Delhi Capitals
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Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Qualifier 2, 59th Match IPL 2021 – Who Will Win Today’s Match?

13 Oct 2021, Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Indian Premier League 2021
Kolkata Knight Riders win by 3 wickets

Match Scorecard

  • Scorecard
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Prithvi Shaw lbw Varun Chakravarthy 18 12 2 1 150
    Shikhar Dhawan c Shakib Al Hasan b Varun Chakravarthy 36 39 1 2 92.31
    Marcus Stoinis b Shivam Mavi 18 23 1 0 78.26
    Shreyas Iyer not out 30 27 1 1 111.11
    Rishabh Pant c Rahul Tripathi b Lockie Ferguson 6 6 1 0 100
    Shimron Hetmyer run out (Venkatesh Iyer) 17 10 0 2 170
    Axar Patel not out 4 4 0 0 100
    Total (20 Ov, RR: 6.75) 135/5
    Shakib Al Hasan 4 0 28 0 7 1 0
    Lockie Ferguson 4 0 26 1 6.5 0 0
    Sunil Narine 4 0 27 0 6.75 1 0
    Varun Chakravarthy 4 0 26 2 6.5 0 1
    Shivam Mavi 4 0 27 1 6.75 1 0
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Shubman Gill c Rishabh Pant b Avesh Khan 46 46 1 1 100
    Venkatesh Iyer caught(sub) b Kagiso Rabada 55 41 4 3 134.15
    Nitish Rana c Shimron Hetmyer b Anrich Nortje 13 12 0 1 108.33
    Rahul Tripathi not out 12 11 0 1 109.09
    Dinesh Karthik b Kagiso Rabada 0 3 0 0 0
    Eoin Morgan b Anrich Nortje 0 3 0 0 0
    Shakib Al Hasan lbw Ravichandran Ashwin 0 2 0 0 0
    Sunil Narine c Axar Patel b Ravichandran Ashwin 0 1 0 0 0
    Total (19.5 Ov, RR: 6.97) 136/7
    Anrich Nortje 4 0 31 2 7.75 1 0
    Ravichandran Ashwin 3 0 27 2 9 1 0
    Avesh Khan 4 0 22 1 5.5 0 0
    Axar Patel 4 0 32 0 8 1 0
    Kagiso Rabada 4 0 23 2 5.75 2 0
  • Match Details
  • Home TeamDelhi Capitals
    Away TeamKolkata Knight Riders
    SeriesIndian Premier League 2021
    UmpiresKarumanaseri Ananthapadmanabhan
    Christopher Gaffaney
    Anil Chaudhary
    Match RefereeManu Nayyar

Match Odds

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Team Lineup

Delhi Capitals Kolkata Knight Riders
Prithvi Shaw
Shikhar Dhawan
Shreyas Iyer
Rishabh Pant
Shimron Hetmyer
Marcus Stoinis
Axar Patel
Ravichandran Ashwin
Kagiso Rabada
Anrich Nortje
Avesh Khan
Shubman Gill
Venkatesh Iyer
Rahul Tripathi
Nitish Rana
Dinesh Karthik
Eoin Morgan
Shakib Al Hasan
Sunil Narine
Lockie Ferguson
Varun Chakravarthy
Shivam Mavi
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Match Prediction IPL 2021: DC vs KKR, Qualifier 2 Preview

A slightly stuttering Delhi Capitals (DC) are up against an in-form and a red-hot Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Both teams have contrasting momentums coming into this game. Delhi head into this game on the back of a couple of successive losses while KKR have won three games in a row.

DC have had a phenomenal season but they got their tactics slightly wrong at the back end of the first Qualifier against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). They’ve now lost two games which finished in the final over. However, the Rishabh Pant-led side have been very consistent throughout this season. The top-order has fired while the likes of Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer have stepped up in the middle-order when needed. Marcus Stoinis’ absence has created that void and DC have constantly searched for that balance in the absence of the Australian all-rounder. But their bowling has been absolutely top-notch. The pace trio has performed superbly while the spinners have been very good too.

On the other hand, it’s been a magnificent turnaround for KKR. They had a win-loss record of 2-5 when they landed in the UAE for the second leg. Not many gave them a chance but they have come storming back. Eoin Morgan and co have played some exhilarating cricket and they have won six out of the eight games in the UAE this season. The spinners (Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy) have led the charge with the ball and Lockie Ferguson has complemented them beautifully. Meanwhile, the top-order has been excellent for KKR and they have done the bulk of the scoring.

DC have had the upper hand over KKR in the last few years. Delhi have won five and KKR have won just two in the last seven games between these two sides.

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Team News

Team news: Delhi Capitals

There is still no clarity over Marcus Stoinis’ fitness. DC have played with three overseas players for most part of this game and Tom Curran was preferred as the fourth overseas option in the Qualifier 1. If Stoinis is fit, he will replace Curran else DC might go into this game with the same XI.

Team news: Kolkata Knight Riders

Andre Russell has been out of the side for a while now. No update has been provided on his return either. But if he is fit, the West Indian all-rounder might replace Shakib Al Hasan.

Predicted XI

Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Shreyas Iyer, Shimron Hetmyer, Tom Curran/Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje

Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shakib Al Hasan/Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy

Key players

Shimron Hetmyer: Shimron Hetmyer has been in solid touch in this tournament and he has donned the finisher’s role really well for Delhi. The West Indian left-hander hasn’t really got those big scores but he has made some very crucial contributions. In this UAE leg, Hetmyer has got 141 runs at a strike-rate of 151.61. Overall, he has returned with 225 runs at an average of 37.50 while striking at 167.91 in this 2021 edition of the IPL.

Shimron Hetmyer Man of Match @15.00

Shubman Gill: Shubman Gill has roared back into form in the last few games. The KKR opener has accumulated four 25+ scores in his last five innings (scores of 30, 7, 57, 56 and 29). He has been setting the tone at the start of the innings and has been providing KKR with some solid starts. Venkatesh Iyer has slowed down a touch in the last few games but Gill has ensured that KKR have not fallen behind. Moreover, with the Sharjah pitch slow and low, Gill will be even more critical at the top of the order against a strong Delhi bowling attack.

S. Gill to Score 50+ @3.75

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