This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for the 50th game of the IPL 2021 between the Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings that is scheduled to take place on the 4h of October 2021.
The top 2 sides in the IPL 2021 points table, Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals will take on each other in Dubai on Monday. The victor of this game will likely top the standings and will play in Qualifier 1 in all probability. DC is one of the 3 teams that have defeated the Super Kings in this IPL when they defeated them by 7 wickets.
CSK finally lost a game after 4 consecutive wins when the Rajasthan Royals defeated them by 7 wickets in a high-scoring contest in Abu Dhabi. Batting first, CSK made 189/4, the highest score in the UAE leg of IPL 2021 courtesy of a stunning century from opener Ruturaj Gaikwad(101* from 60) and a sold finish by Ravindra Jadeja(32* from 15) at the end. But it was not enough for the men in yellow to win their 5th successive game as the Royals brushed aside the bowlers chasing the target with 15 balls to spare.
While their opponents, DC won a close game against the Mumbai Indians by 4 wickets at Sharjah. In a low-scoring affair, they restricted Mumbai to 129 thanks to 3-wicket hauls from both Avesh Khan and Axar Patel. But the chase turned out to be tricky as DC lost 3 wickets within powerplays. The calm coll head of Iyer who made run a ball 33 helped the Capitals chased down the target with 5 balls to spare and he got support from Ravi Ashwin(20 from 21).
Venue: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
Pitch and Weather: It will be a typical UAE surface where it will be slow and batsmen won’t find it that easy to score runs. Pacers might get some assistance with the new ball, while spinners also will be handy. The weather is likely to be sunny with the temperature touching to the late 30s even though it is a 6.00 PM start.
Date & Time: October 4, 6.00 PM Local time, 7.30 PM IST
Probable Playing XIs
CSK may stick to the original XI by bringing back Dwayne Bravo in place of Sam Curran who proved to be expensive in the last game. Though Hazlewood went for plenty, CSK will play him as it was a one-off day and will be satisfied with the batting display. However, the form of Suresh Raina and Dhoni himself will be a cause of concern for CSK.
Delhi Capitals will want the likes of Rabada and Ashwin coming good in the bowling department after going for plenty in bowlers aiding the pitch of Sharjah. Also, they would expect the openers, Dhawan and Shaw, to return to their run-making ways.
Chennai Super Kings
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni(C & WK), Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Steve Smith, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan
Delhi Capitals are placed 2nd in the table and CSK in 1st place. So this will be an even contest and may go down to the wire.
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Batsmen: Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf Du Plessis are two batsmen who are in their prime form. While Gaikwad has made 508 runs with that century in the last game, Faf Du Plessis is closing along with 460 runs. Shreyas Iyer has also been in good form in this leg so far, so he can be picked along with Prithvi Shaw.
Wicket-Keeper: Rishabh Pant, the skipper of DC who is in decent form can be the lone wicket-keeper in the side.
All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo are the best picks. Both of them showed their caliber in this IPL in both departments of the game. Axar Patel has been a silent performer for DC this season and has created an impact whenever needed.
Bowlers: Avesh Khan of DC has been amazing in this leg of IPL and took 3 wickets in the last game. So he can be the player from the team can be picked along with Shardul Thakur. Anrich Nortje has been an asset for Capitals in the UAE so far and could play a key part here.
Fantasy Team: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, Shardul Thakur, Avesh Khan
Captain – Ruturaj Gaikwad
The youngster has been the most consistent batsman in this leg of IPL for CSK and is the 2nd highest run-scorer in the 2021 edition of IPL.
Vice-Captain – Axar Patel
The left-arm spinner has been in fine bowling form for the Capitals and has 12 wickets so far, including 3 in the last game. So he is the vice-captain of the side.
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