New Delhi, 10/4 (AO Bureau): The second match of IPL 2021 will be played today between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals. The performance of Delhi Capitals was very good in the Indian Premier League last year. The team played the final last year under the captaincy of Shreyas Iyer. However, he had to face defeat at the hands of Mumbai Indians in the final. On the other hand, the team of Chennai Super Kings led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni will try to make a strong comeback by forgetting last year’s nightmare in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Three-time champion CSK failed to make it to the playoffs in the 2020 tournament played in the United Arab Emirates. It was the first occasion in the history of the tournament while Dhoni’s team could not make it to the playoffs.
Team strengthened with Raina’s return
CSK’s strong side is that it has experienced players who have been crossing the team’s eyes in difficult situations. Dhoni’s inspiring leadership is another positive aspect of the team. Suresh Raina’s return has strengthened his batting. Last year, his batsmen could not run. Apart from Raina, CSK’s batting appears to be strong in the presence of players like Faf Duplessis, Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Karen, Moin Ali and Ruturaj Gaikwad.
Strength of Delhi:
Delhi Capitals is one of the most balanced teams in the tournament, which has a strong batting order and a great fast attack. The top order has experienced batsmen like Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw and Ajinkya Rahane. He will have Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer or Sam Billings. The batting has been strengthened by the arrival of Steve Smith. Shikhar Dhawan (618) was second in the list of batsmen scoring the most runs in the previous season. In the ODI series against England, he scored 98 and 67 runs. At the same time, Prithvi Shaw announced to return to form by scoring 827 runs in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.