Qualifier 2 of the IPL 2021 will be played between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Sharjah on October 13, 2021, at 7.30 PM IST. DC lost to Chennai Super Kings (CSK), while KKR beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the winner of this second qualifier will go into the finals.
KKR had defeated DC in the UAE leg of the tournament, while DC had beaten KKR in the India leg of IPL 2021. With both teams 1-1 in the IPL 2021 till now, this exciting matchup is guaranteed to give fans of both teams a huge thing to look forward to.
Therefore, here is the COC Predicted Playing XIs for the DC v KKR qualifier 2 match in Sharjah.
Delhi Capitals (DC) have lost two straight matches including the qualifier 1 match and now will be looking forward to giving it their all to make their way into their second straight final. However, cracks have emerged in their line-up after defeat to CSK, as Marcus Stoinis’ absence has messed with their team balance.
Ashwin’s form with the ball is also an area of concern for the Rishabh Pant-led side and they would like to bring in Stoinis if he is fit, but for Kagiso Rabada, who has been off-color as well. Though Tom Curran failed to defend the runs against CSK, he had picked the wickets that DC needed so much and his batting abilities give DC much hope.
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
KKR is having a dream run in the second half of the IPL 2021, making it into the playoffs thanks to an amazing net run rate and then sending the RCB team packing in the eliminator. Now they face last year’s finalists and one of the most consistent teams in the IPL 2021, DC in the second qualifier.
KKR has done well thanks to a good top-order batting lineup and Eoin Morgan’s clever use of his three spinners in Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, and Shakib Al Hasan in the past few matches. Even though Eoin Morgan hasn't struck form with the bat, he has led Knight Riders to six wins in the last eight matches.
The chasing teams have won five out of seven games in Sharjah so far this season and DC’s four out of their five losses have come batting first, while KKR has won on all five occasions they have chased during the UAE leg of the tournament.
DC COC Predicted Playing XI:
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (C&WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Akshar Patel, R Ashwin, Tom Curran, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan
KKR COC Predicted Playing XI:
Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Eoin Morgan (C), Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi