Revealed on: Apr 10, 2021
Chennai Tremendous Kings will face Delhi Capitals within the second match of IPL 2021 on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 10. The version acquired off to an exciting begin with Royal Challengers Bangalore defeating Mumbai Indians in a last-ball end
Shifting focus to the second match, the sport will see the battle of wicketkeeper-batsmen. CSK will likely be led by MS Dhoni, whose IPL profession is on its final legs. As for DC captain Rishabh Pant, he has a vibrant profession in entrance of him. His worldwide success has led to him being named chief in Shreyas Iyer’s absence because of damage
Whereas Delhi Capitals completed runners-up final yr, taking place to Mumbai Indians within the closing, CSK ended a disappointing seventh. It was first time they did not qualify for the playoffs (excluding the 2 years after they had been banned).
DC have a couple of issues to ponder upon going into their first match. Whereas Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw look set to open the innings, there will likely be a toss up between Steve Smith and Ajinkya Rahane for the No. 3 slot. Delhi coach Ricky Ponting has confirmed that if Smith performs, he’ll bat within the high three
Skipper Pant, Marcus Stoinis and Shimron Hetmyer would be the big-hitters within the group. With Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada unavailable for the opening sport, Ishant Sharma, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran and Umesh Yadav ought to come into rivalry. The skilled duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Amit Mishra ought to deal with the spin division.
As for CSK, with Shane Watson having retired, they’ve roped in Robin Uthappa by way of the commerce window. He might open the innings with Faf du Plessis. In fact, there’s gifted England all-rounder Sam Curran, who additionally batted on the high final season.
The addition of one other batting all-rounder Moeen Ali ought to strengthen the road up, which has veterans like Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu and captain Dhoni. The IPL may even mark the return of Ravindra Jadeja, who will likely be eager to make an impression.
Buoyed by his worldwide success, Shardul Thakur could possibly be a extra assured bowler this season. He and Deepak Chahar ought to kind a potent tempo bowling combo. Whether or not CSK have sufficient arsenal to hassle DC stays to be seen.
Chennai Tremendous Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C/WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, DJ Bravo, Shardul Thakur, and Deepak Chahar.
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steve Smith, Rishabh Pant (C/WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, and Umesh Yadav.
–Renin Wilben Albert