Date: October 4, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
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Preview: Table-toppers Chennai take on second-toppers Delhi on Monday in the second game between the two sides in the ongoing league. Notably, in the first game between the two teams in the Indian T20 League 2021, Delhi had defeated Chennai by 7 wickets. Talking about their recent performances, Delhi are coming on the back of a win over Mumbai, while Chennai suffered their first loss of the UAE leg after winning four matches on the trot post the tournament resumption.
The game on Monday would be vital for the two teams not only for the two points they both would be fighting for, but also for the confidence that it would give to the winning team as these two sides are much likely to face each other in the Qualifier 1 of Indian T20 League 2021.
Analysis: The centurion from the last game, Ruturaj Gaikwad, is not only a must-pick, but also a good choice for captain. Meanwhile, Faf du Plessis who is in decent form can also be picked for the vice-captain or captain's spot. In the all-round department, Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja and Moeen Ali are going to be the key players. While Axar was brilliant with the ball in the side's last game, Jadeja was spectacular with the bat in Chennai's last game. Avesh Khan and Shreyas Iyer will also be the key players for Delhi side.
Probable Playing XI
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood
Dafa Bet Prediction of the Game:
Head-to-head record: In the 24 meetings between the two sides in Indian T20 League, Chennai have dominated the fixture with 15 wins to their name. In the previous three contests between the sides, two of which took place in UAE itself, Delhi have emerged as the winner.
Players' form: If one takes the ongoing form of players, Delhi look a weaker side despite winning their previous game, while Chennai lost their recent game to Rajasthan mainly because of an exceptional counterattack from the opponent batters in the second innings.
Hence, it is going to be a neck-and-neck fight between the two sides. However, if one still has to predict a winner it could be Chennai, courtesy the experience, and a better form they are having this season.
Wicketkeepers: Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni
Batters: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Steve Smith
All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Axar Patel
Bowlers: Shardul Thakur, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan
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