Delhi Capitals who topped the table with 20 points are set to play second placed Chennai Super Kings on Sunday at 7:30 IST in Dubai. The winner of this match will make their place in the finals and the losing team will get another chance to make it back to the finals by play the winner of the eliminator which is set to be held on the Monday the 11’th of October between RCB and KKR.
The last time Rishab faced his idol Dhoni it was close matchup where Delhi where able to scarcely win with a margin of 3 wickets with 2 balls to spare. This time Chennai should approach this match and learn from their mistakes. Dhoni should push Ambati Rayudu up to odder to bat as he had an outstanding innings where he scored 55 runs-out against an inform Delhi Capitals bowling unit. In addition to giving Ambati Rayudu more balls to face by pushing him up the odder Moeen Ali and Robin Uthappa will need to step up their game and score runs which will allow MS Dhoni and Jadeja to play their natural game against the Capitals.
As a bowling unit the Super Kings will be dependent on the Indian duo of Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar to cause difficulties to the batting unit of the Delhi Capitals. The Capitals will need to improve their batting if they hope to beat the Super Kings and make their place in the finals of the IPL this year. Shreyas Iyer, Rishab Pant and Prithivi Shaw will need to play a stable innings and form a stable partnership with the Shikhar Dhawan to achieve a formidable total.
Delhi are set to play Chennai in the first qualifier of the Indian Premier League 2021.
There will be a lot of responsibilities on the experienced Indian players such as Shreyas Iyer, Shikar Dhawan and Ashwin to guide their team to victory and into the finals this season. Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje and Rabada will need to target and get an early wicket of the openers Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad who have been instrumental in the success of Chennai’s team.