IPL 2021 Qualifier 1, DC vs CSK: MS Dhoni’s Chennai goal to address concerns ahead of Delhi clash

Ipl 2021 Qualifier 1, Dc Vs Csk: Ms Dhoni'S Chennai Aim To Address Concerns Ahead Of Delhi Clash
Image Source: IPLT20.COM IPL 2021 Qualifier 1, DC vs CSK: MS Dhoni’s Chennai objective to resolve concerns ahead of Delhi clash Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) stuttered towards completion of their IPL 2021 league phase campaign with three succeeding losses. CSK conceded beats to Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals, and Punjab Kings in their last three games and will be intending to restore momentum when they handle the Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals (DC) in Qualifier 1 on Sunday.

The Super Kings were the first string to protect a playoff berth after an exceptional start to the UAE leg of the season, winning their first four video games. After protecting certification, the Super Kings attempted various combinations in their batting order as well as the bowling lineup however the experiments didn’t reap rewards, as the side fell to the second position in the final standings with 3 losses on the trot.

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Ahead of their critical Qualifier 1 game against a side that beat them on both celebrations this season, MS Dhoni and co. will be well careful of the issues which ailed the side towards the end of the league phase. As CSK satisfy DC for a location in the last, let’s take an appearance at some of CSK’s major issues:

Batting order

India Tv - Raina

Image Source: IPLT20.COM Suresh Raina has actually fought with form throughout IPL 2021. Ahead of their game against RR, the Chennai Super Kings promoted Suresh Raina at number 3 and rested the likes of Dwayne Bravo and Deepak Chahar. Raina has had a forgettable IPL 2021 up until now, as he averages just 17.77 this season so far, having actually scored only 160 runs in 12 matches. In the UAE leg, his numbers are even worse as the batsman stopped working to cross double-figure mark in 3 matches.

Raina could just score 3 off 5 shipments at number three. He was later on replaced by Robin Uthappa owing to a knee injury in the staying two video games.

Ahead of the match versus DC, the CSK might find it sensible in reverting Moeen Ali at number 3 in the batting order. The English all-rounder has been outstanding for the side in this season, having actually scored 304 runs at a decent strike rate of 133.33. In the UAE leg, he played convenient knocks at no. 3 in the first three games (23 versus RCB, 32 versus KKR, and 17 versus SRH).

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Jadeja above Dhoni?

In CSK’s last two video games versus Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings, MS Dhoni promoted himself in the batting order. Against DC, Dhoni struggled to get momentum as he scored 18 off 27 shipments, while in the game versus Punjab Kings, he was dismissed by a googly from Ravi Bishnoi as his strike rate remained below 100. (12 off 15 deliveries)

Ravindra Jadeja, meanwhile, has actually played remarkable cameos for the CSK in the lower-middle order, upping the ante on a variety of occasions to provide the side with a strong finish. Batting at 6/7 in the order, Jadeja has scored 70 runs in 4 innings in the UAE leg (unbeaten in 3 of them) at a dazzling strike rate of 166.66.

On form, Jadeja might be promoted above the CSK captain in the batting order, particularly against a strong Delhi Capitals bowling attack which has been in brilliant form in the 2nd stage of the competition.

Bowling concerns

India Tv - Moeen Ali

Image Source: IPLT20.COM Moeen can play an essential role with the ball for CSK against DC. The CSK bowling lineup showed expensive in the side’s last game against PBKS. The Punjab Kings chased after down the 139-run target in merely 13 overs, posing questions over the bowlers’ type. Deepak Chahar returned with figures of 1/48 in four overs while Dwayne Bravo, who is set to take the all-rounder duty in absence of Sam Curran, conceded 32 runs in merely two overs.

The Chennai Super Kings have actually been considerably reliant on their pace battery over the past couple of seasons. In the video game versus the Delhi Capitals, however, Moeen Ali could likewise play an essential role for the side. With the existence of multiple left-handers in their lineup (Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, and Rishabh Pant), Moeen’s off-spin might play a crucial part for CSK.

Released at Sat, 09 Oct 2021 23:30:01 -0500