The Qualifier 1 of the IPL 2021 will witness the top 2 teams, Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings team up against each other. The Chennai Super Kings will need the contributions from Ravindra Jadeja and Ruturaj Gaikwad. While, the Shreyas Iyer and Avesh Khan will be the key performers for Delhi Capitals team The Delhi Capitals team have the leadership of Rishabh Pant, and MS Dhoni is the captain of CSK team.
The Delhi Capitals secured 10 wins in 14 matches, and were positioned 1st in the points table. In the last league match, they failed to secure win against Royal Challengers Bangalore in a close encounter. While, the Chennai Super Kings emerged as the 2nd best team in the group stage with 9 wins, and lost their last league match against Punjab Kings.
Delhi and Chennai, both have been really good in this season, but Delhi’s consistency and performance could keep them charged up ahead of this game. Qualifier 1 should be a cracker of a game, by looking at the strength of both the teams. Although, both are coming off some sad losses, they will be pumped to play this one, and go straight to the finals, by getting a win, and not take the second route.
Fixture Name: Qualifier 1
Competition: Indian Premier League 2021
Date: 10 October
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
CSK(recent last): L L L
DC(recent last): L W W
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Pitch Report: The Qualifier 1 between DC and CSK will be played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. The pitch at Dubai is expected to keep supporting the batters in scoring runs in a quick manner. Here, the scores of around can be easily chased due to the quick outfield and dew factor, and the bowlers need to be perfect with their lengths.
Brief score of the last result at the venue:Royal Challengers Bangalore 166/3 won by 7 wickets against Delhi Capitals 164/5 in Match 56 of Indian Premier League 2021.
The 6 from Delhi Capitals, and 5 players from Chennai Super Kings are selected in the Dream11 Team. The captain pick for your team will be Ruturaj Gaikwad, who has been best batsman of the tournament and would look to continue the good form. While the vice captain can be Shreyas Iyer, with an ability to play a long innings.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Rishabh Pant
BATSMEN: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Faf Du Plessis, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer
ALL-ROUNDERS: Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel
BOWLERS: Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje, Shardul Thakur
The Delhi Capitals team is in fine form and played quite well against CSK in their last fixture, and are expected to win this match and go through the finals on the back of experienced players. While the Chennai Super Kings team has lost their confidence of winning the matches, and need spirited performances from the players like Jadeja and Ruturaj Gaikwad.
Chennai Super Kings are a top side, but got thrashed by Punjab Kings in the last game. Not Punjab, but KL Rahul, to be correct. KL scored 98* off just 42, to take his team home in their last game. No bowler did well except Shardul, who was excellent in that game. In batting, Faf did really well and he single handedly did his best for the team, while others couldn’t get their touch.
The best batter of the Chennai Super Kings team will have a onus to contribute to the team in this match and go through the finals. He has been terrific with his ability to get a stable start and has played mature innings to finish well in the death overs. In 14 matches, Ruturaj has amassed 533 runs at an average of 44.41 and would look to keep it going.
The all rounder is likely to play an important role for the team in the Qualifier 1. With the Delhi Capitals having few right handers, and if the pitch is assisting, then he can pick key wickets. In the batting point of view, Jadeja has the capability to play a blinder and win matches for the team, like he has done in the past as well.
Captain: MS Dhoni
Wicket-keeper: MS Dhoni
Possible Top Four: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu
Opening Bowlers: Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood
Spin Bowlers: Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja
Overseas Players: Moeen Ali, Josh Hazlewood, Faf Du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo
Player to Watch: Suresh Raina is expected to come into the Playing 11 and count on his experience of big matches and take the team to finals.
CSK Playing 11 (likely)
Delhi Capitals again ended up battling the game until the last over and this time the last ball. Avesh Khan could not defend 15 runs in the last over, and bowled terribly to be precise. Bowled a full toss wide in the last ball and then bowled a full-toss again in the last ball, when they just needed six. Bharat hit the ball and it just went over the ropes for a six, and Bangalore got the win. Batting was decent and everyone contributed their bits.
Nortje has been one of the best bowlers to come out of the Indian Premier League. He has taken the confidence of performing well in the tournament, to the international cricket, where he was the best bowler for the South Africa team in the recent T20I series. Although, he has not been pick of the bowlers, but has been performing his duty well by scalping 9 wickets in 6 matches.
The player has the flexibility to perform well at any batting position, and has a good track record in the international cricket and IPL. In the phase 2, Shreyas has played 6 matches and scored 144 runs and will look to be proficient in this match and would look to play according to his potential. He just needs to convert his starts into a big one in this fixture.
Captain: Rishabh Pant
Wicket-keeper: Rishabh Pant
Possible Top Four: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant
Pace Bowlers: Avesh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Spin bowlers: Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin
Overseas Players: Anrich Nortje, Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada
Player to Watch: Shimron Hetmyer has been playing well in the tournament, and is expected to play a vital role in this fixture.
DC Playing 11 (likely)
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The DC vs CSK match will be broadcasted on the Star Sports TV Network in different languages like Star Sports 1 English, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada, and Star Sports Malayalam. The Star India has won the broadcasting rights for the Indian Premier League Phase 2. to All the cricketing nations including 100 countries will be able to view the Indian Premier League 2021 on their Television Sets.