad.
Delhi Capitals’ pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada has delivered superb performances in the two games against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan. The South African speedster picked up the vital wickets of Wriddhiman Saha, Manish Pandey and Abdul Samad. Also, Rabada was absolutely sensational when the Indian Premier League was last held in the UAE conditions where he ended up picking a total of 30 wickets at an average of 18.26.
DC Playing 11 (Confirmed)
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