3-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings will take on IPL underachievers Delhi Capitals in the second match of IPL 2021. CSK will be eager to make a good start to IPL 2021. The Chennai franchise had a forgettable IPL 2020. They finished at 7th position for the first time in IPL history. How they shape up against DC will speak a lot about their intent in this season.
Delhi Capitals are absolute contrast to CSK. They are a team that breeds on youth and enthusiasm. DC have appointed a young leader in Rishabh Pant. He will be looking to make an early statement in the match against CSK.
CSK vs DC: Recent form (10 matches)
CSK had a forgettable IPL 2021. They lost their way even before the tournament hit fifth gear. Thankfully they won their last 3 games. CSK will be eager to build on that momentum. CSK won 5 and lost 5 of their last 10 games.
Delhi Capitals had their best IPL campaign in 2021. They qualified for the finals for the first time in IPL history. DC started with a bang but lost steam in the middle. DC similarly to CSK won 5 and lost 5 of their last 10 games.
There is little to choose between the two teams here. DC fresh from a final qualification in IPL 2020 will take that confidence into IPL 2021.
Which players will be match-winners in this game?
Sam Curran scored 96 against India in the 3rd ODI, his form will be crucial for CSK. Moeen Ali’s inclusion brings dynamism into CSK’s batting lineup. His strike rate of 134.7 is invaluable.
DC will be riding high on Rishabh Pant’s form and confidence. He is unstoppable currently. Prithvi Shaw who scored 827 runs in 8 games in Vijay Hazare Trophy will be key to DC’s chances.
Robin Uthappa was in terrific form in Vijay Hazary trophy scoring 2 brilliant centuries. His explosiveness is a must for CSK.
Pant’s strike rate of 152 and average of 25 in IPL makes him a dangerous player.
What does stats say about CSK vs DC?
CSK and DC have played 23 IPL games against each other.
CSK has won 15 matches. DC has won 8 games.
CSK’s highest score against DC is 222. DC’s highest score against RCB in 198.
CSK’s lowest score against DC is 110. DC’s highest score against RCB in 83.
Wankhede is a batting beauty. The bounce will help the batsmen to play their shots. Their might be something in it for the pacers with the new ball.
A high of 33 degrees and a low of 27 degrees is expected. There are no chances of rain. Dew might play a big factor and teams will prefer to chase under such weather conditions.
175 is the average score at this venue.
Teams batting first have 52.7% games while teams chasing have won 47.3% in the last 10 years here.
It is a battle of CSK’s experience and DC’s youthfulness. DC start favourites here owing to their unpredictability.