IPL 2021: MS Dhoni and Rishabh Pant will be crucial when DC and CSK clash in Qualifier 1 in Dubai today.© BCCI/IPL
Table toppers Delhi Capitals (DC) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will clash for a place in the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. Both the teams performed well this season to finish the top two spots in the IPL points table. While CSK have won the title thrice in the past, DC will be itching to lay their hands on their maiden IPL trophy. However, an in-form DC side will have to work their way up against a seasoned CSK brigade who have a lot of experience while playing in IPL knockout fixtures and qualifiers.
Looking at their face-to-face record, CSK led the race with 15 wins against DC’s 10 in the 25 matches played between the two teams.
However, the tables have changed a lot in the recent season of IPL. In the last five matches played between the two sides, DC lead four games to one.
At the Dubai International Stadium, DC are 2-0 up in the face-off as CSK will aim to close that gap after today’s clash.
DC emerged victorious on both the occasions in IPL 2021. They won the first match by seven wickets and recently went on to win the last ball by three wickets.
Both the teams have excellent all-rounder bowling attack and balanced batting line-up and hence the decision making ability of Rishabh Pant and MS Dhoni can come down in critical situations.
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