After a complete win over Royal Challengers Bangalore, two instances champion Kolkata Knight Riders will lock horns with Delhi Capitals within the Qualifier 2 of the IPL 2021, right here on Wednesday. Wednesday’s Qualifier 2 in IPL 2021 on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium guarantees a high-stakes conflict between two groups who’re vying for a place within the finals of the event. The equation is discreet; the person who wins faces Chennai Tremendous Kings within the ultimate on Friday, whilst it’ll be curtains for the dropping workforce.
Whilst DC come into this sport after dropping in Qualifier 1 to CSK, KKR might be filled with self assurance after a 4-wicket win over RCB in The Eliminator. Each side have overwhelmed every different as soon as within the ongoing season. Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders had been on a fairytale trip because the UAE leg of the event started. A bulk of Kolkata’s luck within the UAE leg, profitable six out of 8 fits, has been round implausible begins via their openers Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer. Iyer shined brilliant with spectacular knocks whilst Gill has been ready to stick on the crease for lengthy. Rahul Tripathi and Nitish Rana have chipped in with helpful cameos in spite of the loss of runs from skipper Morgan.
Their pacers Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi have picked wickets at common periods whilst spinners Varun Chakravarthy, and Sunil Narine have stifled opposition batsmen on slow tracks.
Narine, who starred with the ball (4/21) and bat (26 runs) towards the Virat Kohli-led RCB in Eliminator, might be brimming with self assurance forward of this high-octane conflict. Andre Russell continues to be recuperating from his hamstring damage and in his absence, Knight Riders are prone to proceed with Shakib Al Hasan given the gradual nature of the Sharjah pitch.
Delhi Capitals, however, endured their spectacular display from India to UAE and crowned the league level with 20 issues. However after their defeat to Chennai Tremendous Kings in Qualifier 1, chinks appear to have emerged of their line-up.
Within the absence of Marcus Stoinis, their stability seems to be compromised, whilst R Ashwin and Rabada’s bowling shape is a priority for them. DC drafted Tom Curran rather than Ripal Patel in Qualifier 1 and he’s prone to play towards KKR if Stoinis stays unavailable.
Their openers Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan will glance to proceed their excellent batting shape however Shreyas Iyer must come excellent for DC with the bat within the the most important fit. Iyer is understood for attacking spinners and it’ll be a struggle to be careful for towards Narine and Chakravarthy.
The chasing groups have gained 5 out of 7 video games in Sharjah in IPL 2021. Additionally, 4 of Capitals’ 5 losses this season have come whilst batting first, whilst Knight Riders have gained on all 5 events when chasing right through the UAE leg of the event. So it’ll now not be a marvel if each groups wish to bowl first.
What: IPL 2021 Qualifier 2, Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders
When: October 13, 2021 (Wednesday)
The place: Sharjah Cricket Floor
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant (C) (W), Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Chris Woakes, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Lalit Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Pravin Dubey, Prithvi Shaw, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Shreyas Iyer, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddharth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Ben Dwarshuis, Kulwant Khejroliya
Kolkata Knight Riders: Eoin Morgan (C), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (W), Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Rahul Tripathi, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Tim Seifert, Varun Chakravarthy, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Chopping, Venkatesh Iyer, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Tim Southee