CSK vs DC
The second match of this season of the IPL is CSK vs DC. One is a team that trusts and relies on their young players very much, DC. The other team is heavily dependent on their senior players, CSK. The battle between India’s past and India’s present wicket-keeper is going to be an interesting one to watch.
Delhi Capitals has once again backed a young player to be their captain this year. Rishabh Pant will be their new captain. Their previous captain is not available to them because of an injury. It is yet to be seen how Rishabh Pant manages the role of Captaincy. Maybe this puts a bit of pressure on him, maybe he will be able to perform better under pressure. Only time will tell us that.
Chennai Super Kings had a poor season in 2020, they ended at the 7th position in the points table. This was the first time in 13 years that CSK did not qualify for the playoffs. They are a quality side and can make a comeback this year.
Predicted Playing XI’s
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Faf du Plessis, Cheteshwar Pujara, Suresh Raina, Ruturaj Gaikwad, MS Dhoni (c&wk), Moen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi.
Delhi Capitals (DC)
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steve Smith, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (c&wk), Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.
Pitch Conditions and Toss
The match will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The wicket offers a little bit for the fast bowlers, and the team winning the toss would want to bowl first. The par score at this pitch should be 185.