Qualifier 2 Preview: Can Delhi Defy The Odds Against Chennai?

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After a round of 58 matches, the biggest Indian Cricket Fest is about to conclude and we’ll be having the sole Winner with us in a few days. The prelude to this, however, is a very dramatic one. Yes, we are talking about the 2nd Qualifier between the Chennai Super Kings and the Delhi Capitals.

Chennai, who have been regular customers of the playoffs will be facing a new to the music Delhi at Vizag today. Let us take a look at their head to head clashes:

Head-To-Head

Total 20
Chennai Super Kings Won 14
Delhi Capitals Won 6

 

In this season, Chennai have already thrashed DC twice, one of the two being their dismissal for just 99. Let’s take a look at the crucial eye-catching scenarios:

Another ‘Shaw’ Stopping Knock on The Cards?

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Delhi Capitals opener Prithvi Shaw struck form at just the right moment in the eliminator against SRH as Delhi managed to pull off a last over victory. The 19-year-old would need to give an ample amount of support to the experienced campaigner Shikhar Dhawan who’s been a match winner in crucial stages of the games.

High Time To Play Like a ‘Champion’

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Dwayne Bravo has always been a major contributor in CSK’s success throughout IPL but this time around he has struggled big time. After an injury, he hasn’t really backed his bowling with the bat. A pinch hitter like him needs to strike form if CSK want to repeat their ‘been there done that’ scenario.

Can the Youth Handle Pressure?

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Being led by a young skipper in Shreyas Iyer, it’d be interesting to see how Delhi manage to deal with the jitters of being in a playoff battle, that too against 3-time champions Chennai Super Kings. CSK have a cool head & the Dad’s army won’t panic one bit because this is no new game for them. However, DC will need to get some backing up from the experience of advisor Saurav Ganguly & Coach Ricky Ponting.

‘Pantastic’ Pant or Magician Mahi?

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It’s going to be a battle of these two Indian wicket-keeper batsmen who started the IPL with an announcement of going head-on against each other. While MS has single-handedly pushed CSK through to the league stages, Pant has played few match-winning knocks too and is in brilliant touch. The only thing he needs to learn is that he doesn’t have to throw his wicket away the way he usually does.

The Whistle Podu is out against the side who can ‘Capitalize’ the opportunity & face Mumbai Indians in the finals. May the best team win!

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