It’s Roars vs Whistles as the Capitals Prepare to Take On the Super Kings

As I started to type out this preview, I noticed that my nails had indeed suffered the consequences of our opening encounter. I guess that’s the case for most DC fans right now as we are all still in the awe of that all-round Stoin Show and the brilliance of Rabada in the thrilling Northern Derby. With a win in the bag, a confident Delhi Capitals unit has a challenging task ahead as they face the Chennai Super Kings tomorrow at the same venue, Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

 

DC’s Young Guns Face the Experienced Men in Yellow

The two teams are led by the youngest and oldest captains in the Dream 11 IPL, and there is a lot to look forward to in this clash.  The Super Kings are coming off a loss against the Royals and will look to make amends, while Iyer and Co. will want to keep the momentum going early in the tournament with consecutive wins under his belt.

The opening match saw the skipper himself play a defining knock in a crucial partnership with Pant before Stoinis went berserk in the death overs. However, there is a lot Ponting and Iyer would have talked about with the squad ahead of tomorrow, and they will want the top-order to forget the mishaps of the previous game and focus on giving the team a positive start tomorrow. If the top-order fires, it makes our firepower at the back end even more potent.

 

Stat Attack

The conditions in the UAE have largely been batting friendly with a hint of seam at the beginning, and dew taking over later. Southpaw Shikhar Dhawan was run out in a horrible mix up last time around, but he will want to set things right tomorrow night with a trademark Gabbar innings. He’s got an impressive record against Chennai too, with 641 runs and 6 fifties at 35.61. If he gets to a fifty-plus score, he will equal Suresh Raina’s record of 38 IPL fifties, the second-most in the history of the league. Another record awaits Shikhar, as he is just 4 sixes away from reaching 100 sixes in the tournament.

Rishabh Pant is not far away from the same milestone either, as he needs 6 maximums to reach a century. We’re in for some entertainment if the southpaws complete these milestones against CSK!

Prithvi Shaw finds himself just 23 runs away from 1000 T20 runs. Fans would love to see him get those and more.

With R Ashwin’s match-fitness still in doubt, Amit Mishra could take his place in the side. The stalwart is only 3 wickets away from becoming the first bowler to pick up 100 wickets for the Delhi franchise. Amit Mishra has 13 wickets against the Super Kings so far, and he’ll want to add to that tally.


Twitter Chatter

 


Indeed 🤜🏻🤛🏻

 


Well, we certainly hope so 🤞🏻

 


Might have to wait for the second leg for that battle 🔥

 

Key Battles

Shreyas Iyer vs CSK Spinners

Shreyas Iyer, who has been in his superb hitting form with some clean strikes in the ‘V’ will relish this battle against the Super Kings spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Piyush Chawla. If he can get a hold on them, it will go a long way in helping us keep the upper hand against CSK.

Kagiso Rabada vs MS Dhoni


It’s a mouth-watering battle - Arguably the best death bowler in the IPL presently against one of the best finishers the game has seen. This battle will be of paramount importance in the context of the game and the outcome could very well decide which way the match goes.


DC fans, put on the blue and get ready to ROAR louder than the whistles. Our boys will need your love and support to make it two in two!

It’s Roars vs Whistles as the Capitals Prepare to Take On the Super Kings

As I started to type out this preview, I noticed that my nails had indeed suffered the consequences of our opening encounter. I guess that’s the case for most DC fans right now as we are all still in the awe of that all-round Stoin Show and the brilliance of Rabada in the thrilling Northern Derby. With a win in the bag, a confident Delhi Capitals unit has a challenging task ahead as they face the Chennai Super Kings tomorrow at the same venue, Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

 

DC’s Young Guns Face the Experienced Men in Yellow

The two teams are led by the youngest and oldest captains in the Dream 11 IPL, and there is a lot to look forward to in this clash.  The Super Kings are coming off a loss against the Royals and will look to make amends, while Iyer and Co. will want to keep the momentum going early in the tournament with consecutive wins under his belt.

The opening match saw the skipper himself play a defining knock in a crucial partnership with Pant before Stoinis went berserk in the death overs. However, there is a lot Ponting and Iyer would have talked about with the squad ahead of tomorrow, and they will want the top-order to forget the mishaps of the previous game and focus on giving the team a positive start tomorrow. If the top-order fires, it makes our firepower at the back end even more potent.

 

Stat Attack

The conditions in the UAE have largely been batting friendly with a hint of seam at the beginning, and dew taking over later. Southpaw Shikhar Dhawan was run out in a horrible mix up last time around, but he will want to set things right tomorrow night with a trademark Gabbar innings. He’s got an impressive record against Chennai too, with 641 runs and 6 fifties at 35.61. If he gets to a fifty-plus score, he will equal Suresh Raina’s record of 38 IPL fifties, the second-most in the history of the league. Another record awaits Shikhar, as he is just 4 sixes away from reaching 100 sixes in the tournament.

Rishabh Pant is not far away from the same milestone either, as he needs 6 maximums to reach a century. We’re in for some entertainment if the southpaws complete these milestones against CSK!

Prithvi Shaw finds himself just 23 runs away from 1000 T20 runs. Fans would love to see him get those and more.

With R Ashwin’s match-fitness still in doubt, Amit Mishra could take his place in the side. The stalwart is only 3 wickets away from becoming the first bowler to pick up 100 wickets for the Delhi franchise. Amit Mishra has 13 wickets against the Super Kings so far, and he’ll want to add to that tally.


Twitter Chatter

 


Indeed 🤜🏻🤛🏻

 


Well, we certainly hope so 🤞🏻

 


Might have to wait for the second leg for that battle 🔥

 

Key Battles

Shreyas Iyer vs CSK Spinners

Shreyas Iyer, who has been in his superb hitting form with some clean strikes in the ‘V’ will relish this battle against the Super Kings spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Piyush Chawla. If he can get a hold on them, it will go a long way in helping us keep the upper hand against CSK.

Kagiso Rabada vs MS Dhoni


It’s a mouth-watering battle - Arguably the best death bowler in the IPL presently against one of the best finishers the game has seen. This battle will be of paramount importance in the context of the game and the outcome could very well decide which way the match goes.


DC fans, put on the blue and get ready to ROAR louder than the whistles. Our boys will need your love and support to make it two in two!

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