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Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Qualifier 2 – IPL Match Prediction, Fantasy XI Tips & Probable XI

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
October 13, 2021 • 10:51 AM View: 1478

In Qualifier 2 of IPL 2021, Delhi Capitals will face Kolkata Knight Riders in Sharjah on Wednesday. Both DC and KKR have defeated each other once in this season. 

DC v KKR, Qualifier 2: IPL Match Details

  • Date – Wednesday, October 13, 2021
  • Time – 7:30 PM IST
  • Venue – Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

DC v KKR, Qualifier 2: IPL Match Preview:

Delhi Capitals' batters need to step up their game. None of the batters have been consistent in the second leg of IPL 2021. Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant have been the backbone of the DC's lineup while Shimron Hetmyer has played few good short innings. More will be expected from the openers. 

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The bowling has been outstanding for Delhi throughout the season. Anrich Nortje and Avesh Khan have looked a class apart from the rest while Kagiso Rabada has done well in phases. If Marcus Stoinis is available, Tom Curran might sit out in this match. 

The top four - Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, and Nitish Rana - have done consistently well in the second half. The finishing is a concern for KKR. 

Sunil Narine has been the difference and the MVP for Kolkata. He has turned out around the game with both bat as well as the ball this season. Shakib Al Hasan is likely to continue to be in the playing XI as he has provided great control in the middle overs and adds to batting depth. 

DC v KKR, Qualifier 2: IPL Match Prediction:

Kolkata Knight Riders have done consistently well in all departments and are looking favorites to into the IPL finals. 

DC v KKR Head-to-Head:

  • Total – 28
  • Delhi Capitals – 12
  • Kolkata Knight Riders – 15
  • No Result - 1

DC v KKR, Qualifier 2: Team News: 

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Both the teams will be fretting over their key all-rounders' availability in this all-important game. For Delhi Capitals - Marcus Stoinis and for Kolkata Knight Riders - Andre Russell. 

DC v KKR, Qualifier 2: Probable Playing XI:

  • Delhi Capitals - Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Shreyas Iyer, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Tom Curran/ Marcus Stoinis, Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje
  • Kolkata Knight Riders - Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakaravarthy

DC v KKR, Qualifier 2: IPL Match Fantasy XI:

  • Wicket-keeper - Rishabh Pant
  • Batters - Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill
  • All-rounders - Axar Patel, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine
  • Bowlers - Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan, Varun Chakravarthy


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