Chennai Super Kings are all set to lock horns with last year finalists Delhi Capitals in their opening encounter of the 14th edition of the IPL. Having had the worst IPL season in the franchise’s history, MS Dhoni-led men look to gain back their pride from the very first game. Heading into the first game former Indian Cricketer, Virendra Sehwag appreciates the batting depth chosen by CSK in the season opener.
Chennai Super Kings have done the unlikely and are going in with 4 all-rounders, excluding Shardul Thakur. These 4 all-rounders include Ravindra Jadeja, DJ Bravo, Sam Curran and Moeen Ali. CSK has chosen a lineup that prompts them to be on the offensive since the first ball with Bravo coming in at 9 and Shardul Thakur at no.10. Hence, this fact is rightly acknowledged by Virendra Sehwag.
Virendra Sehwag warns DC about CSK’s batting depth
Both teams experienced contrasting fortunes in 2020. CSK finished at 7, while DC had the chance to clinch their maiden IPL title. Talking about the head-to-head battle between these two spoken about sides CSK have the upper hand 15-6 over DC.
With all eyes on MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina returning to play any form of cricket, Delhi Capitals enters the 2021 season with a new captain, Rishabh Pant. The young and energetic side of Delhi Capitals would be looking to replicate their previous season’s excellence. While Dhoni-led men will look to regain their lost reputation.
That being the case, let's see how the action pans out as Delhi Capitals have opted to bowl first. Will CSK justify their strong batting line-up? Or will DC get a hold of their upward trajectory from the very start in 2021?