New Delhi: Kolkata Knight Riders are currently battling Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2 of IPL 2021 at Sharjah. The team that wins tonight’s match will book the ticket to the final and will take on 3-time IPL winners Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on October 15.
Talking about the match, Kolkata won the toss and decided to bowl first. Openers Prithvi Shaw And Shikhar Dhawan powered Delhi to a great start. However, Varun Chakravarthy departed Shaw to pull Kolkata back into the match. Post Shaw’s dismissal, Stoinis and Dhawan steadied innings and were scoring runs at ease until Shivam Mavi’s lethal delivery knocked Stoinis’ stumps to get him clean bowled for 18.
At the time this article was filed, Delhi Capitals had reached 82/2 after 13.5 overs.
Meanwhile, a pic of Delhi Capitals’ fast bowler Avesh Khan holding a plate in his hands to feed the food kept in this plate to Kolkata’s all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer has gone viral on social media. Kolkata Knight Riders had posted the picture of the duo’s bromance in Instagram and captioned the post: Tera Yaar Hoon Main…
Both Avesh and Venkatesh have done amazingly well in IPL 2021 so far. Avesh has taken 23 wickets off the last 14 matches in IPL 2021. Venkatesh, on the other hand, has taken three wickets apart from scoring 265 runs in 8 IPL games with a good batting average of 37.85 and an impressive strike rate of 123.25.
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakaravarthy
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