Time : 7:30 PM IST
Date : Saturday, April 10 2021
Match 2 : Indian Premier League
Venue : Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Today’s Saturday night is going to be special fun as Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals will face each other in the second match of IPL 2021.
Last season of IPL for CSK was exceptional as they finished at 7th position in the points table, first time below the top four positions in IPL. This time CSK will be eager to return to their acclaimed supremacy and prove that last year’s season was just a rare tough time.
Like CSK, last season was also exceptional for DC but in a better way. Delhi Capitals were robust throughout the tournament and just missed their fortune in the final against Mumbai Indians. DC is one of the teams yet to win their first ever title. This Time Rishabh Pant will lead Delhi Capitals, due to unavailability of regular Skipper Shreyas Iyer.
While Suresh Raina, one of the most successful players of the IPL is back in the CSK squad, it will definitely boost the confidence of the team. But the deadly combination of Gaikwad and Faf Du Plessis is crucial for CSK as they need a good and fast start. In the middle order CSK has the most successful player in IPL as Suresh Raina, world’s best finisher MS Dhoni, and one of the consistent all-rounders, DJ Bravo to decide the fate.
Meanwhile DC will miss the service of their exceptional skipper and batsman Shreyas Iyer but still they are a strong team with other available options. The destructive and swashbuckling Rishabh Pant will take on the reins of the team. Delhi capitals is a decorated and balanced team in all the departments.
The pitch at Wankhede is historically batsmen friendly and in today’s match the trend seems to be continuing. A high score around 180 can be expected here in the first innings but the toss winning team would like to go for field first. Even a high score is chasable at this pitch. There would be equal assistance for both spin and pace bowling from the pitch. To make any impact with the ball, bowlers will have to make some variations in the pace and line and length.
Head to Head Stats:
Total Matches : 23, CSK Won: 15, DC Won: 8
Likely Playing XIs:
Chennai Super Kings
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C/WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Sam Curran, DJ Bravo, Shardul Thakur, and Deepak Chahar
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steve Smith, Rishabh Pant (C/WK), Marcus Stoinis, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, and Umesh Yadav.
CSK is a team full of experienced players but the last season was a disaster for them and it will definitely affect their performance a little bit. While CSK has a plethora of experienced and T20 experts, they lack in form and regular players. On the other side Delhi Capitals despite their pre-tournament injuries hit and absence of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje for the first match they have strong back ups for every position and most of their players are in form. So Delhi Capitals are the favorite in today’s match. For thorough understanding of every aspect that can win you real money throughout the IPL, keep visiting our website for calculated and best match predictions and free IPL betting tips. Studying all the facts and conditions for today’s match, we have reached the conclusion that Delhi Capitals will win today’s match but still there will be tough fight from both the teams and a thrilling, high score match is expected to entertain fans across the world.