CSK vs DC IPL 2021: The 2nd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST. The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Bengali). The game will be streamed live on Disney+Hotstar.
Delhi Capitals who were the runners-up in the last edition of the IPL will take on MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings to kickstart their campaign. Delhi Capitals will miss the services of their regular skipper, Shreyas Iyer, as he has been ruled for the whole season of the IPL. Rishabh Pant has been appointed as their new captain for IPL 2021.
Two wicket-keepers will face off in the second game as MS Dhoni and Rishabh Pant will be the captains at the time of the toss. Last season, DC won both the matches against CSK but this time CSK will look to turn it around. On the other hand, DC would like to start their campaign on a winning note in Mumbai. It is going to be a fascinating battle as two high octave teams – CSK vs DC will take on each other on Saturday night in IPL 2021.
CSK vs DC Weather Report for Match 2:
The weather on Match Day will be clear as there is no chance of rain and the temperature will be in the low 30s with a lot of humidity around.
The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium is a great batting surface with nice pace and bounce. There might be something on offer for the seamers initially but after a while batsman can hit across the line with utmost ease.
Average first innings score:
Defending is tough at this venue but still a total around 180-190 would be a good total to defend.
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 37, Lost – 36, Tied – 0
Injury and Availability News:
Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje who arrived from South Africa just a couple of days ago will still be in quarantine and are set to miss the first match. Axar Patel who tested positive for Covid-19 too will miss the first game.
CSK vs DC Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Chennai Super Kings:
Faf Du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C, WK), Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
Krishnappa Gowtham, Robin Uthappa, Mitchell Santner, Hari Shankar Reddy, Cheteshwar Pujara, Karn Sharma, N Jagdeesan, KM Asif, Dwayne Bravo, Hari Nishanth, Bhagat Verma, Lungi Ngidi, R Sai Kishore
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (C, WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Tom Curran, Chris Woakes, R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma
Steve Smith, Sam Billings, Umesh Yadav, Lalit Yadav, Ripal Patel, Lukman Meriwala, Avesh Khan, Pravin Dubey, M Siddarth, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Axar Patel
CSK vs DC Top Picks for 2nd Dream11 Match:
Rishabh Pant has been in great form off late, and he would love to bat at the Wankhede Stadium.
Shardul Thakur has gone to a different level and he has a knack for picking wickets which always get you more points.
Shikhar Dhawan has been a consistent performer in the IPL and he scored a century against CSK in their last encounter.
Sam Curran is a player who makes things happen with the bat and the ball, his all-round skills will get you plenty of points.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Fantasy Captain Options – Sam Curran, Rishabh Pant
Fantasy Vice-Captain Options – Prithvi Shaw, Shardul Thakur
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for CSK vs DC Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Rishabh Pant (VC)
Batters – Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Faf Du Plessis, Suresh Raina
All-Rounders – Sam Curran (C), Tom Curran
Bowlers – R Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Amit Mishra
The pitch at the Wankhede has been great for batting and so it would be a smart move to pick a lot of batsmen in your fantasy XI. A couple of pacers who could swing the ball can come in handy at the start of an innings.
CSK vs DC – Who will win?
Chennai Super Kings has a knack for winning their first IPL game as they won it in 2018, 2019 and 2020. It won’t be surprising if they continue that trend considering that DC’s bowling is not at full strength.