Three-time champions Chennai Super Kings will begin their IPL 2021 campaign against previous season runners-up Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium.
CSK had failed to qualify for the playoff stages of the previous season and they will aim to turn the tables.
DC had a good run in the previous season as they finished as the runners-up of IPL 2020. We have the Match Prediction that can help you in placing the right bets. We will discuss current form, head to head, stats, and players to watch out for in the upcoming match.
Chennai failed to achieve any kind of momentum in the previous season and their batting was their Achilles Heel. Thus, MS Dhoni will want more from batsmen like Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, and Suresh Raina. CSK will aim to come up with a collective effort in the 14th season of the league.
Delhi Capitals were at their best in the previous season but they will miss the services of their full-time skipper Shreyas Iyer. However, the newly appointed captain Rishabh Pant is in sublime form and he will aim to deliver the goods. Delhi has a balanced squad and they have the players who can take them all the way in the competition.
Head to Head: Overall matches: 23, Won by CSK – 15, Won by DC – 8.
Players to look out for: Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Deepak Chahar, MS Dhoni and Sam Curran will hold the key for CSK.
DC will bank upon Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Kagiso Rabada.
Match Prediction: Delhi Capitals will begin the contest as favourites as they have a better squad and had done well in the previous season. However, they will expect CSK to come hard at them.