Two-time IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will lock horns against Delhi Capitals (DC) in Qualifier 2 of IPL 2021 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. The winner of this game will meet Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the title clash on October 15 (Friday) in Dubai.
DC received a massive dent in their confidence after going down against CSK. However, the Rishabh Pant-led side has shown that they can bounce back from all adversities like a champion side does. DC have all their facets covered and will be pumped up to put up a show as they chase their maiden IPL title.
One Step Closer to the FINAL 🤩
Let's go DC Boys 💪🏻💙
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) October 13, 2021
KKR, on the other hand, will be oozing with confidence after thrashing Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), a couple of days back. Sunil Narine’s all-round performance will keep Eoin Morgan & Co in high stead against DC, who have dominant cricket throughout IPL 2021, until the last game where an error of judgement cost them their game against CSK.
The KKR management is expected to lose sweat over Andre Russell’s fitness issues despite Shakib Al Hasan filling in the gap quite well. The two-time IPL champions will hope to continue the same brand of cricket they have played so far to beat DC and book a final berth.
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) October 13, 2021
DC vs KKR – Head to Head
The wicket in Sharjah has been slow and assisted the spinners throughout the second phase of IPL 2021. It is likely to remain the same and KKR having played their last game at the venue will know the surface better.
KKR vs DC – Predicted Playing XI
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Eoin Morgan (capt), Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi
Delhi Capitals (DC) – Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (capt & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis/Tom Curran, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan
DC vs KKR – Match Prediction – Who will win the match?
Both KKR and DC have won once this season and will be desperate to beat each other to book a final date with the Super Kings. They have played quality cricket throughout the tournament and the fans can expect a cracker of a game.
However, the Capitals are expected to start as the favourites to beat KKR and progress through to the finals.