IPL is coming back to India again, and the enthusiasm between the supporters will go up to another level. In the 2nd league game of this tournament two high-voltage teams, Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals will clash to take 2 points. Chennai Super Kings teams, better known as Old XI will face the young guns of Capitals. Delhi was once reckoned as the weakest team of the tournament but, since they turned Capitals from Daredevils, their fortunes have also turned in their favor. So, in the fierce battle between CSK and DC, who’s gonna take the lead? Check out our predictions and review of this game.
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Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Prediction
Unlike the champion Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings prefers to come out with the best XI from the very first game of the tournament, and this is why CSK is reckoned as the most consistent team in the IPL. However, if we take our eyes back on Delhi Capitals, they have played much better cricket in the last two seasons. The head-to-head table shows Chennai as the lead runner but the recent performances of the Delhi Capitals can’t be undermined too. All in all, by analyzing all the stats and team combinations of these teams, we predict that Delhi Capitals is going to outplay CSK in their first league game.
Delhi Capitals Review
Delhi Capitals was the runner-up in IPL 13. Their performance in that tournament was far beyond expectation. Since when Iyer took charge of this youth team, the team became one of the toughest teams to play against. Players like Rishabh, Prithvi, and Iyer himself boost the energy level of this team and having a lethal pace attack duo as Rabada and Nortje are looking so complete as a team. In their first league game of the tournament against CSK, they are looking forward to playing their best XI to make their H2H records better against Dhoni’s army.
Chennai Super Kings Review
Despite being the most aged team in the tournament, they have managed to qualify for the playoffs every season except the last one. However, the team is known for comebacks and they would like to say goodbye to all the bad memories they had in the previous season, to make a fresh start in IPL 2021. However, they will be playing their first five matches in Wankhede, which is supposed to be a high-scoring ground, courtesy, the black soil. Raina has joined the team again, and they are looking quite balanced this year. The only downside of this team is the lack of experience in the bowling department. It will be intriguing to watch how they respond to this problem, in their first game.
Head to Head Record
These two teams have met on 23 occasions in the IPL, and the Yellow army is leading the table as they have won 15 out of those 23 encounters against Delhi.
- Total Matches: 23
- Mumbai Wins: 15
- Bangalore Wins: 8
Recent Performance of DC
Delhi Capitals last five games performance was not so promising as they lost their momentum at the ending phase of the tournament. Here’s how they performed in their last five matches.
Recent Performance of CSK
Chennai Super Kings last year’s performance was relatively lower than expected. They won only 6 games out of 14. Their performance in the last five games is mentioned below.
Probable XI of Delhi Capitals
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Steven Smith, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer ©, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Amit Mishra/Ishant Sharma
Probable XI of Chennai Super Kings
Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni © (wk), Moeen Ali, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur
Venue Details, Records, Historical Facts
The match will be played at Wankhede Stadium Mumbai. The team winning the toss will prefer to chase, as the dew factor is going to play a massive role in the 2nd innings.
- Stadium: Wankhede Stadium
- Location: Mumbai, India
- Opened: 1974
- Capacity: 45,000
- Known as: Wankhede
- Ends: Tata End, Garware Pavilion End
- Time Zone: UTC +05:30
- Home to: Mumbai Indians, Mumbai
- Floodlights: Yes