After the conclusion of exciting action in league stages, the Indian T20 League is finally set for the first match of playoffs to be played between top 2 teams – Delhi and Chennai. There is a place in final up for grabs and it will be very intriguing to see who comes out on top in this high-voltage contest. With very little to choose between the two sides, let us have a look at few factors which could decide who could have an edge in this all-important clash:
Head to Head: In the 25 meetings between the two sides, Chennai have the better record with 15 wins to their name. However, it’s Delhi who have dominated the fixture this season having won both the matches in league stages.
Recent Performance: Chennai seemed to have lost their way in the final stages of league phase as they come to this contest on the back of hattrick of losses. Although Delhi might have lost their last match against Bangalore, they have been overall quite impressive in the tournament so far. Rishabh Pant’s side have looked formidable in all departments giving them a slight advantage over Chennai.
Form of players: Delhi have quite a lot of players in form with Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan back among the runs. Anrich Nortje has looked in scintillating touch with the new ball and could prove to be the difference between two sides. On the other hand, Chennai have been heavily dependent on Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad which puts them slightly in a position of bother.
Considering the above mentioned factors, Delhi seem to be having an edge for this playoff match.