Delhi Capitals will be squaring up against Kolkata Knight Riders in the second qualifier of IPL 2021 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. The match will commence on Wednesday, October 13 at 07:30 PM IST. Here are our DC vs KKR Dream11 predictions, preview, squad, and predicted XI.
DC vs KKR Dream11 Predictions: Preview
Delhi’s daredevilry in IPL:
Delhi Capitals were the table-toppers at the end of the league phase in IPL 2021. They became the only team in the history of the IPL to complete a double-over both Chennai and Mumbai in the league stage. DC though have gone on to lose two close games subsequently one in the league stage and the other in the first qualifier. Their batting lineup wears a thin look as compared to the other two teams in contention for the trophy. DC have sorely missed the services of Marcus Stoinis whose absence has thrown apart their team balance.
A lot will again ride on the shoulders of DC’s Indian batting core to deliver. Shikhar Dhawan has gone off boil a bit, DC will need him to fire big time. It is a straight contest between DC’s batters vs KKR’s spinners.
KKR gunning for glory:
Kolkata Knight Riders have set the UAE leg on fire with a string of impressive performances. They have won 6 out of their 8 games here in the UAE. Their strong net run-rate helped them edge over Mumbai Indians to qualify for the playoffs. They put a clinical performance in the eliminator against Royal Challengers Bangalore to march head in the playoffs.
KKR have been the form team in this leg. They started their UAE campaign with a bang winning back-to-back games over RCB and MI. KKR even defeated DC in the reverse fixture in the UAE. Their mystery spin duo have wreaked havoc in the middle-overs. Sunil Narine virtually won the eliminator all on his own for KKR. They look in some form.
DC vs KKR Dream11 Predictions: Team
Rishabh Pant: Rishabh Pant looked in fine fettle against SRH and RR. He will look to continue his good form
Prithvi Shaw: He will be the key to counter KKR’s spinners
Shreyas Iyer: Iyer is a wonderful player of spin. DC will be counting on him to come good against KKR.
Shubman Gill: Shubman Gill looks in red hot form. Gill will look to make it count.
Rahul Tripathi: He has been KKR’s uplifter in the middle overs this season.
Axar Patel: He has been superb for DC this season
Sunil Narine: He has been difficult to get away with this season.
Avesh Khan: His Yorkers have made life difficult for batsmen especially at the death.
Anrich Nortje: Nortje has been unplayable in UAE.
Lockie Ferguson: His extra pace will be a big factor against Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan in the powerplay.
Varun Chakravarthy: His overs will be crucial to KKR’s chances.
DC vs KKR Dream11 Predictions: Playing XI
Delhi Capitals predicted XI:
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Steve Smith/Lalit Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan
Kolkata Knight Riders predicted XI:
Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy
DC vs KKR | TV and live streaming details in India
1. TV: Star Sports Network
2. Live streaming: Hotstar
DC vs KKR Dream11 Predictions
Our DC vs KKR Dream11 prediction is that KKR hold an ace over DC in this crunch game.
Please note that our Dream11 predictions are based on our analysis and they do not guarantee positive results.