The Delhi Capitals will fight against the Chennai Super Kings in the 2nd match of the IPL 2021 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The Super Kings failed last year to qualify for playoffs for the first time in their IPL history last year, while the Delhi-based franchise qualified for their maiden IPL final in the UAE. The Capitals will aim to continue in the same vein this year, whereas Chennai will strive to improve their performance.
MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are all set to start their campaign in the 2021 IPL. The fact that they have Suresh Raina back in the scheme of things should bolster their batting lineup, which looked out of sorts last time around.
Expected Playing XI
Chennai Super Kings
Robin Uthappa/Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C and WK), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali/Imran Tahir, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar
Bench: Robin Uthappa/Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali/Imran Tahir, KM Asif, Bhagath Verma, C Hari Nishanth, Narayan Jagadeesan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harishankar Reddy, Sai Kishore, Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Steve Smith, Rishabh Pant (C and WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes/Tom Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma
Bench: Chris Woakes/Tom Curran, Ajinkya Rahane, Avesh Khan, Praveen Dubey, Lukman Meriwala, Axar Patel, Ripal Patel, Manimaran Siddharth, Vishnu Vinod, Lalit Yadav.
What happened in CSK and DC’s previous outings at Wankhede Stadium?
The Chennai Super Kings and the Delhi Capitals have never gone up against each other at the Wankhede Stadium. However, they played against the Mumbai Indians on this ground during IPL 2019.
The Delhi Capitals enjoyed a good outing at the Wankhede Stadium as they scored 213/6 against the home team and won by 37 runs. Rishabh Pant won the Man of the Match award for his 27-ball 78*.
Unfortunately, the Chennai Super Kings could not win their away match against the Mumbai Indians back in 2019. MI posted 170 runs on the board and restricted CSK to a score of only 133 runs in the second innings. Kedar Jadhav was the top performer for Chennai in that game with 58 runs in 54 deliveries.
It will be exciting to see what happens when DC and CSK meet for the first time in Mumbai.
Prediction: Delhi Capital Will Win the Match