Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2021 Qualifier 1 match at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. While Chennai’s eyes will be on taking another step towards their fourth IPL title, Delhi’s team would like to get closer to winning their maiden title. Three-time winners CSK, who are second in the table with 18 points from 14 matches in the group stage, have lost their last three matches in the group stage before the Qualifier-1 match. On the other hand, there is the team of Delhi who have topped the table with 20 points from 14 matches. They had lost their last group match by seven wickets at the hands of Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Let’s take a look at some important things before this match.
- So far, 25 matches have been played between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, in which Dhoni’s team has won 15 times while Delhi has won 10 times. Although Delhi has been successful in beating Chennai in the last 4 matches.
- Rishabh Pant will become the youngest player to lead a team in a playoff match at the age of 24 years and 6 days when he enters Qualifier 1 while MS Dhoni is over 40 to captain a playoff match. will become the second player. In this case, Rahul Dravid is at number one.
- In this season’s IPL in Dubai, eight out of 11 matches have been won by the target team, including the last seven matches.
The Dream11 team of this match can be like this:-
Delhi Capitals : Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrique Nortje
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood
dream 11 prediction
Wicketkeeper (Rishabh Pant)
Delhi captain Rishabh Pant is seen batting a bit more aggressively this season and is playing a big role in the team. He has so far scored 362 runs in 14 matches including two fifties.
Batsmen (Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw/Shreyas Iyer)
The role of CSK openers Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad has been the most important factor in the team’s success this season. The same applies to Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw, who shared a scintillating 88-run partnership against RCB in the previous match. If you are keen on playing the fifth batsman, Shreyas Iyer can prove to be a good option.
All-rounders (Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Axar Patel)
Spin bowlers will play a big role in this match, so Axar Patel can prove to be a good option, who has taken 6 wickets in his name in the last three matches. CSK’s Dwayne Bravo is the most effective player in this format, taking 9 wickets in the last five matches. Ravindra Jadeja has the ability to contribute with the ball and bat at any moment in the match.
Bowlers (Shardul Thakur, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan)
Shardul Thakur has been the main strike bowler for CSK with 13 wickets in the UAE leg, including three in the previous match. Avesh Khan is taking wickets continuously for Delhi and this is the reason why he is second in the Purple Cap race with 22 wickets. Kagiso Rabada is also supporting Avesh this season.
Chasing above 160 on this pitch has not been easy for any team this season. Bowlers with pace variations often excel in such conditions while spin bowlers have often proved to be effective in the middle overs.
The weather will be hot and humid with the temperature being 22-34 degree Celsius during the evening games.
You can watch IPL 2021 DC vs CSK Qualifier 1 live online on Hotstar and TV telecast on Star Sports Network.
(With IANS inputs)