October 09, 2021 1:18 AM
Alex Sarwar

2021 IPL Qualifier 1 – Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings taking place? Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings will take place on Sunday 10th October, 2021 at 15:00 (UK)

Where is Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings taking place? Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings will take place at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai

What is the expected weather for Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings? 31-34c with clear skies and light winds

Where can I get tickets for Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings? Check each team’s official website for the latest ticket information

What TV channel is Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings on in the UK? Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kingswill be televised live on Sky Sports

Where can I stream Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings? Sky Sports subscribers can stream Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings live on Sky Go

THE TEAM NEWS

DELHI CAPITALS

  • Delhi Capitals ended the season top of the league table with ten wins and 20 points to their name, despite narrowly losing their final league fixture against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
  • The only big injury problem for Delhi is that of Australian Marcus Stoinis, but even he was to be passed fit, the Capitals may not wish to disrupt the balance of their side in such a big game.

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS

  • Chennai Super Kings were the first side to quality for this year’s playoffs, but have since suffered three straight defeats, their latest at the hands of the now eliminated Punjab Kings.
  • Faf du Plessis top scored for Chennai against Punjab with 76 and he could play a crucial role here alongside fellow opener Ruturaj Gaikwad, whilst West Indian all-rounder Dominic Drakes has been drafted in as an injury replacement for Sam Curran.

THE PREDICTION

The two league matches between these two sides saw Delhi Capitals come out on top in both and they’ll be confident of a third win this year against Chennai Super Kings when taking into account the terrible form of MS Dhoni’s side. The firepower of the Capitals is particularly impressive with plenty of explosive hitters looking to make their mark in the middle order should openers Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan fail to make an impact. Ultimately, it is this firepower that is likely to make the difference alongside Delhi’s formidable pace bowling unit and it is the Capitals who are to be favoured for victory in this one.

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