CSK vs DC Qualifier 1 Match Preview
We are all set to witness qualifier 1 of the IPL 2021 playoffs. There has been a lot of hype regarding the same and rightly so! The top two teams are all set to lock horns against each other. The winner of this team directly goes to the IPL 2021 final and thus, this game is arguably one of the most important games of the tournaments. Both, the Chennai Super Kings as well as the Delhi Capitals would want to win this match in order to reach the finals. While both of them are coming off a loss in their previous encounter, DC would slightly be a little higher on confidence as CSK is entering the playoffs after three straight defeats.
Date: 10th October 2021
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
The conditions in Dubai have been fairly good. Unlike the general norm of being on the slower side, the batters can still take Their changes and play the big shots over here. Wickets in hand will hover be the key. 160-170 should be a good score at this ground as the dew expected to play a big part in the second innings.
Chennai Super Kings:
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The Super Kings have a few things to worry about. While it isn’t really advisable to make many changes in your XI during the playoffs, CSK would like to take their chances. One can expect Raina back if he does recover on time.
Chennai Super Kings Predicted Playing XI:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina/Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c&wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Josh Hazlewood, Deepak Chahar, and Shardul Thakur
Delhi Capitals would like to bring in Steve Smith for this encounter owing to his experience and temperament. Other than that, they’d like to stick to their plans
Delhi Capitals Predicted Playing XI:
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c&wk), Steve Smith, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje and Avesh Khan