Kolkata Knight Riders will battle Delhi Capitals for the final spot in the VIVO IPL 2021. Chennai Super Kings have booked their slot in this year’s IPL finals. The winner from the upcoming game between KKR and DC will face MS Dhoni’s Yellow Brigade in the auspicious matchup at Dubai International Stadium. It is a do-or-a-die match for both sides. Delhi reached last year’s finals but fell short in front of Mumbai Indians. However, they have got a second chance to redeem themselves. KKR, on the other end, picked themselves up after a poor first half of the tournament.
Both the teams are well-built and have enough potential to make it to the finals and even lift the trophy. To do so, both the troupes will have to make sure to play their cards right. Let’s have a look at what KKR and DC can do to win the upcoming game at Sharjah on their road to the finale.
What Can KKR Do To Reach The Finals?
Play 3 Spinners
KKR’s spinning trio of Varun Chakrabhroty, Sunil Narine, and Shakib Al Hasan won it for Eoin Morgan’s side in their clash against RCB at Sharjah. As KKR are set to play DC in the same venue, they should repeat their formula of playing 3 spinners on a pitch that seemingly favors spin.
Promote Narine In Batting
Narine was the “Man of the match” during KKR’s playoff win against RCB. He dismantled RCB with the ball and certainly did all the damage with his bat. Narine is a fearless hitter and can slot the ball with timing. Sharjah is a tricky pitch and it is difficult to find runs there. If Narine manages to score a quick 25-30 runs, it will make the job easier for other batsmen.
What Can DC Do To Reach The Finals?
Make Wise Decisions During Clutch Moments
Rishabh Pant’s captaincy blunders cost DC their golden chance to become the first finalists. DC should be cautious to not make such errors in the eliminator against KKR.
Proper Blend Of Bowling Attack
Bowlers are going to play a big role in Sharjah and it will be very important for the likes of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje to compliment Ravi Ashwin and Axar Patel. DC should try to play an extra spinner in case pacers fail to halt the necessary runs.