Battle of CSK openers vs DC Pace battery


DC vs CSK LIVE in Qualifier 1: Battle for IPL 2021 finals spot, battle between CSK openers Du Plessis, Gaikwad vs DC Pace battery: Check why?
DC vs CSK LIVE in Qualifier 1: Battle for IPL 2021 finals spot, battle between CSK openers Du Plessis, Gaikwad vs DC Pace battery: Check why?

DC vs CSK LIVE in Qualifier 1 – IPL 2021: After a disappointing season in IPL 2020, Chennai Super Kings bounced back strong in IPL 2021 thanks to their in-form opening batsmen Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis. The duo ensured that CSK get a solid start almost every time they came out to open the innings for three-time champions. It was their openers’ consistency that helped CSK finish in the top 2 but the job is not done yet as CSK will face table-toppers who has the most potent pace battery in IPL 2021 comprising Avesh Khan, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje – Follow DC vs CSK LIVE Updates on InsideSport.co

CSK Opening Pair vs DC Pace Battery – Why?

  • Most Succesful Opening Pair: Both Du Plessis & Gaikwad have scored almost 50% of total runs scored by CSK this season & without any doubt are the most succesful opening pair of the tournament
  • Most Succesful Pace Battery: Same is the case of Delhi Capitals pace battery of  Avesh Khan, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje. These 3 put together have 44 wickets this season out of total 80 by DC in the entire event.

This makes DC vs CSK Clash a mega-clash between Most Succesful opeing pair of the tournament vs Most Succesful Pace Bowling Attack – whoever wins this clash is likely to win the Qualifier 1.

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DC vs CSK LIVE in Qualifier 1: Battle for IPL 2021 finals spot, battle between CSK openers Du Plessis, Gaikwad vs DC Pace battery: Check why?

Why Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis are important for CSK? In the ongoing season, the duo of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis have scored the most runs for the Chennai Super Kings and have 70+ opening stands in three consecutive games. This is only their second season batting together and the pair have already become CSK’s most successful pairs. Last year, Ruturaj started opening the batting for CSK when Shane Watson was out of touch and CSK decided to try out youngsters. Gaikwad has also scored a century in IPL 2021. 

DC vs CSK LIVE in Qualifier 1: Battle for IPL 2021 finals spot, battle between CSK openers Du Plessis, Gaikwad vs DC Pace battery: Check why?

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CSK Openers in IPL 2021 

  1. Ruturaj Gaikwad – 546
  2. Faf du Plessis – 533

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Another factor that makes CSK’s opening pair even more important is the form of their middle-order batsmen. CSK’s middle order comprising Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, and MS Dhoni hasn’t fired in a single game in the ongoing season. If DC could break into CSK’s middle order then they will dominate the 1st qualifier while if Ruturaj and Faf got off to a great start then CSK will have the upper hand. 

DC vs CSK LIVE in Qualifier 1: Battle for IPL 2021 finals spot, battle between CSK openers Du Plessis, Gaikwad vs DC Pace battery: Check why?

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  • CSK’s total runs in IPL 2021 – 2368
  • Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad’s runs in IPL 2021 – 1079
  • CSK openers scored 46 % runs 

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Why Avesh Khan, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje are important for DC? 

Avesh Khan’s confidence must have dented as RCB’s KS Bharat smashed him for a last-ball six to win the game. However, he will back himself to perform against CSK as he is the 2nd highest wicket-taker in IPL 2021. Avesh has 22 wickets in 14 games at an outstanding economy of 7.18. Avesh has got the ideal support of South African pacers Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada. As they say, fast bowlers hunt in packs. DC’s strategy was to attack with Avesh and Anrich up front and take wickets while Rabada was used in the middle overs to stop the run flow. 

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DC’s pacers in IPL 2021

  1. Avesh Khan – 22 Wickets
  2. Kagiso Rabada – 13 Wickets
  3. Anrich Nortje – 9 Wickets

 

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Avesh Khan has been the find of the season for DC. He has managed to take wickets upfront and stop the runs in death overs while Anrich has picked 9 wickets in 6 games as he missed the first few matches of IPL as he was tested positive for Covid-19. On the other hand, Rabada has picked 13 wickets in 13 games. The success of these three will pretty much decide the course of the 1st qualifier against CSK. 

  • DC’s Total wickets in IPL 2021 – 80
  • Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje and Avesh Khan wickets in IPL 2021 – 44   
  • DC’s pace trio took 55% wicket for their side. 

DC vs CSK LIVE in Qualifier 1: Battle for IPL 2021 finals spot, battle between CSK openers Du Plessis, Gaikwad vs DC Pace battery: Check why?





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