Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings

Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings

The IPL 2021 has entered into the Playoffs where the top four teams will fight for the trophy. However, in the first qualifier, Table Topper, Delhi Capitals will meet Chennai Super Kings on 10th October in Dubai to seal the Finals spot. Though, the team that will lose will get a second chance as they will meet the team in Qualifier 2 who will win the eliminator between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore on 11th October. However, let’s see which team reaches the finals first.

Head to Head Records :

Both teams have a strong history. So far, Chennai Super Kings have won more matches against Delhi Capitals. However, let’s see what happens in qualifier 1.

  • Matches Played: 25 matches
  • CSK Won: 15 matches
  • DC Won: 10 matches
  • Tie: 0 match

In this year’s edition of IPL, Delhi Capitals defeated Chennai Super Kings both times and thus will be looking to defeat them for the third time.

Dubai International Cricket Stadium Record :

While the Dubai International Cricket Stadium has produced low scores as well, it is known for favouring batsmen and producing runs. It provides a fast and bouncy outfield and a surface that allows for big scores to be posted.

  • Matches Played: 101
  • Matches won by Batting first team: 38
  • Matches won by Chasing team: 62
  • No Result: 1

Delhi Capitals

After finishing as the Table Toppers in IPL 2021, Delhi Capitals are the favourites this season to win the trophy. However, in qualifier 1, they will be looking to win against the 3 times IPL Champion and will be looking to enter the finals for two straight years.

Predicted Playing XI

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (C and WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Ripal Patel, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan

Bench Strength

Steve Smith, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Lalit Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Lukman Hussain Meriwala, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Pravin Dubey, Vishnu Vinod, Ben Dwarshuis, Kulwant Khejroliya, Marcus Stoinis

Players to watch out

Delhi Capitals have a strong batting line up which is well accompanied by their bowling lineup. Their openers have done well but in the middle order, they need someone to play till the end. However, bowlers like Avesh Khan, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje have done well for them.

Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings was doing well in the second leg until they lost their last three league matches. However, they still finished on the second position in the points table and will be looking to beat Delhi Capitals in the qualifier one to reach the finals.

Predicted Playing XI

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu

MS Dhoni (C/Wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar,, Josh Hazlewood

Bench Strength

Krishnappa Gowtham, Mitchell Santner, Narayan Jagadeesan, Harishankar Reddy, Imran Tahir,  Karn Sharma, KM Asif, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, C Hari Nishanth, Cheteshwar Pujara, Robin Uthappa, Bhagath Varma, Lungi Ngidi

Players to Watch Out

Chennai Super Kings have tasted success because of the fabulous opening partnership between Gaikwad and Faf. However, a dip in the form of their middle order is a matter of concern for them. In the bowling department, Shardul and Deepak have done well for them.

Final Prediction

The match between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings looks to be promising. However, Delhi Capitals have an edge over Chennai Super Kings due to their current form. So we predict that Delhi capitals will beat Chennai Super Kings and will become the first team to enter the IPL 2021 Finals.