New Delhi: Delhi Capitals, in search of their maiden IPL title, will face a tough challenge from in-form Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the second qualifier on Wednesday. In the first qualifier, Delhi were defeated by Chennai Super Kings, but they still have one more chance. But there are many dangerous players in KKR’s team who can break Delhi’s dream of winning the IPL title.
Danger from these players of KKR
1. Sunil Narayan
If there is any player in KKR’s team that is the biggest threat to Delhi Capitals, then it is none other than Sunil Narine. He showed how lethal Narayan can prove to be with the ball and bat in the Eliminator match against RCB. Narayan dismissed 4 RCB batsmen, including the wickets of Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers.
2. Venkatesh Iyer
Apart from Narayan, Delhi has a bigger threat than Venkatesh Iyer, who recently became the new opener of KKR. Iyer took the responsibility of opening for KKR in the second half itself and he now gives a great start to the team along with Shubman Gill. At the same time, he can also take wickets with the ball.
3. Varun Chakraborty
Sunil Narine’s fellow spin bowler Varun Chakraborty’s performance has also been amazing. Varun is a mystery spinner and he has many options for every batsman. In the Eliminator match against RCB, Varun conceded just 20 runs in his 4 overs. He has proved to be very effective in taking wickets as well as stopping runs.
Lost against CSK
The team of Delhi Capitals failed in the first major test when they had to face defeat against Chennai Super Kings in the first qualifier. If the team led by Rishabh Pant suffers a loss against the Knight Riders, then their campaign will end here. There is no doubt that the KKR team is full of confidence after defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Eliminator on Monday.
It is not easy to beat KKR
Kolkata’s team’s performance in the second leg in the UAE has improved significantly and Morgan’s team will not be easy to beat if the performance against Royal Challengers Bangalore is to be considered. On a spin-friendly pitch, the spin duo of Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine will test Delhi’s strong batting line-up. KKR’s batting has not been its strong side in the current season and Delhi team will try to take advantage of it.