Brad Hogg says “Where they both fall apart is in form of the No.6 batter” in IPL 2021. Former Australia spinner Hogg considers the lack of a prominent batter in the No.6 position. It could hurt the chances of the Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders in making it to the finals of the IPL 2021. Also, teams will face off in Qualifier 2 of the playoffs for a chance to play. Against the CSK in the summit clash. DC has used the likes of Ripal Patel, Lalit Yadav, and Axar Patel to fill the void left by the absence of. Also, Marcus Stoinis in the batting unit. In Qualifier 1, they suggest going with Tom Curran as an extra bowler. But ended up on the losing side.
Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other hand. They have the likes of experienced batsmen such as Eoin Morgan and Shakib Al Hasan playing in the lower middle-order. During the continued absence of Andre Russell.
“Both teams have got dominant opening batters, also they have got a prominent middle order but where they fall apart is in the No.6 batter. The last time DC did not play a No.6 batter, they played an extra bowler, which I thought was a big mistake. KKR, their No 6 batsman is Eoin Morgan, has not got any form of late and has been struggling. He’s hardly made a run all tournament and on the big occasion, he might come of age,” Brad Hogg said.
Lastly, the bowling department of both teams. Hogg acclaim that there is very little to separate them from. DC coming out on top with their pace battery while KKR’s spin trio speaks for themselves. The latter has particularly enjoyed bowling on the slow surface at Sharjah.
“Both teams have got prominent bowlers. DC has extreme pace with Rabada and Nortje and they have two quality spinners. But Avesh Khan is where they have got the advantage in the bowling department, he is a good Indian quick and slightly better than Mavi. KKR has three dominant spinners, they are more versatile than the DC spinners,” Hogg reasoned.