Delhi Capitals are on the back of a super-over win against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday. The team with a bunch of youngsters go against the veteran and experienced campaigners, Chennai Super Kings on Friday. At Dubai International Stadium, Delhi Capitals will look to sustain the momentum that they have obtained in the first match of the campaign. CSK will hope to garner the victory but Delhi Capitals will look to make things miserable for Chennai Super Kings who will enter the game after a defeat against Rajasthan Royals.
For Delhi Capitals, despite the victory, there are plenty of things to ponder upon. The opening partnership failed to give the require opening against Kings XI Punjab. It was Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant who held the fort until Marcus Stoinis came up with an onslaught. Delhi Capitals were heading towards a small total but Marcus Stoinis scored heavily in the final two overs against Punjab.
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Aiming for back-to-back wins 👊🏻
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— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) September 25, 2020
The bowling unit was caught sleeping after they had reduced the opposition to a 96/5. Mayank Agarwal took Punjab to the finishing line but Stoinis had other plans on that day. In the super over, Kagiso Rabada restricted Punjab to two runs and helped their team to win the match.
Two contrasting sides in every aspect face each other on Friday.
Here are the top three picks for Delhi Capitals against Chennai Super Kings:
#1) Shreyas Iyer
The Mumbai batsman and the captain of the Delhi franchise shined against Chennai Super Kings with his exemplary attitude and calm headedness. The team was heading towards a batting collapse but he held the fort for Delhi and built a partnership with Rishabh Pant, saving the grace for the side. Shreyas Iyer will be one of the top three players whom Mahendra Singh Dhoni should vary off.
Against Punjab, he led his side to the victory with his cool and calm attitude. Despite the bowlers going for runs, the batsmen trusted his bowlers to get the job done. Shreyas Iyer will look to replicate the same on Friday against Chennai.
#2) Marcus Stoinis
The Australian all-rounder struggled in the initial few balls of the game and started slow. However, Punjab bowlers didn’t know what was coming. Marcus Stoinis exploded in the final two overs of the game, helping them to reach a decent total. Marcus Stoinins will be one of those three players for Delhi Capitals who can catapult any opposition on his side.
The all-rounder helped his team with a stupendous bowling performance, holding the nerves in the final over. Though Mayank Agarwal reduced the equation to one from three deliveries, he kept his calm. He sent the match to the super over. Marcus Stoinis will be a potent weapon against CSK for Shreyas Iyer.
#3) Kagiso Rabada
The South African pacer turned everyone’s attention in the last season with his fast bowling and toe-wrecking yorkers. Rabada, being one of the top three picks among the lot will look to dismantle the struggling Chennai Super Kings batting line-up on Friday.
Against Kings XI Punjab, Kagiso Rabada reduced the super over the target to just three runs after removing Pooran and KL Rahul in three deliveries. A lot of things will be expected from him by Shreyas Iyer against veteran CSK.