A blockbuster conflict awaits cricket followers as Rishabh Pant’s Delhi Capitals tackle MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 in Dubai on Sunday. The crew that wins the battle in Dubai will earn a direct ticket to the IPL 2021 remaining as a reward for ending top-two within the league stage.
Delhi have the wooden over Chennai for the time being with 4 successive wins since IPL 2020. Even an astute chief like Dhoni hasn’t been in a position to get the higher of Pant’s crew in over a yr regardless of being one of the vital constant facet’s this season.
DC completed as the highest crew within the league stage with 10 wins from 14 video games. They might be heading into the CSK conflict on the again of a detailed defeat towards Royal Challengers Bangalore however that uncommon blemish should not fear Pant as his crew has carried out like a well-oiled machine all through this season.
Capitals’ 20-point end on the group stage was a sign of their consistency which did not dip even after the COVID-19 compelled break.
Similarly, the Super Kings are actually again in acquainted settings of play-off rounds, one thing that they’ve been carried out 11 out of 12 occasions though dropping three matches on the bounce would not have amused their all-conquering skipper Dhoni.
CSK, through the years, have been in remaining eight occasions and received on three events which converse volumes of the crew’s potential to elevate their sport simply when it is required most.
DC vs CSK QUALIFIER 1 PREVIEW: TEAM FORM
DC are prone to get again the companies of star all-rounder Marcus Stoinis, who has been out of motion since limping out of the match towards Sunrisers Hyderabad on September 22. The Australian’s return might be an enormous enhance for a facet which already boasts of the likes of Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje.
CSK in the meantime, even have a powerful squad out there for choice for the large sport regardless of with simply Sam Curran out injured. As a lot as one speaks about crew effort, nobody is aware of greater than Dhoni that T20 is probably one type of cricket, the place people win matches and he’ll want the perfect from his gamers to outwit and outclass a powerful crew like Delhi Capitals.
CHASING A PREFERRED OPTION IN DUBAI
The crew that wins the toss may look to bowl first in Dubai as chasing has been a most well-liked possibility at this venue due to the dew issue. Teams chasing have received 7 out of the ten league matches performed on the Dubai International Stadium on account of this very cause.
Delhi Capitals have an excellent document whereas chasing this season, having received 8 occasions whereas batting second in IPL 2021. Chennai Super Kings however, have received 5 video games whereas chasing out of their 9 triumphs within the league stage.
Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Ripal Patel, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimrom Hetmyar, Shreyas Iyer, Steve Smith, Amit Mishra, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan, Ben Dwarshuis, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Kulwant Khejroliya, Lukman Meriwala, Pravin Dubey, Tom Curran, Umesh Yadav, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sam Billings and Vishnu Vinod.
Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, N Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shardul Thakur, R Sai Kishore, Moeen Ali, Okay Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishaanth.