IPL 2021, CSK vs DC: Match Preview
IPL 2021, CSK vs DC: ‘MS Dhoni vs Rishabh Pant’ is how the cricket lovers are addressing today’s IPL clash which is between Chennai Super Kings & Delhi Capitals. Today’s match CSK vs DC marks the debut of Rishabh Pant as a ‘Captain’ of his team Delhi Capitals. The clash is also looked upon as a contest between ‘Apprentice & his master’. Rishabh Pant will be in a face-off with his mentor MS Dhoni whom he has idolized during the initial stage of his career.
One more interesting fact about today’s fixture is that both the teams will compete in Mumbai. A venue where they have never faced each other ever before. Though traditionally Chennai has an edge over Delhi Capitals there seems a shift in the dominance. In the 13th edition of the IPL, both teams have locked horns twice. And it was Delhi Capitals that emerged out to be victorious on both occasions.
CSK on the other hand has made few reinforcements to their team after facing a humiliating defeat in the IPL 2020. The return of Suresh Raina is expected to boost the team’s middle-order which seemed fragile in the IPL 2020. However last season’s runner-up Delhi capitals is looking stronger than ever before with their new captain Rishabh Pant has been in a scintillating form.
Both the teams will be missing few key players. CSK star batsmen Lungi Ngidi has recently arrived from South Africa & is serving mandatory seven days quarantine. Due to the same reason, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje are also out of the fixture. Considering last year’s swashbuckling performance of Rabada & Nortje, the duo’s absence in the first match could be catastrophic for Delhi Capitals.
It looks like today’s clash will be a tough competition between CSK & DC. Though both the teams will play without their key players they will compete with full grit & determination. Even in the absence of Rabada & Nortje, the Delhi Capitals top order looks much stronger than CSK’s balanced squad. It seems like Rishabh Pant & the co. might wash out MS Dhoni & co. in today’s fixture.