In the Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League 2021, the Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals will lock horns against each other. The Kolkata Knight Riders will need the performances from Sunil Narine and Rahul Tripathi, while Shreyas Iyer and Anrich Nortje will hold the key for for Delhi Capitals. The wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant will lead Delhi Capitals and Eoin Morgan is the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders team.
The Kolkata Knight Riders came at 4th position in the league stage, and had 7 wins. They beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Eliminator to make it to the playoffs. While the Delhi Capitals were the best team in the league stage and secured 10 win in 14 league matches. They lost the Qualifier 1 against Chennai Super Kings.
Kolkata and Delhi are a top two sides, and have had a excellent second half, but are now coming to a showdown game. Delhi suffered a defeat in the last over, while Kolkata won the game in the last over. They both are evenly good teams to each other, and it will be a really exciting game with fireworks from both the sides expected. Both have a balanced batting order and bowling, which gonna make this one a tight contest.
Fixture Name: Qualifier 2
Competition: Indian Premier League 2021
Date: 13 October
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
KKR(recent last): W W W
DC(recent last): L L W
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Pitch Report: The match between KKR and DC is scheduled to take place in Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. The pitch on this venue will be supporting the bowlers with the new as well as old ball, due to its two paced nature. But the pitch is expected to be improved to make the match interesting and the batters will look to post a score above 150 runs.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Kolkata Knight Riders 139/6 won by 4 wickets against Royal Challengers Bangalore 138/7 in Indian Premier League 2021.
The 5 players from DC, while 6 from KKR are selected in the Dream11 Team. The captain pick for your fantasy team will be Sunil Narine, who has been able to contribute in both departments and has a fine experience. While, the vice captain will be Shikhar Dhawan, with his capability to perform well in big pressure matches.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Rishabh Pant
BATSMEN: Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill, Shikhar Dhawan
ALL-ROUNDERS: Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine
BOWLERS: Varun Chakravrthy, Lockie Ferguson, Anrich Nortje
The Kolkata Knight Riders are expected to win this fixture due to the balance of the team and form of their players. They have won their last 3 matches and will be in confidence ahead of this fixture as well. While, the Delhi Capitals have also been terrific, but they have lost the momentum that they generated in the league stage and will look to improve the performances.
Kolkata Knight Riders defeated the RCB team in the eliminator game and have made their way to the qualifier 2. KKR are a top side, and have shown what they can do in the second half. Batting was good in the last game, but the usual tumbling down of middle order happened, but they managed to get the win in the last over. They bowled really well, and Narine was adjourned the man of the match for his top performance.
The Kolkata Knight Riders opener would be looking to continue his fine form in the tournament and convert his starts into a big one in this fixture. In the last match, he provided contribution of 29 off 18 balls and is in nice space. In the tournament, he has smashed 391 runs at an average of 25.40 and can play a vital role for the team.
The best pick for this fixture has come back to his natural self and took the team to the Qualifier 2 by his all round contributions. Sunil picked 4 wickets and scored quickfire 28 runs in the Eliminator against RCB. While, he has scalped a total of 16 wickets and has 60 runs to his name in the tournament, and would look to maintain his same form.
Captain: Eoin Morgan
Wicket-keeper: Dinesh Karthik
Possible Top Four: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana
Pace Bowlers: Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Andre Russell
Spin Bowlers: Sunil Narine, Varun Chakrvarthy
Overseas Players: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Eoin Morgan, Lockie Ferguson
Andre Russell is expected to be back for the team in this cucial fixture and will a crucial role for taking team to the finals.
KKR Playing 11 (likely)
Delhi Capitals were not at their best in the Qualifier 1, and struggled at some points of the game. Delhi’s top order failed to perform, but were rescued by Pant and Hetmyer at end, who managed to put up a good score on the board. Bowling was decent and they got down the team in the last five overs, which made the game interesting, but at the end, they were throttled with a MSD special innings.
The prolific opening batter has a good experience of handling pressure situations and put the team in advantage with his well built composure to stay at the crease for longer times. In the tournament, he has smashed 551 runs at an average of 39.35, and is the leading run scorer among the DC players, and would look to keep the form same for the next 2 matches.
The potent fast bowler is delivering bowls at a fine pace and has been accurate most of the times. He would look to keep his confidence high and deliver for the team in the crucial fixture and take the team to the finals yet another time. In 7 matches, he has bagged 10 wickets at an average of 15.60, and is a trusted pick for your fantasy team.
Captain: Rishabh Pant
Wicket-keeper: Rishabh Pant
Possible Top Four: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant
Pace Bowlers: Avesh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Spin bowlers: Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin
Overseas Players: Anrich Nortje, Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada, Marcus Stoinis
Player to Watch: Shimron Hetmyer will be crucial for the team in the middle order due to his fine form and abilities to take the team home.
DC Playing 11 (likely)
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