CSK vs DC VIVO IPL 2021 Match 02 Details:
The second match of VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 is set to be played on 10th April between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
The game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST and live streaming can be seen on the Star Sports network as well as Hotstar.
CSK vs DC VIVO IPL 2021 Match 02 Preview:
The second match of Indian Premier League 2021 will be played on 10th April between the three-time champions Chennai Super Kings and a team with no IPL trophies to date Delhi Capitals led by a young and enthusiastic captain Rishabh Pant. With the unavailability of regular Captain Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant has been given the responsibility to lead his side and this change has made the equation interesting for them.
The Chennai Super Kings had a below-average season last year due to various factors, including the unavailability of its most important batsman Suresh Raina. This side is filled with experienced players who have witnessed all the aspects of the game and understand its strengths and weaknesses properly. Captain MS Dhoni will again lead the side.
The Chennai side has got a terrific opener in Faf du Plessis who will most likely open with youngster Ruturaj Gayakwad who looked good in the latter half of the last season. Down the order, the team has experienced players like Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu in middle-order followed by Moeen Ali and MS Dhoni himself. In lower middle-order, the team has three terrific all-rounders (Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, and Ravindra Jadeja) who are capable of changing the game at any point with both bat and ball.
Krishnappa Gowtham, who was an expensive pick for Chennai this year in the auctions, will struggle to get a spot in the playing XI. In the pace department, Chennai has got in-form Shardul Thakur and white-ball specialist Deepak Chahar. Overall, Chennai Super Kings has ticked almost all the boxes and the team looks all set to offer a tough competition in this season once again.
Talking about Delhi Capitals, this team had an outstanding outing in the last season where they ended as the runners-up and will look to repeat its performance this season as well. Delhi Capitals has appointed Rishabh Pant as their new captain for this season and it will be interesting to see how he handles this responsibility. This team has also got good experienced and in-form players like Shikhar Dhawan and Ravichandran Ashwin.
Shikhar Dhawan will open for Delhi Capitals, along with Prithvi Shaw, who had a remarkable Vijay Hazare season with the bat. In the middle order, the team has consistent scorers like Ajinkya Rahane and Steven Smith, followed by the stylish and explosive Rishabh Pant himself. In the lower middle order, Shimron Hetmyer and Marcus Stoinis will take the charge of finishing games.
With the unavailability of African pace duo Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada, Chris Woakes can get a chance in playing XI for the first game. In the spin department, Delhi Capitals has an experienced duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Amit Mishra. They will bank on Ishant Sharma for a good start with the ball.
Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals have faced each other on 23 occasions so far out of which 15 have been won by Chennai while 8 were pocketed by Delhi. In their last 5 clashes, Delhi has registered 3 victories while Chennai won 2 games.
Who will win the match:
CSK will win the match.
Who will win the Toss:
DC will win the Toss.
Pitch CSK vs DC VIVO IPL 2021 Match 02 Pitch Report:
The pitch at Wankhede provides help for both batsmen and bowlers, with an extra edge to batsmen in the 2nd innings due to the dew factor at night. Toss winning team is likely to bowl first as bowling second will be a tough task here.
CSK vs DC VIVO IPL 2021 Match 02 Weather Report:
The sky will be clear after the evening with less-to-no chances of precipitation. The temperature will hover in a range of 28-34 degree Celsius with a humid climate.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) – Key Players
MS Dhoni (C)
Faf du Plessis
Delhi Capitals (DC) – Key Players
Rishabh Pant (C)
CSK vs DC VIVO IPL 2021 Match 02 Probable XIs:
Chennai Super Kings – MS Dhoni (C), Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ruturaj Gayakwad, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar
Bench– KM Asif, Krishnappa Gowtham, Bhagath Verma, Imran Tahir, C Hari Nishaanth, Narayan Jagdeeshan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harishankar Reddy, Ravisrinivas Sai Kishore, Karn Sharma, Robin Uthappa
Delhi Capitals – Rishabh Pant (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Steven Smith, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Chris Woakes
Bench: Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Avesh Khan, Praveen Dubey, Lukman Meriwala, Ripal Patel, Manimaran Siddarth, Vishnu Vinod, Lalit Yadav, Umesh Yadav