Kolkata Knight Riders will be heading into this game on the back of a last-over victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in Eliminator on Monday. KKR’s bowling unit has been spectacular in the second phase of the season. The likes of Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine have won games with their spin. Venkatesh Iyer has solidified the two-time IPL champions’ batting line-up. The Knight Riders have emerged as a ruthless unit in phase 2 after an underwhelming first phase of the season. Eoin Morgan would count on his in-form players to step up on the big occasion and get Kolkata a step closer to their third IPL title.
On the other hand, Delhi Capitals are coming off a six-wicket defeat against Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1 on Sunday. DC’s bowlers couldn’t defend the total in the death overs. The Delhi-based franchise have fared well so far in the current season as they also finished as table toppers after the league stage. The opening pair has contributed throughout the season along with valuable contributions from Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer with the bat. Avesh Khan and Kagiso Rabada have managed to provide breakthroughs in the middle-overs. The IPL 2020 runners up have worked well as a unit and will want to head into the final frontier of the tournament for the second time in a row.
The winner of this fixture will be playing Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2021 final.
KKR and DD have faced each other on 28 occasions, the former has won 15 fixtures while the latter emerged victorious on 12 instances.
In their last encounter, KKR beat DC by three wickets in phase 2 of the season.
Kolkata Knight Riders: KKR is likely to play without Andre Russell due to an injury.
Delhi Capitals: DC has a fully fit squad at their disposal
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Kolkata Knight Riders – The Principal sponsor of KKR is MPL
Delhi Capitals – The Principal sponsors of Delhi Capitals are JSW, Apollo Steel Tubes, Ebixcash, and Reliance Jio