In IPL 2021 Qualifier 2, the Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will face off. On October 13, 2021, the DC versus KKR match will be held at the Sharjah International Cricket Stadium in Sharjah (Wednesday). Both teams will be vying for a spot in the IPL finals in 2021.
Both the Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders have high aspirations of capturing the IPL 2021 title and will play Chennai Super Kings in the finals. DC was defeated by the three-time champions in the opening round of the playoffs and will look to advance to the championship game in search of their first title. Meanwhile, KKR won the eliminator against RCB and come into the game in excellent condition as they continue their quest for their first IPL title since 2014.
Match – Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Qualifier 2
Venue – Sharjah Cricket Stadium
Time – 7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT
Where to watch live – Star Sports Network, Hotstar
It hasn’t been tough to bat on the Sharjah surface, especially as the ball gets aged. As a result, putting up a big total in the first six overs will be important. The spinners are expected to have a significant impact. Chasing should continue to be the best choice for both teams.
Avg first innings score: 137 (9 matches in the IPL 2021 at Sharjah)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 6, Lost – 3, Tied – 0
The spectators will be excited by the weather in Sharjah on October 13, 2021 (Wednesday) for the KKR versus DC match. The temperature will begin in the lower 30s Celsius and will gradually drop as the game progresses. There is no risk of rain, therefore the game should be played without interruption.
Played – 28 | Delhi Capitals– 12 | Kolkata Knight Riders– 15 | N/R – 1
In the UAE
Played – 4 | Delhi Capitals– 2 | Kolkata Knight Riders– 2 |N/R – 0
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, Shimron Hetmyer, Tom Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (C & WK)
Venkatesh Iyer, Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan (c), Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan, Dinesh Karthik, Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana
Shubman Gill– Kolkata Knight Riders
Shubman Gill has performed admirably for the Knight Riders in the IPL 2021 season. The right-hander has 381 runs at an average of 25.40 with a strike rate of 121.72 in 15 games. He got the Knights off to a fast start in their last game against RCB. Gill, who was born in Fazilka, will be hoping to play a solid knock in the next game.
Varun Chakravarthy– Kolkata Knight Riders
Varun Chakravarthy has been fantastic for the Knight Riders in the IPL 2021 second leg. The tweaker has Sixteen wickets from 14 games in the season, with an incredible economy rate of 6.50. In the previous encounter between KKR and RCB, Chakravarthy was named Man of the Match after capturing three wickets and surrendering only 13 runs.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Tomorrow in Sharjah, the Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders will play Qualifier 2 of the ongoing 14th season of the Indian Premier League. While the Capitals are coming off a four-wicket loss to the Chennai Super Kings, the Knight Riders won the IPL 2021 Eliminator against Royal Challengers Bangalore by four wickets.
It’s worth noting that these two sides have met twice at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, with each team winning one match. DC has won three of their previous five meetings with KKR, while KKR has won two. Overall, Delhi has a strong record in Sharjah, having won five and lost two of their seven games there. In contrast, Kolkata has won three and lost three of their six games at this site.
Today’s match prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win the match.