In the IPL 2021 Phase 2 Qualifier 1, Delhi Capitals will be facing Chennai Super Kings at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Dubai at 7:30 PM IST on Sunday. The winner of the fixture will be the first finalist of the ongoing edition of the tournament.
Chennai Super Kings will be heading into this fixture on the back of a seven-wicket defeat against Punjab Kings. The three-time IPL winners lost to Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals and PBKS in their last three games. The Chennai-based franchise’s momentum might have been hindered after a string of losses. The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team will aim to bounce back in Qualifier 1 and book a berth for themselves in the IPL 2021 final. They’ve had an incredible season so far, the team’s batting unit has been consistent till now and has played a crucial role in the team’s success in IPL 2021. CSK finished the league stage at the number two spot on the points table.
On the other hand, the table-toppers will also head into this game following a six-wicket last-ball defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday. Rishabh Pant has been incredible throughout the season as a captain. The Delhi-based franchise finished the league stage as the number one team in the points table, which will boost the team’s confidence. DC is just a few inches closer to claiming its first-ever IPL trophy. In the previous edition, they lost in the final frontier of the competition and would want to go a step further in the ongoing season. Delhi’s batting has been top-notch along with its bowling. The Pant-led DC can create some serious troubles for CSK in Qualifier 1.
CSK and DC have faced each other on 25 occasions, the former has won 15 games while the latter emerged victorious 10 times.
In the previous encounter, which took place in the second phase of IPL 2021, DC beat CSK by three wickets.
Chennai Super Kings: CSK doesn’t have any casualties ahead of Qualifier 1.
Delhi Capitals: DC also have a fully-fit squad at their disposal.
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Delhi Capitals – The Principal sponsors of DC are JSW, Apollo Steel Tubes, Ebixcash, and Reliance Jio.
Chennai Super Kings- The Principal sponsors of CSK are Myntra, India Cements, Gulf, SNJ Distilleries, British Empire, SNJ 10000, Reliance Jio, Nippon Paint, and Equitas Small Finance Bank.