CSK after losing 3 games on trot have lost all the momentum entering into the qualifier-1 of IPL 2021 while DC are also coming after a last-ball loss against RCB. It would be interesting to see the top two sides fighting for a place in the 2021 final. DC have defeated CSK both times in the league stage of IPL 2021 and psychologically, they would like to take that as an advantage before going into the game.
DC, in the last 3 IPL seasons, have maintained a consistent run of entering IPL playoffs for 3 times in a row while CSK, after a disappointing 2020 campaign made a terrific comeback this season by entering 2021 playoffs. CSK have heavily relied on the opening pair of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis for a good season. Bowlers like Shardul Thakur and Bravo have also given consistent performances with the ball for Chennai.
Let us have a look at some of the numbers and stats from DC vs CSK game:
Highest runs for Delhi Capitals vs CSK in IPL - Shikhar Dhawan (426 runs)
Most wickets for Delhi Capitals vs CSK in IPL - Amit Mishra (9 wickets)
Highest runs for CSK vs Delhi Capitals in IPL - MS Dhoni (565 runs)
Most wickets for CSK[Among Current Players] vs Delhi Capitals in IPL - Dwayne Bravo (16 wickets)
1 - Ambati Rayudu need 1 more six to complete 200 sixes in T20 Cricket and also 150 sixes in IPL.
2 - Dwayne Bravo needs 2 more wickets to surpass Amit Mishra and become 2nd highest wicket-taker in IPL history.
3 - DC have defeated CSK in 3 out of their 4 meetings at UAE. Only time CSK ended up defeating DC in UAE was during 2014 while in rest of the meetings in 2020 & 2021, DC had better of CSK.
6 - Deepak Chahar has dismissed Prithvi Shaw 6 times out of 8 innings they played against each other in IPL.
Prithvi Shaw vs Deepak Chahar in IPL:
Inns : 8
Runs : 62
Bat avg : 10.33
Bat S.R : 110.71
Outs : 6
9 - DC have played 9 playoff matches in the IPL history so far and they have managed to win only 2 games so far. Both victories have come against SRH only. DC against other teams they haven't won a single Playoff match in IPL so far.
150 - Dwayne Bravo will be playing 150th match in IPL.
Players who played most matches in IPL among overseas players:
AB de Villiers - 183
Kieron Pollard - 178
David Warner - 150
Dwayne Bravo - 149 [ Will be playing his 150th match today likely]