VIVO IPL 2021: CSK vs DC Live & Preview
- Chennai Super Kings have a strong but not settled batting lineup.
- Delhi Capitals have a strong in all Fields.
- Shreyas Iyer missed out IPL this Season, Rishabh pant become a new Captain for DC.
Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals: The 2nd match of VIVO IPL 2021 will be played between these two teams CSKvDC, The match will begin on 10 April at 7:30 pm.
Last year, Chennai Super Kings was finished in 7th Position, DC was a Runner up and Finished in 2nd Position in IPL 2020, the first season in which they failed to qualify for the playoffs. This time in VIVO IPL 2021, both teams will start season 14 with strong teams.
CSK tried to plug the holes in their squad at the auction, but their batting order still seems slightly same and loose as last year. They have plenty of options to choose from, considering they roped in Robin Uthappa in the trade window.
Shardul Thakur could be a key figure for CSK this season, especially with his excellent recent form for the India team against England. The Chennai-based team’s spin bowling attack looks strong and will comeback from the poor performance in IPL 2020.
DC, meanwhile, skipper Shreyas Iyer ruled out of the tournament due to shoulder injury. The inform batsman Rishabh Pant has taken over the Captaincy of the DC side.
The big question mark over DC’s campaign will be Rishabh Pant’s performance as captain. He doesn’t have much experience leading a team at international level, but DC have plenty of senior Players in a team like Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane and Steve Smith for helping him in the Field.
The battle between Rishabh Pant and MS Dhoni will be interesting to see. While DC won both fixtures between these two teams last season, this game isn’t likely to be one-sided. Expect an exciting cricket match between these two stacked sides.
Date: April 10, 2021 (Saturday).
Time: 07:30 PM (IST), 02:00 PM (GMT).
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
CKS vs DC: Head to Head:
|Chennai Super Kings||Head to Head||Delhi Capitals|
|15 won||23 Matches||8 won|
|110 runs||Lowest Score||83 runs|
|222 runs||Highest Score||198 runs|
Reports have suggested the wicket at the Wankhede will favor the batsmen. It has historically been a batting-friendly venue, and that trend is likely to continue. Anything around 180 will be a above Pass total. The pacers should fare better than the spinners.
It should be little bit warmer in Mumbai on Matchday, with an expected temperature of around 30°c. Dew factor play a important role in Later Second Innings.
TV and live streaming details:
TV: Star Sports Network.
Live Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar VIP
Batting: It’s tough to predict CSK’s playing XI for their IPL opener considering the various options they have at their disposal. Ruturaj Gaikwad should get in ahead of Robin Uthappa for the opener’s slot alongside Faf Du Plessis. Raina, Rayudu, and MS Dhoni should form the top order, although CSK may consider promoting Jadeja when the run rate is low.
Bowling: Sam Curran, Jadeja and new signing Moeen Ali should feature for CSK. Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur will be the side’s Indian pacers while it’s a toss-up between DJ Bravo and Imran Tahir for the final overseas spot.
Predict XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C/WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Imran Tahir/ DJ Bravo, Shardul Thakur, and Deepak Chahar.
Batting: DC should field Steven Smith at No.3 and play an extra middle-order batter in either Sam Billings or Shimron Hetmyer to bat at No.5 or No.6. Shikhar Dhawan and the in-form Prithvi Shaw are likely to open the batting, with skipper Rishabh Pant slotting in at No.4.
Bowling: Ashwin and Amit Mishra should be the side’s two spinners. Chris Woakes, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav will be the side’s main pace bowling options, though they could turn to Stoinis for some overs as well. Tom Curran is another bowling option to consider.
Predict XI: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steve Smith, Rishabh Pant (C/WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, and Umesh Yadav.
Dream 11 Prediction:
Please check the team once when Playing XI Announced.
Captain Options – Rishabh pant, Faf du Plessis
Vice-Captain Options – Shikhar Dhawan, Marcus Stoinis
According to the Daily IPL Poll- Delhi Capitals to win.
MS Dhoni (C), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Faf Du Plessis, Deepak Chahar, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Narayanan Jagadeesan, Lungi Ngidi, Shardul Thakur, Ambati Rayudu, R Sai Kishore, Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, KM Asif, Robin Uthappa, Krishnappa Gowtham, Moeen Ali, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagath Verma, C Hari Nishanth, Jason Behrendorff.
Rishabh Pant (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ishant Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Praveen Dubey, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes, Steven Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddharth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings.