Indian T20 League 2021: Qualifier 2 Delhi vs Kolkata – Gamezy Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI and 2nd Innings Fantasy Tips

Spinners will play a crucial role in this game.

Spinners will play a crucial role in this game.

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Delhi and Kolkata will lock horns in the second qualifier of the Indian T20 League on Wednesday. Kolkata continued their merry run in the UAE leg beating Bangalore on Monday by four wickets. It was a close game than many anticipated and despite Bangalore’s bowlers doing their best, Sunil Narine, both with bat and ball, proved too good for them.

Delhi, on the other hand, lost to Chennai in the first qualifier in the last over thriller. Their decision to go in with a batter less worked on the day but six bowlers couldn’t get the job done defending more than 170. However, with Tom Curran doing well with the ball barring the last over, they are likely to go unchanged unless Marcus Stoinis is fit.

Match Details

Indian T20 League, 2021: Qualifier 2 – Delhi vs Kolkata

Date & Time: October 12, 2021; 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Probable Playing XIs


Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (C & WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Tom Curran, Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan


Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Eoin Morgan (C), Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy.

Top Picks

Axar Patel

With the Sharjah pitch getting slow with every passing day, Axar Patel will be key for Delhi. He has been excellent in the UAE leg so far. The left-arm spinner has picked up nine wickets in last seven innings and has conceded more than 30 runs only once in his four-over spell. Though there are a lot of left-handers in Kolkata line-up, expect Axar to play a crucial role.

Sunil Narine

Sunil Narine was exceptional in the eliminator against Bangalore. He picked up four key wickets and then slammed 26 runs off 15 balls with the bat including three sixes off Dan Christian’s single over. No wonder he will be key at the same venue yet again if Kolkata are to make the finals.

Fantasy Team of 11 Players

Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine (C), Axar Patel (VC), Venkatesh Iyer, Lockie Ferguson, Anrich Nortje, Ravi Ashwin.

2nd Innings Fantasy Tips

Case 1 – If Delhi is batting

Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Shakib Al Hasan, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi

Case 2 – If Kolkata is batting

Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi (C), Eoin Morgan, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Tom Curran, Anrich Nortje (VC)

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.