DC vs CSK Live Stream IPL 2021 Qualifier 1: Ticket to final
On Sunday, cricket fans will witness a blockbuster match between Rishabh Pant's Delhi Capitals and MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 in Dubai. As a prize for completing the top-two in the league stage, the team that wins the battle in Dubai will receive a direct trip to the IPL 2021 final.
With four wins in a row since IPL 2020, Delhi currently has the upper hand over Chennai. Despite being one of the most consistent sides this season, even an insightful skipper like Dhoni hasn't been able to defeat Pant's club in over a year.
With 10 wins from 14 games, DC finished first in the league stage. They'll be coming off a close loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore, but Pant shouldn't be concerned because his team has been running like a well-oiled machine all season.
The Capitals' 20-point performance in the group stage demonstrated their steadiness, which continued even after the COVID-19 forced the stoppage.
Similarly, the Super Kings have returned to their comfortable settings of playoff rounds, which they have done 11 out of 12 times, despite their all-conquering skipper Dhoni's displeasure at losing three matches in a row.
Over the years, CSK has reached the final eight times and won three times, demonstrating the team's ability to raise their game just when it's needed the most.
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DC versus CSK DC is expected to reclaim star all-rounder Marcus Stoinis, who has been out of action since limping out of the encounter against Sunrisers Hyderabad on September 22. The return of the Australian will be a huge boost for a side that already has Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada, and Anrich Nortje.
Despite just having Sam Curran out injured, CSK has a strong team available for selection for the big game. No one understands better than Dhoni that T20 is possibly the only form of cricket where individuals win matches, and he will need the best from his players to outwit and outclass a formidable squad like the Delhi Capitals.
IN DUBAI, SEARCHING FOR A PREFERRED OPTION
In Dubai, the team that wins the toss may decide to bowl first, as chasing has traditionally been the favored option due to the dew factor. Because of this, chasing teams have won seven of the ten league matches played at the Dubai International Stadium.
In IPL 2021, the Delhi Capitals have an amazing record when chasing, having won eight occasions when batting second. Out of their nine victories in the league stage, Chennai Super Kings have won five games while chasing.