After losing to Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1, Delhi Capitals (DC) will be looking to defeat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Thursday. Delhi Capital’s Assistant coach Mohammad Kaif said, “Delhi Capitals (DC) will be looking to shake off the disappointment of consecutive defeats when they face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the second Qualifier of IPL 2021.”
Both the teams will face each other for the third time this season at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. In the first match, Delhi Capitals had beaten KKR by seven wickets that were played in India, but then DC lost the next match by three wickets. Mohammad Kaif said that every game in IPL brings some sort of pressure but playing in the Qualifier 2 is a different challenge for us. We need to stay calm with a steady mind under pressure. He additionally added to his statement that clarity of mind will be important for us.
DC showed a brilliant game in the league matches and scored 20 points, but they have lost their last league match and then by Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1.
Md. Kaif said, “We have played well in this tournament, finished at the top of the table in the league phase. We have had back-to-back losses, but now it’s all about coming back. We have to rise after defeat in our game against KKR. And we have players who can win matches. There are a lot of experienced and in-form players.”
Delhi Capital Assistant coach said that we have played all the KKR bowlers in the past and we have had success against the team. We defeated them in the first match of the tournament in India. Also, we have lost to KKR in the second phase of the tournament in UAE, but we were in control in some parts of that match as well. However, DC, as well as KKR, will be under the same pressure as they are both gunning for a spot in the final.