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IPL 2021, CSK vs DC: MS Dhoni’s Kings face Pant’s Capitals in Mumbai

IPL 2021, CSK vs DC: Rishabh Pant's Delhi Capitals face off against Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: April 10, 2021 7:42:32 pm
IPL 2021, CSK vs DC: The match is being held in Mumbai. (File)

IPL 2021, CSK vs DC: Delhi Capitals won the toss and elected to bowl first against Chennai Super Kings in an IPL 2021 encounter in Mumbai on Saturday.

For DC, Tom Curran and Chris Woakes got a look-in with Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje still serving their quarantine. Shimron Hetmyer and Marcus Stoinis completed their overseas line-up. For CSK, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali and Faf Du Plessis are the four foreign players with Ravindra Jadeja making a comeback to competitive cricket.

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Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (wk/c), Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar

Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk/c), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tom Curran, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan

IPL 2021

Match 2, Wankhede Stadium, 10 Apr, 2021

DC 190 / 3 (18.4)

vs

CSK 188 / 7 (20.0)

BatsmenRB
Rishabh Pant15 12
Shimron Hetmyer0 0
BowlersORWKT
Deepak Chahar4.0 36 0
Sam Curran2.0 24 0

Delhi Capitals win by 7 wickets

Live Blog
19:30 (IST)10 Apr 2021
CSK vs DC: Gaikwad, du Plessis start the proceedings in Mumbai

The IPL made its comeback last night with a RCB win over MI. Now, DC have won the toss and have sent CSK out to bat first.

19:10 (IST)10 Apr 2021
CSK vs DC: What are the playing XIs tonight?

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (w/c), Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar

Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (w/c), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tom Curran, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan

18:45 (IST)10 Apr 2021
CSK vs DC: What about the pitch and weather tonight?

As for the pitch, the wicket at the Wankhede will favour the batsmen. It has historically been a batting-friendly venue, and that trend is likely to continue tonight. Anything around 180 will be a competitive total. The pacers should fare better than the spinners.

As for the weather, it should be around 30 degrees celsius in Mumbai on Saturday. Dew is likely to play a role later in the match.

18:30 (IST)10 Apr 2021
CSK vs DC: How to watch the IPL 2021 match live on TV?

Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 1 Hindi will provide live telecasts of all the IPL 2021 matches in India.

18:15 (IST)10 Apr 2021
CSK vs DC: How to watch the IPL 2021 match online?

Disney Hotstar VIP will provide live-streaming of the IPL 2021 match between Chennai and Delhi. Jio TV is another avenue.

18:00 (IST)10 Apr 2021
CSK vs DC: What's the head-to-head record?

The two teams have played 23 times against each other. While CSK won 15 matches, DC romped home on eight occasions.

17:26 (IST)10 Apr 2021
Iyer's message

“Dear Delhi, I speak to you today as a fellow fan of the team we love. We fight the same fight we always did. We know it won’t be easy but we know we have got what it takes to raise the cup. We have worked hard, harder than before. We have put in the yards harder than before and the best part is we go beyond than just a team,” regular DC captain Shreyas Iyer said in a video posted on Twitter.

17:10 (IST)10 Apr 2021
Wicketkeeping record on the line for Dhoni

On Sunday, against DC, Dhoni could script history if he manages to get two more dismissals by stumping or taking a catch. Dhoni currently has 148 dismissals as wicketkeeper in IPL, and if he manages to get two more, he will become the first keeper in the history of the T20 tournament to reach 150 dismissals as wicketkeeper. Dinesh Karthik (140), Robin Uthappa (90), Parthiv Patel (81), and Wriddhiman Saha (76) are the other top keepers in the IPL.

16:52 (IST)10 Apr 2021
Ravi Shastri's request for Pant-Dhoni face-off

India head coach Ravi Shastri’s tweet on Rishabh Pant and MS Dhoni hours before the Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2021 match number 2 in Mumbai has gone viral on Twitter. His special request is that the stump mics be turned up today.

16:30 (IST)10 Apr 2021
Who will win? Dhoni or Pant?
16:15 (IST)10 Apr 2021
IPL 2021: COVID-19 ‘negative’ report needed to attend matches at Wankhede

The Mumbai Cricket Association has asked its Apex Council members to produce a COVID-19 negative certificate in order to enter the Wankhede Stadium, which will host 10 matches of the latest edition of the Indian Premier League. | READ MORE |

16:00 (IST)10 Apr 2021
CSK vs DC: What are the probable playing XIs?

CSK Probable XI: Robin Uthappa, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Krishnappa Gowtham

DC Probable XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Steve Smith, Shimron Hetmeyr, Rishabh Pant (c), Marcus Stoinis, Amit Mishra, Ravichandran Ashwin, Chris Woakes, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma

15:45 (IST)10 Apr 2021
CSK vs DC: What about the pitch and weather tonight?

As for the pitch, the wicket at the Wankhede will favour the batsmen. It has historically been a batting-friendly venue, and that trend is likely to continue tonight. Anything around 180 will be a competitive total. The pacers should fare better than the spinners.

As for the weather, it should be around 30 degrees celsius in Mumbai on Saturday. Dew is likely to play a role later in the match.

15:09 (IST)10 Apr 2021
MS Dhoni Returns Becomes India’s No.1 Trend

MS Dhoni became India’s top trend ahead of CSK’s IPL 2021 opener against DC on Saturday. Dhoni – who has not played cricket for six months – would be making a comeback and fans are excited. 

14:37 (IST)10 Apr 2021
Medical Bulletin:

Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) officials have been asked to carry a negative Covid-19 report to attend Indian Premier League (IPL) matches at the Wankhede Stadium. Even vaccinated officials and staff members have been asked to carry a Covid-19 negative report.  As per BCCI's protocol, all the officials who would be attending the IPL 2021 matches at Wankhede Stadium are required to produce a negative report of RT-PCR test conducted within 48 hours of the match day," wrote MCA secretary Sanjay Naik.

14:35 (IST)10 Apr 2021
Chennai hold the upper hand!

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14:07 (IST)10 Apr 2021
Dhoni on cusp of 150

MS Dhoni has registered 148 dismissals as a wicketkeeper in the tournament. Once he effects 2 more dismissals, he will become the first wicketkeeper to complete 150 dismissals in the cash-rich league.

14:06 (IST)10 Apr 2021
Pant awaits record:

Rishabh Pant will become the fifth-youngest IPL captain once he takes the field against CSK in the second match. Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Steve Smith, and Suresh Raina became IPL captains at a lower age than Pant before.

13:35 (IST)10 Apr 2021
Pant up against his mentor 'Mahi'

Rishabh Pant, anointed to captaincy in the absence of injured Shreyas Iyer, has said recently that he would put his learning from MS Dhoni to use in DC's season opener against CSK. “My first match as captain will be against Mahi bhai. It will be a good experience for me as I have learned a lot from him. I’ll apply my own experience and learning from him,” Pant had said recently.

13:18 (IST)10 Apr 2021
How CSK became the most successful team?

Chennai Super Kings are the most successful team in the IPL with 106 wins out of 179 games. This means their win percentage stands at 59.83, leading by few decimal points ahead of their competitor Mumbai Indians (59.11).

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