New Delhi. In the 41st match of IPL 2021 (IPL 2021), the team of Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals (KKR vs DC) will face each other on Wednesday. If the team of Delhi Capitals defeats KKR (Kolkata Knight Riders) today, then it will become the first team to reach the playoffs in the 14th season of IPL. Delhi’s team is second in the IPL points table this season by winning 8 matches out of 10. With the return of veteran batsman Shreyas Iyer, Delhi’s team is able to take down the most dangerous bowling attack, which they are getting the benefit of in the second phase of the IPL.
Apart from this, the problem of the number three batsman has also been solved with the arrival of Iyer. Iyer missed the first leg of the IPL due to a shoulder injury and Delhi had to go with a specialist overseas batsman in the form of Steve Smith. But Smith was not seen in the rhythm, which was putting pressure on the middle order. Iyer scored an unbeaten 47 against Hyderabad in the second leg and then became the man of the match by scoring 43 runs against Rajasthan Royals. Iyer was the highest run scorer for the team in both the matches.
Apart from this, due to Smith’s play in the first leg, fast bowler Enrique Norcia was not getting a chance in the playing XI. He was also infected with Kovid-19 in the early part of the tournament. Now with the presence of Iyer, Norkea has got a chance in the playing XI. Narkia along with his South African teammate pacer Kagiso Rabada have built one of the strongest bowling attacks of the IPL. Avesh Khan is playing as another fast bowler in the team while Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin are playing the role of two spinners. Avesh has taken 15 wickets in this season while Rabada has taken 12 wickets.
Delhi Capitals will not rest any fast bowler
The team is close to making the playoffs but Delhi Capitals bowling coach James Hopes said that they are not thinking of resting their main fast bowlers. Iyer has returned to the team but the team decided to retain Rishabh Pant as the captain for the rest of the season. Hopes said that there is not much difference in the captaincy style of the two.
Probable Playing 11 for Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (Captain), Shimron Hetmyer, Lalit Yadav/Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Enrique Norkia, Kagiso Rabada and Avesh Khan.