The second qualifier match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will be played between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium today. Before this match, Mohammad Kaif, assistant coach of Delhi Capitals said that whichever team handles the pressure well, it will reach the final. While Delhi Capitals lost against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the first qualifier, KKR defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Eliminator match.
Kaif said, ‘It is a big day for us. It remains to be seen which team handles the pressure. Every match in IPL is a pressure game, but this match will bring different challenges for us. We have to keep ourselves calm under pressure. The mind has to be very clear about the strategy. We have done well in this tournament. We reached here by becoming the top team in the league phase. We have played good cricket in this tournament. We have suffered back-to-back defeats, but we will come back.
Kaif further said, ‘We have to forget the old defeat against KKR and play. We have players who can win us matches. There are many experienced and good rhythm players in the team. We have faced all the KKR bowlers, we even beat them in the first round of the tournament. We may have lost to him in UAE but we also dominated him on a few occasions during the match. Both the teams will be under pressure as both of them will go for a place in the final.