IPL 2021: Dhoni vs Pant in focus as Chennai take on Delhi in summit clash
- Chennai Super Kings' batsmen have been in flawless form while Delhi's bowling attack is shining
- An experienced side led by Dhoni will be up against a relatively younger side Delhi Capitals
- It will be interesting to watch the player battle between Avesh Khan and Ruturaj Gaikwad
Table toppers Chennai Super Kings will go head-to-head with second placed Delhi Capitals for the 50th match for the 14th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL). Both teams have sealed a birth in the playoffs and are fighting for a finish in the top two. The two sides have played twelve games, winning nine and losing three but the men in yellow lead by the Net Run Rate (NRR).
The match will be played at the Dubai International Stadium. In the last encounter between the two giants Delhi cruised to a comfortable victory thanks to high scoring shifts from Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw.
Lately, both sides have been excelling in different departments. The Delhi Capitals seem to have lost their form with the bat but their bowling unit led by youngster Avesh Khan has been doing wonders.
On the other hand, Chennai’s batting unit has been in impeccable form with both openers Faf du Plesis and Ruturaj Gaikwad in splendid form. Although CSK lost, the latter scored a century in the game against Rajasthan Royals.
It will be an interesting encounter between the most experienced side in IPL 2021 and a relatively young squad which houses a number of upcoming talents such as Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel and Lalit Yadav.
Player battles between Kagiso Rabada and Faf du Plesis, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Avesh Khan as well as Shikhar Dhawan and Deepak Chahar will be intriguing.
Chennai is the team with the most sixes hit in this season of the Indian Premier League. They have sent the ball flying with Ruturaj Gaikwad spearheading the attack with 20 sixes to his name.
While Shikhar Dhawan who has been leading Delhi’s batting attack in the first leg of the IPL which was held in India has not regained his form in the second leg. His average in the first leg stood at 54 while in the second leg the figure has gone down 20.5.
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