VIVO IPL2021 Match 2 Preview: CSK Vs. DC Pre-Match Analysis, Playing XI’s & Prediction

The 2nd match of IPL 2021 will start today i.e. 10th April 2021 at  7.30 p.m. Chennai Super Kings will lock horns with Delhi Capitals today (Saturday) at venue Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The match will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network channel and watch HD live stream matches at Disney+hotstar.

Pre-Match Analysis

Team MottoYellove & Whistle Podu!This is new Delhi
StrengthExperience & star studded playersPotential to win, Aggressive play style
WeaknessAbsence of power hitting batsman. MS Dhoni is the only hope.Absence of Iyer, the highest skipper may affect the team performance.
Key playerSuresh Raina, MS Dhoni & R. JadejaShreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane & Amit Mishra

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (C) (W)

  • Ambati Rayudu
  • KM Asif
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Deepak Chahar
  • Faf du Plessis
  • Imran Tahir
  • Narayan Jagadeesan
  • Karn Sharma
  • Lungi Ngidi
  • Mitchell Santner
  • R Sai Kishore
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Robin Uthappa
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Sam Curran
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Suresh Raina
  • Moeen Ali
  • Krishnappa Gowtham
  • Cheteshwar Pujara
  • Harishankar Reddy
  • C Hari Nishaanth
  • Bhagath Varma
  • Jason Behrendorff

Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant (C) (W)

  • Ajinkya Rahane
  • Amit Mishra
  • Anrich Nortje
  • Avesh Khan
  • Axar Patel
  • Chris Woakes
  • Ishant Sharma
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Lalith Yadav
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Pravin Dubey
  • Prithvi Shaw
  • Ravichandran Ashwin
  • Shikhar Dhawan
  • Shimron Hetmyer
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • Steve Smith
  • Umesh Yadav
  • Ripal Patel
  • Vishnu Vinod
  • Harishankar Reddy
  • Lukman Meriwala
  • M Siddharth
  • Tom Curran
  • Sam Billings

Venue Stats (Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai)


Matched Played: 14; Won: 7; Loss: 7


Matches Played: 9; Won: 3; Lost: 6

CSK Vs. DC Head-to-head Record

CSk VS DC in IPL 2021

Total Matches Played: 23

Matches won by DC: 15

Matches won by RCB: 8

Ties: 0

CSK Playing XI prediction: MS Dhoni (c), 

Robin Uthappa, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Krishnappa Gowtham

DC playing 11 predictions: Rishabh Pant (c)

Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Steve Smith, Shimron Hetmeyr, Marcus Stoinis, Amit Mishra, Ravichandran Ashwin, Chris Woakes, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma

Highlights & Milestones to be Achieved

  • MS Dhoni, the captain, and Wicket keeper hold a record of 109 IPL catches; We expect dhoni to create a new record beating Dinesh Karthik’s 110 IPL Catches.
  • Ravindra Jadeja can achieve a record 100 T20 wickets for CSK; at present he holds a record of 96 wickets.
  • Faf du Plessis has scored 5930 T20 runs; only  70 runs away to complete his 6000 T20 runs. 
  • Rishabh Pant will lead the DC team for the 1st time. He will be the 7th DC captain in IPL.
  • Amit Mishra might be the 1st cricketer to play 100 T20 matches for Delhi Capitals in the opening tournament. 
  • Ajinkya Rahane is just 67 runs away to score 4000 IPL runs.
  • Shikhar Dhawan is 21 runs away to become 4th batsman by scoring 1500 T20 runs for Delhi Capitals.
  • Ravichandran Ashwin is 2 wickets away to become the 3rd Indian bowler to hold a record of 250 T20 wickets.

Who will win the match?

As per our survey and analysis, the chances of CSK winning the match are quite better than DC. Let’s see how they perform in the absence of Shreyas Iyer, the last season’s captain!

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