IPL 2021: Aakash Chopra makes his predictions for the DCvsKKR Qualifier 2
The Knight Riders have won six out of eight games in the UAE leg of IPL 2021.
Updated - Oct 13, 2021 9:27 am
Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra has revealed his predictions for the Qualifier 2 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021 to be played on Wednesday, October 13 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The Knight Riders, led by Eoin Morgan, have been in stupendous form in the UAE leg of the tournament. The Men in Gold and Purple have won six out of eight matches.
On Monday, Morgan’s men beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by four wickets in the Eliminator in Sharjah itself. After restricting RCB to 138, KKR had their travails before Shakib Al Hasan and the skipper stayed unbeaten to take their team home with two balls left. The Capitals, on the other hand, lost their Qualifier 1 match against the Chennai Super Kings after topping the table.
Tom Curran failed to defend 13 runs of the last over as MS Dhoni hit three fours to help CSK clinch victory. For the upcoming game, Chopra said that the left-handers opening batters are likely to taste more success than the right-handers.
Aakash Chopra puts forth his opinions
“Left-handed openers to score more than right-handed openers,” Chopra was quoted as saying on his official YouTube channel. Shikhar Dhawan and Venkatesh Iyer are the left-handed openers, who will be on show on Wednesday.
As per Chopra, the spinners from both sides will end with a combined tally of more than five wickets. “Five plus wickets to spinners,” he said. Ravi Ashwin, Axar Patel, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy and Shakib are the probable spinners for the upcoming encounter.
Since he predicted the spinners to take quite a few wickets, he also said that one batter will get out ‘Stumped’. “One batter to be stumped out,” Chopra mentioned.
Last, but not the least, Chopra predicted the Knight Riders to come out trumps and qualify for the final against Chennai Super Kings on October 15 in Dubai. “Kolkata to win the match,” he added.
In their previous meeting in the league stage, the Knights beat the Capitals by three wickets in Sharjah itself. The Capitals lost to CSK from a winning position, and they need to be on their toes against an in-form Knight Riders’ unit.