The three-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on Rishabh Pant’s Delhi Capitals in the 2nd Match of IPL 2021 on April 10 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are all set to start their campaign in the 2021 IPL after a terrible campaign last season. This year they will have service of Suresh Raina, who pulled out of IPL 2020 citing personal reasons. Raina’s addition will definitely bolster their batting lineup, which looked out of sorts last time around.
Delhi Capitals, meanwhile, was hit hardest by the pre-season injuries and withdrawals, with skipper Shreyas Iyer ruled out of the tournament with a shoulder injury. Rishabh Pant has been appointed as their captain in the absence of their regular captain.
They look to be a solid team on paper with good backups for every position and a relatively settled playing XI. However, speedsters Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje will be absent for DC’s first game, which may lead them to play Chris Woakes or Tom Curran instead.
CSK vs DC Match Details
Match: Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals – 2nd match
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Time: 7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT
Where to watch live: Star Sports Network, Hotstar
CSK vs DC Head To Head Record
Both the teams faced each other 23 times, out of which Chennai Super Kings won 15 matches and Delhi Capitals have 8 wins in their pocket. Chennai and Delhi have never battled in Mumbai before. The two franchises clashed twice last year, with the Capitals emerging victorious on both occasions.
CSK vs DC Predicted Playing XIs
Chennai Super Kings
Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa/Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C&WK), Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane/Steve Smith, Rishabh Pant (C&WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Ravi Ashwin, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes, Ishant Sharma/Tom Curran and Umesh Yadav
CSK vs DC Squad
Chennai Super Kings
Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Narayan Jagadeesabn, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, M.Harisankar Reddy, K.Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishaanth, R Sai Kishore
Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Prithvi Shaw, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Lalit Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Anrich Nortje, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Lukman Hussain Meriwala, M Siddharth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Pravin Dubey, Vishnu Vinod