DC vs CSK Prediction: The league stages are finally over as we move to the playoff stages of IPL. Delhi Capitals are set to fave off with Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1 tonight at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The winner of the contest will go directly to the final, while the loser will play an eliminator versus the winner of KKR and RCB. DC finished top of the league standings with 10 wins in 14 games while CSK won 9 times to finish 2nd. Both teams head into the match on the back of losses but this is the game that counts. It is interesting to note that DC had won both the league meetings.
Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings
Qualifier 1, Indian Premier League
10 October 2021, 07:30 PM IST
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network and it can also be streamed on Hotstar App. The matches are split in three venues- Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. IPL is broadcasted to almost 100 countries including all cricket-playing nations.
DC vs CSK Head to Head: Chennai Super Kings have the upper hand in this fixture with 15 wins in contrast to Delhi Capitals’ 10 victories.
DC – 60%
CSK – 40%
Delhi Capitals has been the team to beat this season. They have not been reliant on one or two players but have played well together as a team. On the other hand, CSK have been a little top-heavy and their star all-rounders have bailed them many times. They will be running low on confidence having lost the last three games in a row. Hence, DC are marginal favorites for this game.
Bet365: DC: 1.90; CSK: 1.90
We are tipping Faf du Plessis to come good in this game. He has been the mainstay of CSK’s batting along with Ruturaj Gaikwad. He has 546 runs in 14 innings at an average of 45.5.
Shikhar Dhawan is not far behind du Plessis in the run-scoring charts. He has 544 runs in 14 games at an average of 41.4.
Anrich Nortje is the quickest bowler in the IPL. He can create problems for the fragile middle order of CSK. He has 9 wickets in six games at an economy of under 6.
DC Playing XI
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (C/WK), Ripal Patel, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, and Avesh Khan.
CSK Playing XI
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (C/WK), DJ Bravo, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, and Deepak Chahar.
Recent history suggests that it will be another slow track where timing the ball could be challenging. On this surface, spinners and pacers who employ variations have had success. On this pitch, a fighting total of 150-160 should be enough. The side that wins the coin toss will go for the chase. The side batting second has won the last seven encounters here.
If CSK bats first: 150-160
If Dc bats first: 160-170
Poor visibility conditions due to haze prevailed during morning hours over Dubai. With the progress of the day, it is expected to improve with the sun shining hard in the absence of any clouding. The maximum temperature by 01:00 PM is expected to hit 37 degrees Celsius. Towards evening, it will cool down a bit. At the beginning of the qualifier match, the temperature will be 33 degrees. The players, however, will have little to cheer for regarding weather conditions as with hardly any wind, it will feel like 41-43 degrees Celsius. The humidity would be in the sixties adding further to the discomfort levels.
WICKET-KEEPERS: R Pant
BATSMEN: S Dhawan, A Rayudu, F du Plessis, P Shaw
ALL-ROUNDERS: R Jadeja, D Bravo, A Patel
BOWLERS: J Hazlewood, A Khan, A Nortje
Captain choices: F du Plessis/S Dhawan
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