The top two teams at the end of the league stage – Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders – go head-to-head in the first of the DLF IPL Playoffs 2012.
Undoubtedly, DD and KKR have looked the best teams in the competition; the Delhi Daredevils sit at the top of the table with 11 wins from 16 league fixtures, while the Kolkata Knight Riders have one point less and have won 10 of their 16 league fixtures (including the abandoned game against the Deccan Chargers). I hope that crowed is the witness for the 1st Qualifier of IPL 2012 between Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils at pune on 22nd May 2012. This is the big match for both teams winner goes to the Big Final of IPL 5.
Watch KKR vs DD Live Score Card Qualifier 1 IPL 2012 on 22 May 2012 at Pune
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Kolkata Knight Riders has a strong bating line up with the support of B McCullum, G Gambhir, JH Kallis, Shakib Al Hasan, MK Tiwary both openers are in good form and they will show there best Performance in the IPL 2012 League Matches. Kallis and middle order batsman Shakib is the back bone for KKR because both are world best all rounders and Jaques Kallis is a wonderful death bowler and Shakib Ul Hasan is a Wicket taker bowler. I cannot forget the role of low middle order batsman just like Manoj Tiwari, Debaratta Das and Yousaf Pathan, Pathan is out of touch but he is a kind of player who can do anything for his team on his day. On the other side they have very good bowling line up they have very good and economical bowlers Balaji is very good with new ball. He has the ability to swing the ball both sides opening new ball with spinner is also a good idea it helps KKR in throughout the IPL 2012. KKR are very good in spin attack. Sunil Narine is a Trump Card for Kolkata Knight Riders and one of the Purple Cap contestent. Sunil Narine is outstanding in this Season of IPL and the way he is bowling in simply outstanding. Kolkata Knight Riders main strength is their bowling and if Gambhir won the Toss and KKR has given DD more than 150 runs target than it could be difficult to chase. All the IPL matches pitches help the batsman as well as the bowler. Most of the time it help both teams.
When we talking about Delhi Daredevils, they have very strong batting lineup. Most of the players are in very good form openers are showing their best and they are the key for Delhi. Both Openers Varinder Sehwag and David Warner are the best ever opening pair in T20 History so far. Delhi Daredevils have strong middle order lineup also including Mahela Jayawardene, Ross Taylor, Naman Ojha, Venugopal Rao and Irfan Pathan. Delhi Daredevils has death their batting and they mostly depends upon their batting lineup. Delhi also have good bowling side leading with Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron, Irfan Pathan and Y Nagar. So this is a big contest between KKR vs DD in 1st Qualifier because KKR’s strength is spin bowling and DD main strength is their strong batting Lineup. Delhi Daredevils is a balance side and have good in both departments batting and bowling.
The winner of this contest progresses straight to the DLF IPL 2012 Final on May 27, while the losing team will have another opportunity of making it to the title clash when they compete against the winners of the Eliminator in Qualifier 2 scheduled for May 25.
Importance of Toss and Pitch Report:
Toss will play the vital role in the match. Wining toss and batting first always has a sociological advantage on the other side. If bating first score near to 170, then it will not easy target to chase. All matches in this ground team playing 1st win the five matches and team playing second have won three times. So in my opinion toss will play the vital role on the result of the match. This pitch is good for the batsmen so that’s why DD have an advantage because Delhi have a wonderful batting side.
It is a big match for the both Team and only team win who handle the pressure of the match. If KKR win the match it will be the first time in IPL that KKR reach in the Final of IPL.
It is very hard to predict in whose favor the match result will go because both the Teams have the ability to win the match. If KKR wins the Toss and chose to bat first and make more then 150 runs then they have better chance to win the 1st Qualifier of IPL 2012 because their batting performance in this IPL is not well ,they mostly depend on Gautum Gambhir but has strong bowling squad ,consisting Sunil Narine and Shakib -ul-Hassan.Sunil Narine played a major role in KKR’s win against DD in the league match.On the other hand Delhi Daredevils (DD) have very balanced side and are most favorite for the 1st Qualifier of IPL 5. So i think that Delhi Daredevils Will win 1st Qualifier of IPL Seson 5 and will go through the Finals. For the first time both Teams have reached in the semi-finals and one lucky one to play Finals.