IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders win toss against Delhi Capitals, elect to bowl
- KKR won the toss and chose to bowl first in the deciding encounter
- The match is taking place at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium
- Delhi Capitals have never won the IPL while KKR have won the tournament twice
The Indian Premier League’s fourteenth edition is about to conclude and tonight’s Qualifier 2 match will see the Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders go head-to-head at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Kolkata Knight Rider’s led by Eoin Morgan won the toss and chose to bowl first in the deciding encounter. The captain chose to field the same 11 as the previous match in which the Knight Riders defeated a high-flying Bangalore in a thrilling encounter.
Both the teams are filled with young blood and fighting for a spot in the finals. The winner of this match will contest against the Chennai Super Kings and claim the IPL 2021 trophy.
They will be hoping that Sunil Narine can build on his existing form and continue playing the role of a match winner for the side.
On the other hand, Delhi Capitals led by young wicketkeeper – batter Rishabh Pant finished on top of the IPL points table but faced a small dent in their hopes of lifting the trophy when they lost to the Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1.
However, they are still in the fight and get another chance at booking a berth in the finals. They step onto the field as favourites in a mouth-watering clash. They chose to make one change in their line-up with Marcus Stoinis replacing Tom Curran.
KKR’s playing eleven consists of Eoin Morgan, Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi.
DC step on the field with Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan.
Rishab Pant’s men will be hoping to get their hands on the side’s first ever IPL title after suffering a heartbreak in IPL 2020’s trophy decider against the Mumbai Indians. While KKR have gotten their hands on the title twice since the league’s inception.