The toss between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Delhi Capitals (DC) for the second match of IPL 2021 is due in a while. After a blockbuster opening game of IPL 2021 between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai, the Caravan of IPL 2021 now moves to Mumbai.
Chennai Super Kings, the three-time IPL champions are all set to take on Delhi Capitals, the runner ups of IPL 2020. While, the king of IPL, MS Dhoni, will be returning to professional cricket for the first time after IPL 2020, Delhi Capitals are going in this tournament without their regular skipper, Shreyas Iyer.
IPL 2021, Match 02: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Delhi Capitals (DC), Mumbai- Toss Report
The toss between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Delhi Capitals (DC) for the second match of IPL 2021 is due in a while. Delhi Capitals received a massive blow before the start of the tournament when their star all-rounder, Axar Patel was tested positive for COVID-19 while he was in quarantine. He will miss the first game of the season in all likeliness.
The South African pace duo of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje will also be unavailable for the first game of the season for the Delhi Capitals as they are currently serving quarantine after returning from South Africa. As for Chennai Super Kings, their maestro, Suresh Raina is back after missing out in the last season.
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tom Curran, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan
MS Dhoni Might Eye Silverware In His Last IPL Season
IPL 2021 might actually prove to be the last IPL season for CSK skipper MS Dhoni. Dhoni has been one of the most successful captains in the history of the tournament as he has won three IPL titles for CSK. Apart from that, he also holds the record of winning the most IPL matches as a captain.
Dhoni called it quits on his international career in August 2020 and the 2020 IPL was a nightmare for CSK as it was the first time they failed to qualify for the playoff of the tournament while competing in it. In his probably last season in the IPL, MS Dhoni might work wonders to win a 4th IPL title.