DC vs CSK T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, Qualifier IPL 2021
The play off stage of the 2021 Indian Premier League begins on Sunday evening in Dubai with the top two sides from the group stage coming face to face in the Qualifier 1. Delhi Capitals topped the group with ten wins from fourteen games. CSK finished in 2nd ahead of Royal Challengers Bangalore by virtue of net-run-rate. Read on as we preview this game. The play-off begins at 19:30 at the Dubai Cricket Stadium.
Although they lost on Friday, Delhi Capitals will come into this game full of confidence. They beat CSK by 3 wickets on October 4th.
Chennai Super Kings have arrived in the play-offs on the back of three straight defeats. Far from ideal preparation but if they can refocus then they can beat any side in the tournament.
DC vs CSK T20 Match Live streaming
TV channels: The match can be watched live on Star Sports in India, Sky Cricket in the UK and Willow TV in the USA
Live Streaming:Fans in India can stream the match on Disney+ Hotstar.
DC vs CSK Match Toss Prediction
We predict that both captains will choose to bat second should they win the toss. Chasing a total has been the preferred method of success in this year’s competition.
DC vs CSK Match Pitch Report
Delhi Capitals and RCB both posted scores in the 160s on Friday but up until that game, most teams had struggled to post above 135 in Dubai. It is a tacky pitch with some assistance for the pace bowlers.
Clear skies with the temperature remaining above 30 degrees for the duration of the game.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings, Qualifier IPL 2021.
Delhi Capitals Team News & Playing 11
DC Team News
With their place at the top of the table confirmed, Delhi Capitals resisted the temptation to rest any players for their final group game against RCB. As a result, we expect to see the same XI who have served them so well up to this stage for this game.
DC Key Players
- Shikhar Dhawan- the Indian opener is the only player in the IPL 2021 to have hit over 60 fours. He has only 3 half-centuries in his 544 runs this year.
- Rishabh Pant- the captain plays his part in the side through short cameo but effective innings with the bat and an infectious confidence in the field.
- Avesh Khan- the pace bowler continues to impress. Before the 2021 IPL he had not taken a wicket since the 2018 tournament
DC Team Form
Although disappointed to lose to RCB on Friday, we do not expect the defeat to affect the confidence of the Delhi Capitals.
Delhi Capitals Predicted Playing 11
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c) (wk), Ripal Patel , Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje
Chennai Super Kings Team News & Playing 11
CSK Team News
The recent form of CSK will be a cause for concern but MS Dhoni’s side will see this game as a free shot at making the final with minimal pressure. The only injury in the camp is the long-term absence of Sam Curran and we expect to see their best XI on show in Dubai.
CSK Key Players
Faf du Plessis- the South African has been a model of consistency at the top of the order. He made 76 in their last game.
Dwayne Bravo- the experienced West Indian all-rounder has impressed primarily with the ball throughout the last few months in both the IPL and the CPL.
Shardul Thakur- his bowling has been most effective in the UAE but he can also be mightily useful with the bat which we may see in this game.
CSK Team Form
Three defeats in a row does not tell the whole story but make no mistake, CSK have not fully fired in recent matches.
Chennai Super Kings Predicted Playing 11
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c) (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood