The Capitals, who finished on top of the points table, are coming off two back-to-back defeats, to RCB and CSK. It was the MS Dhoni show that took the game away from DC towards the end, and now they are on the cusp of being knocked out.
KKR, on the other hand, are having a memorable season turnaround – they won 5 of the 7 league matches in the UAE leg, and dominated RCB in the Eliminator.
Dehli are hoping for Marcus Stoinis to be fit again while KKR dwell on the injury of Andre Russell.
On the head-to-head front, the two-time champions have a slight edge over Delhi. KKR have defeated DC in 15 matches while conceded 12 losses.
These two teams last met in Sharjah during the league phase, when Sunil Narine helped KKR to a 3-wicket win, starring both with the ball (2/18) and bat (21 off 10). Before that, during the India leg, Prithvi Shaw blew away the KKR bowlers, scoring 82 runs off 41 balls including smashing Shivam Mavi for six fours in an over, and took his side to a 7-wicket win.
IPL 2021, Qualifier 2: Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Toss Report
KKR win the toss and elect to field first against Delhi Capitals. Kolkata are fielding an unchanged XI, While Delhi have brought in fit-again Marcus Stoinis in place of Tom Curran.
IPL 2021, Qualifier 2: Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Playing XI Details:
Delhi Capitals Playing XI:
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (C,Wk), Axar Patel, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Ravi Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan
Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI:
Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik (Wk), Eoin Morgan (C), Shakib-Al-Hasan, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy