- Chennai will face Delhi in the first qualifier of IPL 2021
- Both the teams have faced defeat in previous matches.
- Dhoni will lead CSK while Pant will take over the reins of Delhi
The teams of Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings (DC vs CSK Qualifier) will face each other in the first Qualifier 1 of IPL 2021 on Sunday. This match will be played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Delhi has made it to the playoffs by staying on top, while Chennai qualified for the last-4 by finishing second. Delhi had defeated Chennai in the last match. When both the teams come face to face on October 10, then during this time all eyes will be on these 3 players, between whom a tough competition can be seen.
Kagiso Rabada vs Faf du Plessis
Chennai Super Kings batsman Faf du Plessis is in excellent form at the moment. Du Plessis has scored 546 runs in 14 matches. He is at number two in the list of highest run-scorers in IPL 2021. He has 5 half-centuries to his name, which is the most by any batsman in his team.
In this match, du Plessis will have to face his South African partner pacer Kagiso Rabada. Rabada is the main fast bowler of Delhi. Usually he leads Delhi’s bowling and bowls the first over. When du Plessis is in front of pacer Rabada, Kagiso will want to get him out cheaply. It will be exciting to see two South African players.
Ruturaj Gaikwad vs Avesh Khan
Chennai’s young opener Ruturaj Gaikwad has scored a century in the current IPL. He is scoring runs continuously. Gaikwad has scored 533 runs in 14 matches in IPL 2021. During this, he has scored a century and 3 half-centuries with his bat. Ruturaj’s number comes after du Plessis in terms of scoring the most runs for Chennai in the current season.
After the century, Ruturaj’s confidence is in seventh heaven. Now he would like to play a big innings in the qualifiers as well. On the other hand, Delhi Capitals fast bowler Avesh Khan would like to stop opener Ruturaj. Avesh has taken 22 wickets in 14 matches this season. He is the highest wicket-taker for Delhi this season and the second overall bowler.
Shikhar Dhawan vs Deepak Chahar
Delhi opener Shikhar Dhawan has scored 544 runs in 14 matches in the current season of IPL. Dhawan, a veteran left-handed batsman, has scored 3 half-centuries during this period. He is the highest run scorer for Delhi.
Shikhar will be looking to play a big innings against Chennai. However, in this match he will face Deepak Chahar. Deepak has bowled sharply for Chennai so far. Deepak, who recently publicly proposed to his girlfriend in the stadium, has taken 13 wickets in 13 matches of this IPL. In such a situation, the competition between Chahar and Dhawan is expected to be intense.