Both the teams have acquired 18 points in 12 matches and have qualified for the playoffs. But both of them would want to finish in the top two; a victory on Monday will strengthen that claim as the third positioned team, Royal Challengers Bangalore, have 16 points.
MS Dhoni’s outfit is coming off a defeat against Rajasthan Royals while the Delhi Capitals registered a close victory over Mumbai Indians.
CSK have a dominating head-to-head record over Delhi, claiming victories in 15 matches while losing in 9. Rishabh Pant’s side, however, came out trumps the last time these two teams met – earlier this season in Mumbai.
Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw’s opening stand of 138 runs in 13.3 overs blew away the CSK bowlers. Dhawan scored 85 off 54 balls while Shaw blasted 72 off 38 balls as DC chased down 189 with 7 wickets in hand.
IPL 2021, Match 50: Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings – Toss Report
Delhi Capitals win the toss and the birthday boy, Rishabh Pant elects to field first against CSK. Both the captains seemed happy with the result of the toss as MS Dhoni said he was looking to bat first if he would’ve won the toss. Rishabh Pant has brought in Ripal Patel in place of Steve Smith as one change, while Chennai have made 3 changes in their side replacing Sam Curran, KM Asif and injured Suresh Raina with Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar and Robin Uthappa.
IPL 2021, Match 50: Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings – Playing XI Details:
Delhi Capitals Playing XI:
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ripal Patel, Rishabh Pant (C,WK), Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravi Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje
Chennai Super Kings Playing XI:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(C,Wk), Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood