IPL 2021: DC's probable playing XI against Kolkata Knight Riders
Delhi Capitals will be facing Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2nd Qualifier of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League. Having a look at their previous battle, Delhi Capitals failed to beat the three-time champions Chennai Super Kings in the 1st Qualifier that they played on Sunday, October 10.
However, they will look to win this battle against Kolkata Knight Riders to make themselves available for the Finals against Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings. So, let's have a look at the probable xi of Delhi Capitals against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Shikhar Dhawan & Prithvi Shaw
The third-highest run-getter of the tournament will open the innings for Delhi Capitals in the upcoming fixture against Kolkata Knight Riders. The left-hander has notched up 551 runs that he played at an average of well around 40.
Prithvi Shaw will assist him from the other end. He can give the expected start likewise he did in the previous encounter against Chennai Super Kings.
Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer
As usual, Shreyas Iyer will continue to bat at no.3 for Delhi Capitals. He failed to contribute in the last few games that affected Delhi Capitals to lose the crucial matches.
The skipper of the side, Rishabh Pant will accelerate the run rate in the middle overs of the game. He remained unbeaten in the last outing with Chennai Super Kings and added 51 runs for his team.
The West Indian cricketer will do the late-hitting along with the lower-order batsmen. He can play a vital role for Delhi Capitals if the top-order fails to score runs on the board.
Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin and Tom Curran
The left-handed all-rounder has the capability of finishing games like he did at the starting stage of his career. He came in the middle order in the last match but didn't do much with the bat.
The quality off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is well known for his top-class bowling. Apart from his bowling skills, he is a handy batsman as well and can contribute with the bat in crucial stages of the game.
The English all-rounder Tom Curran has bowled brilliantly in the 1st Qualifier against Chennai Super Kings. However, he failed to defend against the best finisher, MS Dhoni.
Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje and Avesh Khan
The South African pacer didn't seem to be in a good flow with the ball. He consisted of 23 runs in the last match and failed to provide the breakthrough for his team.
Anrich Nortje is the other pacer from South Africa who is bowling well for Delhi Capitals in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. He will look to get wickets in the powerplay overs.
Avesh Khan will be the lead pacer for Delhi Capitals in the upcoming fixture against Chennai Super Kings. He has bagged the most wickets for Delhi Capitals this season.