Qualifier 2 (Delhi vs Kolkata) Preview: Dream Prediction, Playing 11, Pitch Report, Top Fantasy Picks
Sunil Narine’s brilliance with the bat and ball led Kolkata to a huge win over Banglore in the Eliminator. Kolkata will look to make their third final of the Indian T20 League, having previously won the trophy in 2012 & 2014.
Delhi on the other hand is coming from a defeat against Chennai in Qualifier 1 after Tom Curran failed to defend 13 runs in the final over against MS Dhoni. Delhi will look to emulate success from last year and make back-to-back finals.
Indian T20 League
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
7:30 PM IST
Expected Weather Conditions
32°C, humid weather with some wind
Slow track, Good for seamers and spinners
Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, Anrich Nortje
Delhi vs Kolkata – Match 59: Venue Details
The match between Delhi vs Kolkata will be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah & telecasted live at 7:30 pm IST.
- Average 1st Innings score on this ground: 138 (Par score here)
Delhi vs Kolkata: Pitch Report & Weather Conditions
Conditions have favored bowling on this track. After the opening few overs, batting becomes very difficult on this sticky wicket, making chasing much easier due to the dew conditions in the second half.
Top Picks for Your Dream Fantasy Team 11:
Following should be top picks for playing fantasy cricket in Delhi vs Kolkata match:
- Shikhar Dhawan had a rare miss against Chennai but is leading the runs column for Delhi with 551 runs in 15 matches with a strike rate of 127.54
- Rahul Tripathi has had a terrific second half and is Kolkata’s leading run-getter with 383 runs in 15 matches with a strike rate of 142.37
- Sunil Narine was the star of the show against Banglore and has now picked up 14 wickets in 12 matches with an economy rate of 6.41
- Avesh Khan is the second-highest wicket-taker of the tournament with 23 wickets to his name in 15 matches with an economy rate of 7.50
Expert Opinion on Delhi vs Kolkata match
Kolkata is cruising with form after the start of the second phase and now has just one more hurdle to play Chennai in the finals. In these track conditions, mystery spinners such as Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy could be good fantasy captaincy picks. Batting is difficult, but Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill & Venkatesh Iyer could be handy picks for this match
Captain & Vice-Captain choices for your fantasy XI team
- Captain choices: Shikhar Dhawan, Venkatesh Iyer, Varun Chakravarthy
- Vice-Captain choices: Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Avesh Khan