DC Playing 11: In the Qualifier 1 of the IPL 2021, the Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings will be up against each other. It will certainly be the battle of the best teams in the tournament.
In their last league match, the Delhi Capitals team could not defend their target of 164 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The openers, Dhawan and Shaw put up a fine show with 40+ contributions, and then Hetmyer finished well in the final overs. But the only saving grace for the team in the bowling unit was speedster Anrich Nortje, who took wickets and had good economy rate.
The Delhi Capitals team emerged as the best side in the group stages of the tournament. Their side was best suited to the pitch like United Arab Emirates, who offers assistance to the bowlers with variations. In the team, Axar and Nortje were brilliant in their efforts to contain runs and take wickets at right point of time to keep the team ahead of the opponents.
It will be an important fixture for the Delhi Capitals, and Marcus Stoinis is expected to back in the Playing 11 after recovering from the hamstring injury sustained in early part of Phase 2. Other than him, no changes are expected in the Playing 11.
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DC Playing 11 (likely)
DC Squad: Rishabh Pant (c and wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Prithvi Shaw, Ravichandran Ashwin, Lalit Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Ben Dwarshuis, Anrich Nortje, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Lukman Hussain Meriwala, M Siddharth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Pravin Dubey, Vishnu Vinod
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1. Shikhar Dhawan
One of the prominent batters in the Delhi Capitals, Dhawan’s form will be important in this fixture to qualify for the finals. In the last league match, Dhawan looked confident and produced fine performance to lay a strong foundation for the middle order. In 14 matches, Dhawan has amassed 544 runs.
2. Shimron Hetmyer
Hetmyer has always tried to keep the team’s interest ahead, and not cared about his personal milestones. In the last few matches, he has been impressive to give a good finish to the team, which has helped them to gain a fine momentum in the break. In 12 matches, he has hit 188 at 37.60.
3. Axar Patel
The bowling all rounder may play a crucial role for the team in this fixture due to his ability to read the minds of the batsmen and has enough experience to pull it off to win this crucial encounter with his proficiency in both departments. In 10 matches, Axar has picked up 15 wickets and would look to keep the same form.
4. Anrich Nortje
The premier fast bowler from South Africa has been terrific for the team since his debut in the tournament. He has been able to contain runs and take key wickets of the opposition batsmen and put the team in advantage. In matches, Anrich Nortje has scalped 9 wickets at an average of 20.54.
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