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Delhi vs Kolkata Indian T20 League 2021
  • DEL
  • UPCOMING

    Match 41

    28 Sep | 3:30pm

  • KOL

Delhi vs Kolkata: Emerging Force against Fading Stars

This contest pits two sides that have journeyed in different directions in recent seasons. Delhi made it to the play-offs in three of the first five Indian T20 League seasons, but then had six miserable years where they finished no higher than 6th place in the points table. However, after a name change and rebranding, they’ve made it to the play-offs in two successive years, including their first final in 2020. When the league was halted in May, they sat atop the table.

Kolkata, champions in 2012 and 2014, haven’t made it to the play-offs since 2018, missing out on the net run rate in the past two seasons. The Gautam Gambhir-Trevor Bayliss captain-coach combination that led them to glory is long gone. Sunil Narine isn’t the mystery-spin destroyer of old, and Andre Russell’s fitness has been an issue in recent seasons.

Delhi, by contrast, rebuilt almost from scratch after the lean years. With Ricky Ponting as coach and a Rishant Pant-led squad, it's a great mix of plentiful international experience and exciting youth. Delhi have moved to the front of the queue of teams aiming to deny Mumbai a hat-trick of titles.

Delhi Team vs Kolkata Team: Head-to-Head Record

This has been one of the most keenly contested rivalries in the Indian T20 League, with Kolkata winning 14 of their 27 matches. The telling stat, though, is that Delhi have won 5 of the last 6 games.

Matches: 27

* Delhi won their only Champions League T20 clash in 2012.

Delhi Team vs Kolkata Team: Head-to-Head History

Delhi and Kolkata have met just once in the play-offs, with Kolkata registering a comfortable 18-run win back in 2012.

    • Year
    • 2008
    • 2009
    • 2010
    • 2011
    • 2012
    • 2013
    • 2014
    • 2015
    • 2016
    • 2017
    • 2018
    • 2019
    • 2020
    • 2021
      • Delhi Won
    • 0
    • 2
    • 1
    • 0
    • 1
    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    • 1
    • 2
    • 1
    • 1
      • Kolkata Won
    • 1
    • 0
    • 1
    • 1
    • 2
    • 1
    • 1
    • 2
    • 1
    • 2
    • 1
    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    • Total
    • 1*
    • 2
    • 2
    • 1
    • 3
    • 2
    • 2
    • 2
    • 2
    • 2
    • 2
    • 2
    • 2
    • 1

*The match in Delhi was abandoned.

Delhi vs Kolkata: Indian T20 League 2021 Schedule

    • Sr. No
    • Match
    • Date
    • Time
    • Location/Stadium
    • 25
    • Delhi vs Kolkata
    • Thursday, 29th April
    • 7:30 PM
    • Ahmedabad
    • 41
    • Kolkata vs Delhi
    • Tuesday, 28th September
    • 3:30 PM
    • Sharjah

Team Delhi and Kolkata Full Squad For Indian T20 League 2021

  • Team Delhi Squad
  • Team Kolkata Squad

Delhi boasts an exciting blend of young local talent and established international stars. A well-rounded bowling attack featuring the likes of Kagiso Rabada and R Ashwin is supplemented by an attacking batting line-up bolstered by Shreyas Iyer’s return from injury. Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw currently sit first and fourth in the run-scoring charts. Only Harshal Patel has taken more wickets than Avesh Khan (14).

    • Rishabh Pant (C)
    • Shikhar Dhawan
    • Shreyas Iyer
    • Prithvi Shaw
    • Ravi Ashwin
    • Kagiso Rabada

Eoin Morgan has his task cut out to lead Kolkata into the playoffs after 5 losses in 7 games. Their task hasn’t been made any easier by the withdrawal of Pat Cummins, their leading wicket-taker. Tim Southee has been recruited as his replacement. Shubman Gill’s recovery from injury is a big boost.

    • Eoin Morgan (C)
    • Andre Russell
    • Shubman Gill
    • Nitish Rana
    • Sunil Narine
    • Dinesh Karthik

Delhi vs Kolkata: Top Performers & Statistics

  • Top Performers with Bat
  • Top Performers with Ball
  • Delhi vs Kolkata Most Runs (2008-2021)

      • Gautam Gambhir (Delhi and Kolkata)
      • 569 runs
      • Shreyas Iyer (Delhi)
      • 425 runs
      • Robin Uthappa (Kolkata)
      • 392 runs
      • Prithvi Shaw (Delhi)
      • 323 runs
      • David Warner (Delhi)
      • 296 runs
  • Delhi vs Kolkata: Highest Scores (2008-2021)

      • David Warner (Delhi)
      • 107* runs (2010)
      • Prithvi Shaw (Delhi)
      • 99 runs (2019)
      • Shikhar Dhawan (Delhi)
      • 97* runs (2019)
      • Shreyas Iyer (Delhi)
      • 93* runs (2018)
      • Shreyas Iyer (Delhi)
      • 88* runs (2020)
  • Delhi vs Kolkata Most Wickets (2008-2021)

      • Umesh Yadav (Kolkata and Delhi)
      • 21 wickets
      • Sunil Narine (Kolkata)
      • 20 wickets
      • Andre Russell (Kolkata)
      • 13 wickets
      • Morne Morkel (Delhi and Kolkata)
      • 12 wickets
      • Piyush Chawla (Kolkata)
      • 12 wickets
  • Delhi vs Kolkata: Best Bowling Figures (2008-2021)

      • Varun Chakravarthy (Kolkata)
      • 5/20 (2020)
      • Shoaib Akhtar Kolkata)
      • 4/11 (2008)
      • Sunil Narine (Kolkata)
      • 4/13 (2013)
      • Piyush Chawla (Kolkata)
      • 4/32 (2015)
      • Laxmi Shukla (Kolkata)
      • 3/6 (2008)

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FAQs: Delhi vs Kolkata

How many times have Delhi won the Indian T20 League?

Never. Their only appearance in a final was in 2020.

How many times have Kolkata won the Indian T20 League?

Kolkata won both their finals, against Chennai in 2012 and Punjab in 2014.

How many players have Delhi and Kolkata bought in the Indian T20 League 2021 auction?

Delhi made 8 buys in the auction, with Tom Curran being their most expensive signing with a price tag of ₹5.23 crore. Kolkata also bought 8 players, with Shakib Al-Hasan being their most expensive pick in the auction for a price of ₹3.2 crore.

Which team has had the upper hand when playing in the UAE?

Out of the three matches played across 2014 and 2020 in the UAE, Delhi have won 2 games and Kolkata have won 1.

Who are the key players that will be missing or returning to the fray?

Pat Cummins, Kolkata’s leading wicket taker, will miss the UAE leg. Shreyas Iyer, who has a stellar record against Kolkata, is back for Delhi.

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