The Chennai Super Kings will open their IPL 2021 campaign against the Delhi Capitals at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday night. The match will mark Rishabh Pant’s debut as captain in the IPL against his idol MS Dhoni’s team.
IPL 2021 got off to a great start, thanks to a close match between the Mumbai Indians and the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Both teams gave Chennai their all, with the Bengaluru-based franchise winning on the last ball.
Fans should expect a similar match between the Chennai Super Kings and the Delhi Capitals in Mumbai. CSK and DC both added a few new players to their squads ahead of the 2021 IPL and now have much stronger rosters.
Let’s take a look at the head-to-head statistics of Chennai and Delhi in the IPL.
Chennai Super Kings stats vs Delhi Capitals
The Chennai Super Kings lead the Delhi Capitals 15-8 in the IPL head-to-head record. Chennai and Delhi have never fought in Mumbai before.
The two franchises faced each other twice last year, with the Capitals coming out victorious twice. Prithvi Shaw won the man of the match award in the first match, while Shikhar Dhawan won it in the second meeting of his brilliant century.
Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals: numbers to know ahead of IPL 2021
MS Dhoni scored 547 points against the Delhi Capitals in the IPL – the most by any current CSK batsman. DJ Bravo has won 14 wickets in CSK vs DC IPL matches. It will be interesting to see how the two veteran players perform in their first game of the 2021 IPL.
Amit Mishra pocketed nine wickets while donning the Delhi jersey against the Chennai Super Kings. Meanwhile, Shikhar Dhawan holds the record for most runs (302) by a current DC player against Chennai.
The match between the Chennai Super Kings and the Delhi Capitals will start at 7:30 p.m. IST.