New Delhi. The Delhi Capitals team, which is in search of the IPL title, will have to face a tough challenge from the in-form Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the second qualifier. The team of Delhi Capitals failed in the first major test when they had to face defeat against Chennai Super Kings in the first qualifier. If the team led by Rishabh Pant suffers a loss against the Knight Riders, then their campaign will end here. KKR’s team is full of confidence after defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Eliminator. In the first leg of IPL, Delhi Capitals beat Kolkata by seven wickets. On the other hand, in the UAE leg, KKR defeated Delhi by three wickets in a close match.
Delhi, however, have better players and depth in their team. In the league stage, Delhi were on top with 20 points from 10 wins but they know their road will not be easy against KKR. Delhi’s team has grown steadily since former Australia captain Ricky Ponting joined as the coach. The team finished third in 2019 while making it to the finals last year. This time the team would like to go a step further and win the title. At the same time, Kolkata’s team has become the IPL champion in 2012 and 2014. KKR are eagerly waiting for their third title.
KKR vs DC Dream 11
Captain/Wicketkeeper: Rishabh Pant
vice captain: Venkatesh Iyer
Batsman: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill
all-rounders: Sunil Narine, Axar Patel
Bowler: Lockie Ferguson, Enrique Norcia, Avesh Khan, Varun Chakravarthy
Kolkata Knight Riders: Eoin Morgan (Captain), Dinesh Karthik, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Karun Nair, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Lockie Ferguson, Pawan Negi, Prashant Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakraborty, Andre Russell, Ben Cutting, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shivam Mavi, Tim Southee, Sheldon Jackson, Tim Seifert, Shubman Gill, Harbhajan Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav.
Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (c), Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Lalit Yadav, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Praveen Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrique Norkea, Marcus Stoinis , Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Daniel Sams, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripple Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Hossain Mariewala, M Siddharth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings.