The second match of the IPL 2021, CSK vs DC will be played between Chennai Super Kings & Delhi Capitals at ‘the stadium of dreams’ i.e. Wankhede Stadium.
CSK will witness the solid comeback of their star player Suresh Raina. Suresh Raina had pulled out of the IPL 2020 which was held in the UAE. Whereas Rishabh Pant will lead DC as a Captain for the first time in the absence of their Skipper Shreyas Iyer. Both the team’s key players Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje will miss their first match as they are undergoing mandatory quarantine of seven days. So both the teams will have to start their IPL Campaign without their best bowlers.
IPL 2021, CSK vs DC Head to Head Records
Total number of matches played: 23
Matches won by CSK: 15
Matches won by DC: 8
CSK’s Average Score against DC: 162
DC’s average score against CSK: 147
Highest Scoring Batsman for CSK: MS Dhoni with 547 runs
Top Scoring batsmen for DC: Shikhar Dhawan with 302 runs
Highest Wicket-taker for CSK: Dwayne Bravo with 14 wickets.
Top Wicket Taker for DC: Amit Mishra with 9 wickets
The last time when CSK faced DC was during a league match of the 13th edition of the IPL at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Delhi Capitals while chasing a target of 180 runs registered a 5 wickets win riding on the back of DC’s Opener Shikhar Dhawan’s maiden IPL century. Apart from Dhawan, Axar Patel starred for Delhi Capitals who contributed to DC’s victory by hitting three sixes off Ravindra Jadeja’s delivery & scored 17 runs off the last over.
It will be wam climate in Mumbai today with an expected temperature of 30 degree Celsius. Dew can come in the last stages of the clash.
According to the reports, the Wicket at Wankhede Stadium will favor the batsmen. Historically, it has been a batting friendly pitch & that trend is likely to continue today. Any score around or above 180 runs will be a competitive target to chase. The pacers will perform better than the spinners in terms of bowling.
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