CSK look back to turn the clock against DC
CSK will win the match
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Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals face off each other in the second game of IPL2021 to start their respective campaign. CSK is a team that believes in experience and is the only team with an unchanged captain from the first season. CSK missed the play-offs for the first time 11 years last season and will look to set their record straight this time around. Delhi on the other hand have invested on a young captain Rishabh Panty in the absence of Shreyas Iyer this season. They have qualified for the play-offs for three consecutive years and will look to get their first trophy this season.
CSK seem to have much settled batting unit this season. Rituraj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, and Suresh Raina are expected to slot in at the top. They have a power packed middle order with MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, Ravi Jadeja, and Sam Curran. They have superb depth in their batting line-up with Deepak Chahar and Shardul tahkur capable of scoring quick runs too.
Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, and Sam Curran are expected to play as the seam bowlers in the team. They have a spin army with the likes of Moeen Ali, Ravi Jadeja, and Imran Tahir as front-line options and Krishnappa Gowtham, Mitchell Santner, Ravi Saikishore, and Karan Sharma as back-up options.
Top players to bet on:
Rituraj Gaikwad – Gaikwad ended the last season on a high with three back-to-back fifties and he had a decent outing in local circuits this season. We expect him to make a big contribution with the bat in this season.
Shardul Thakur – Thakur impressed everyone with his all-round skills in the last 2-3 months in the Indian colors. He has been the highest wicket-taker in the recently concluded T20Is & ODIs against England.
MS Dhoni (C & Wk), Rituraj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, Ravi Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir/Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Deepak Chahar, SN Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Curran, MS Dhoni
DC seems to have a strong Indian batting line-up with the likes of Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, and Ajinkya Rahane. International players such as Steve Smith, Sam Billings, Shimron Hetmyer and Marcus Stoinis are expected to add more hitting power to the middle order.
Ishant Sharma, Tom Curran, Chris Woakes, and Umesh Yadav are the pace bowling options available for this game as Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada are caught up in quarantine. Ravi Ashwin ad Amit Mishra are veteran spin bowlers and they miss Axar Patel due to COVID for this game.
Top players to bet on:
Rishabh Pant – Pant is having a dram 2-3 months scoring runs consistently ion all formats across all conditions for the Indian team. He will look to continue his purple patch in this IPL season too to lead his team to maiden victory.
Ravi Ashwin – Ashwin is one of complete spinners who has a lot of variations up his sleeve. He will look to make a mark in this season to make a comeback into the Indian limited overs team.
Rishabh Pant (C & Wk), Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Marcus Stoinis, Steve Smith/Sam Billings, Ishant Sharma, Tom Curran, Chris Woakes, Ravi Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane, Marcus Stoinis, CR Woakes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tom Curran, Avesh Khan, Amit Mishra, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer
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Mumbai will have a hot ad sunny climate and the dew will make its appearance in the later stages of the match. We expect no weather interruptions whatsoever ion this match.
Wankhede is expected to be have good pace and bounce on offer and it will aid the faster bowlers to certain extent with the new ball especially. We can expect the scores to be around 160-180 runs in this match.
Both teams will look to chase the total as the ball will be hard to grip in the latter stages of the match. Chasing is the safe option in the early stages of the tournament.
CSK has an excellent depth in batting and bowling departments with a variety of options to choose in the playing XI. But their weakness will be lack of match time for most of their players and absence of intimating 140+ bowler in their ranks. DC is an exciting team with a lot of young talents like Pant, Shaw alongside experienced Stoinis, Smith, Dhawan, and Rahane. They have superb spinners Ashwin & Mishra alongside pacers Woakes, Curran, and Ishant Sharma. They don’t have any weakness expect the lack of big hitters as all-rounders in their lower order. We expect CSK to win this match owing to their depth in the playing XI.
CSK will win the match