Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Qualifier 2: Delhi Capitals will face Kolkata Knight Riders in the second qualifier of IPL 2021. The journey of both the teams has been great so far, with Delhi Capitals making it to the playoffs by winning the most matches in the league matches, KKR have won the first eliminator after qualifying for the playoffs and now they are ready to face DC Is.
How has been the performance of both the teams so far?
After the name change, the fortunes of Delhi Capitals have also changed and Delhi Daredevils have become the only team to make it to the playoffs of the last three seasons after becoming the Capitals. Last season’s runner-up is just one step away from reaching the final this year. Their top-order batsmen are scoring runs and in the bowling, Avesh Khan and Axar Patel along with Enrique Norkia are giving Delhi more strength.
In the second qualifiers, DC is in front of the team, which has come after winning the eliminator. The bowling of Kolkata Knight Riders has been effective throughout the season so far and their bowlers have worked to keep the opposition batsmen tied. KKR’s upper order batsmen are in form and they are getting good support from the middle order. This is the reason why this team made it to the playoffs by winning 6 out of 8 matches of the UAE League.
Why does KKR have the upper hand?
In the history of the Indian Premier League so far, both the teams have faced each other 28 times. Where Eoin Morgan & Co has won 15 times, DC has won only 12 times. This season a match was played between the two teams in UAE, in which KKR defeated Delhi by 3 wickets. As heavy as KKR looks on paper, in reality it looks as heavy against DC. Even though Delhi has won 3 out of the last 5 matches, they are standing here after losing both the last matches.
KKR, on the other hand, have won four out of their last 5 matches and traveled to the second qualifier by winning three matches in a row. In such a situation, Kolkata Knight Riders’s upper hand is seen in this match. If everything goes according to him, then Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings can be seen playing the final for the title match on October 15.
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