- Chennai Super Kings must be all ready to face Delhi Capitals today in the 50th match of IPL 2021
- In the 24 matches played between the two teams, the Chennai-based IPL franchise has went home victorious on 15 occasions
- DC Vs CSK match will be played at the Dubai International Stadium at 7:30 PM (IST)
The 50th match of the Indian Premier League 2021 will be upon us shortly and will be played between MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings and Rishabh Pant’s Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Stadium at 7:30 PM (IST).
This match will be played between teams sitting at 1st and 2nd position of the IPL 2021 points table. While CSK sits at 1st position due to higher NRR of + 0.829, DC has equal points (18) and also a positive NRR of + 0.551.
The winner of today’s match will cement its position in top 2 of the IPL 2021 points table, meaning they will get to play another match if they lose their 1st match in the playoffs. A major advantage on the line tonight.
CSK will be entering today’s match on the back of winning 4 out of their last 5 matches, with losing just their last match against RR by 7 wickets.
Having said this, DC, too, have won 4 out of their last 5 matches and also won their last match which they played against Mumbai Indians, defending Champions of IPL, by 4 wickets and would be highly motivated.
Talking about Chennai and Delhi, they have played 24 matches against each other in the cash-rich tournament and out of them 15 times Chennai went back victorious while Delhi only won on 9 occasions.
DC Vs CSK Head To Head Stats
Chennai Super Kings have turned the tables, from their subpar performance last season to them being on of the favourites to win IPL 2021, the journey has been incredible for the MS Dhoni led team.
Same can be said for Delhi Capitals, they are looking strong and having defeated the defending champions in IPL 2021 not just once but on both occasions speak volumes for the team.
The last time DC and CSK faced each other was in IPL 2021 itself, in the 2nd match of the tournament, played in Wankhede Stadium on 10th April. Chennai Super Kings scored a respectable total of 188 after losing 7 wickets. Suresh Raina, Moeen Ali and Sam Curran were the highest scorers for CSK with 54 (36), 36 (24) and 34 (15) respectively.
For DC, both Chris Woakes and Avesh Khan had great spells with bowling figures of 3-18-3 and 4-23-2 respectively.
Now was the time for Delhi Capitals to bat, not even in their wildest imagination did CSK would have imagined that DC would bat so well. Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw, DC’s opening pair, had a partnership of 138 runs. Shaw scored 72 in just 38 balls hitting 9 boundaries and 3 maximums. Dhawan, too, was in form and scored 85 from 54 balls hitting 2 maximums and 10 boundaries.
These 2 batsmen did the needful for DC and CSK bowlers were all over the pitch. Not a single bowler had an economy under 7.
DC won the match with 7 wickets remaining and 8 balls to spare.
DC Vs CSK Last 5 Encounters
10th April 2021: Delhi Capitals won by 7 wickets
17th October 2020: Delhi Capitals won by 5 wickets
25th September 2020: Delhi Capitals won by 44 runs
10th May 2019: Chennai Super Kings won by 6 wickets
1st May 2019: Chennai Super Kings won by 80 runs
Additioanl Stats Of DC & CSK
DC highest score against CSK: 198
CSK highest score against DC: 222
Highest Individual Score against DC: 113 (Murali Vijay)
Highest Individual Score against CSK: 105* (AB de Villiers)
Most wickets for DC against CSK: 9 (Amit Mishra)
Most wickets for CSK against DC: 17 (Ravichandran Ashwin)
Lowest DC score against CSK: 83
Lowest CSK score against DC: 110
We all know that Chennai Super Kings has been the second best team in the Indian Premier League when it comes down to winning the tournament and lifting the trophies, everything else comes second. Though, CSK look in a formidable form and enjoys 1st position on the points table with a health NRR, DC ranks second with little to nothing to differentiate between the two.
DC, who has already defeated CSK once in this IPL and also both the times in IPL 2019, has a great momentum going for them, coming into the match defeating the defending champions in the last match will only boost their confidence. We believe DC will win today’s match and clinch top position from CSK on the points table, tonight.