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Kolkata (Playing XI) – Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine (IN PLACE OF TOM BANTON), Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti (IN PLACE OF KULDEEP YADAV), Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy.
Delhi (Playing XI) – Ajinkya Rahane (IN PLACE OF PRITHVI SHAW), Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Anrich Nortje (IN PLACE OF DANIEL SAMS), Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada.
Kolkata skipper, Eoin Morgan, says they have had a chat about the last game, they need to refocus, play their best cricket and he hopes it shows today. Informs Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Sunil Narine come in for Kuldeep Yadav and Tom Banton. Admits he too wanted to bowl, the wickets have played consistently and he has enjoyed playing cricket here.
Shreyas Iyer, the skipper of Delhi, says there is grass on the wicket and he expects moisture early on which should help the seamers. Adds they are not here to survive and are here to make an impact, they will have the same approach in this game as they have had throughout the tournament. Mentions every player has stepped up when needed and is taking responsibility, they have been training hard and it is showing. Informs they have two changes as Ajinkya Rahane and Anrich Nortje come in for Prithvi Shaw and Daniel Sams.
TOSS – We are all in readiness for the toss. Eoin Morgan and Shreyas Iyer are out in the middle for the toss. Up goes the coin and it lands in the favor of Delhi. THEY WILL BOWL FIRST!
PITCH REPORT – Danny Morrison and Ian Bishop are out in the middle for the pitch report. Morrison says that it is 35 degrees out there. Adds that they are on the third pitch and the dimensions are a bit different for this game. Ian Bishop starts by saying that there is some grass on this surface and hopes that the sun will dry it out. Says that teams are winning now chasing and now the scores are coming upto 160 and he hopes the grass will help the ball to slide on. Ends by saying that the pitch is a little bit two paced.
Hello and Welcome to this Super Saturday! We hope you are all relaxed as this weekend is upon us. We have two intense games lined up for you. The first one sees Kolkata going head-to-head against Delhi. The second game of the evening sees Punjab lock horns against Hyderabad. Talking about the first game of the day, Kolkata are on the back of a humiliating defeat at the hands of Bangalore. They are in desperate need of a win as the race for the fourth position is on and they will be looking to bounce back and beat Delhi in this encounter. Delhi, on the other hand, have been brilliant in this year’s tournament and a win here would see them go to the top of the table. Which team comes out on top? Morgan’s Kolkata or Iyer’s Delhi? Join us for the toss and all the relevant updates.
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