Sharjah. KKR captain Eoin Morgan won the toss in Qualifier 2 and decided to bowl. The team has not made any changes in the playing-11 of the last match. On the other hand, Delhi Capitals has made a change in the team. Marcus Stoinis has been replaced by fast bowler Tom Karen. Karen conceded 13 runs in the last over against CSK in Qualifier 1. MS Dhoni hit 3 fours in the over. The team that loses this match will be out of the tournament. On the other hand, the winning team will take on CSK in the final on October 15.
Marcus Stoinis, however, has not performed much this season. But his performance in the last season was very good. He scored 352 runs in 17 matches at an average of 25. Had scored 3 half-centuries and the strike rate was 149. Not only this, this fast bowler also took 13 wickets. In IPL 2021, Steinis could play only 9 matches due to injury. During this he has taken 2 wickets and scored 71 runs. Although he got a chance to bat in only 3 innings.
KKR have won in Sharjah
Talking about the current season of IPL, both the teams won one match each. In the first round match played in India, Delhi defeated KKR by 7 wickets. But in the second round match played in Sharjah, KKR defeated Delhi by 3 wickets. Qualifier 2 is also being played in Sharjah. In such a situation, KKR has a psychological edge. Batting first, Delhi’s team scored 127 runs in that match. KKR achieved the target in the 19th over for the loss of 7 wickets.
The playing-11 of both the teams is like this
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul, Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakraborty.
Delhi Capitals Playing XI: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrich Norkea.