IPL 2021 Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals: April 10 Match Prediction
In this article, we preview match 2 of the IPL, Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals, to be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 10 April 2021. In a tight match expected between two evenly matched teams, DC will miss Shreyas Iyer, while CSK will be without Josh Hazlewood.
Match Predictions and Team Previews
Chennai Super Kings
In IPL 2020, CSK were hurt by the absence of Suresh Raina in their batting order. They stumbled through the first half of the season, struggling to find the right combination of players. Young Gaikwad was the find of the season for Dhoni’s side and should open with Du Plessis. Rayudu and Uthappa will augment Raina’s presence in the middle order. In the absence of an injured Jadeja, we expect Bravo to bat a little earlier in the order than he could do last season. All eyes will be on Gowtham, one of CSK’s costly acquisitions at the auction. The bowling will revolve around Curran and Thakur who have been in great form. Hazlewood’s late withdrawal is sure to hurt CSK this season; in his absence, Ngidi will get his chance, though he would want to improve upon his performance in the recent ODIs against Pakistan. Chahar is likely to fill the remaining bowling spot.
DC have appointed Pant as captain and that should be the key factor in this game: we expect Pant to lead from the front. In Iyer’s absence, Pant will get to bat higher up the order and that could prove crucial to the team’s fortunes. Dhawan was in great form against England and Shaw appears to have put his poor Australia tour behind him. With Smith in the squad, they will have a calming influence in the middle order, and we can expect Smith’s role to be clearly defined, especially with Ponting as the team coach. Where DC appear to be very strong is in their bowling, with the likes of Rabada and in-form Nortje, assisted by Ravi Ashwin and Axar Patel. They will also have Ishant Sharma to add to their fast-bowling resources and Stoinis as a sixth bowling option. All in all, DC have a well-balanced team with a mix of bowlers, batsmen and allrounders.
While the h2h stats are 15-8 in CSK’s favour, DC won both the games between the two sides in IPL 2020.
We believe that Delhi Capitals will beat Chennai Super Kings in match 2 of the IPL on 10 April 2021.
CSK vs DC Betting
Bookmakers’ odds favour Delhi Capitals to beat Chennai Super Kings in match 2 of the IPL on 10 April 2021. While odds ranging from 1.67 to 1.71 are quoted on a DC win, corresponding odds ranging from 2.05 to 2.20 are available on a CSK victory.
Our match prediction for the CSK vs DC match is based on current form as well as performances in IPL 2020. While CSK appear to have got their batting issues sorted out, their bowling appears a little weak, in Hazlewood’s absence. While DC will miss Shreyas Iyer’s solidity in the middle order, they have enough firepower in batting and bowling to go into the game as favourites.
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