IPL 2021 Qualifier 1: In the first qualifier of IPL 2021, today there can be a fierce competition between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals. MS Dhoni’s team has made it to the playoffs for the 11th time and will enter today’s match as a strong contender for victory. Under the captaincy of Dhoni, Chennai has got immense experience of playing in big matches and today it will not be easy for Rishabh Pant’s team to overcome this challenge.
In the league matches too, there was a fierce competition between the two teams. In the points table, Delhi’s team was definitely on the first position with 20 points but it will be completely different than the playoffs. At the same time, the team of Chennai was also second in the points table with 18 points. Last year was the first time in the history of IPL when Chennai’s team could not make it to the playoffs. Under the leadership of Dhoni, the team is looking for its fourth IPL title.
Chennai has made it to the final eight times
Under the leadership of captain Dhoni, Chennai has lost three consecutive matches. However, it does not appear to have an effect on the team in the playoffs. The level of Chennai’s team in the playoffs is different. Talking about the record of Chennai, before this, in the ten seasons in which the team has reached the playoffs, it has made it to the final eight times. Out of this, he has also captured the title three times.
Reliance on experienced players is the specialty of Dhoni’s team, which makes him different from other teams. Dhoni has been relying on tried and experienced players, which is why players like Ravindra Jadeja, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo and Faf du Plessis have been in his team for a long time. Apart from these, there are players of international level like Josh Hazlewood and Moeen Ali and former Indian captain Dhoni knows what kind of team combination he wants.
Gaikwad and Du Plessis will be in charge
The responsibility of Chennai’s victory will be on the shoulders of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis. Both have proved to be successful batsmen of the team in this IPL. However, along with Suresh Raina, captain Dhoni himself will be a little worried about his form. However, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s performance with the bat this year has been very good. At the same time, the experience of Dwayne Bravo and Shardul Thakur has proved to be very effective for the bowling department of the team.
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