MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will lock horns with the new-look Delhi Capitals, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, side that will be led by Rishabh Pant for the first time. The match is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm IST on Saturday, April 10. Let's have a look at the predicted playing XIs, pitch report of both teams ahead of the big clash.
Pant has big shoes to fill in as Iyer had taken DC to their maiden IPL final last year. DC qualified for the playoffs in the last two seasons under Iyer which is why there will be a bit of pressure on Pant to do the same this year.
On the other hand, having Suresh Raina back will be huge for the Dhoni-led side and will be like ‘a new signing’. The veteran left-handed batsman had pulled out of IPL 2020 citing personal reasons amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Here are the predicted XIs of DC and CSK:
Chennai Super Kings Predicted XI: MS Dhoni (c), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Deepak Chahar, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi
Delhi Capitals Predicted XI:
Rishabh Pant (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, R Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra
Toss Time: The match starts at 7.30 PM IST and the toss will be held 30 minutes before that at 7 PM.
According to Accuweather, there are no signs of predicted rain during this match. However, the humidity in Mumbai will be insanely high at 71% while the average temperature shows a bearable heat at 29°C. Naturally, the dew factor will be at play during the night game.
Head to Head:
Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings have met 23 times in the Indian Premier League. Out of those 23 meetings, CSK have emerged victorious 15 times and DC were able to claim a win the remaining 8 times. The last time the two teams met, in IPL 2020, CSK lost to DC by 6 wickets.