KKR Opt to Bowl vs Delhi at Sharjah, Ashwin Returns for for DC

Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik won the toss and opted to bowl against Delhi Capitals.

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Karthik said the franchise was leaving spinner Kuldeep Yadav out due to the short boundaries at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
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Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik won the toss and opted to bowl against Delhi Capitals in the second Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Saturday, 3 October.

Karthik said the franchise was leaving spinner Kuldeep Yadav out due to the short boundaries at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Instead, Rahul Tripathi was included to strengthen their batting line-up.

DC captain Shreyas Iyer said they too would have bowled first, and announced the return of fit-again spinner R Ashwin who comes in for Axar Patel. Ishant Sharma has also been left out for Harshal Patel.

Playing XI

Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Amit Mishra

Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Eoin Morgan, Rahul Tripathi, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy

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