Dubai: Praise and most believe that MS Dhoni’s vast experience can make all the difference in Delhi Capitals’ high-pressure game on Sunday. Chennai Super Kings will take on Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 1 for a place in the finals. Also Read – IPL 2021 Playoff Schedule: DC Lock Horns With CSK In Qualifier 1; RCB face KKR in Eliminator
The 40-year-old was spotted in the CSK nets where he stood guard and took it with utmost care. He enters the nets and then calls for a middle-and-leg guard and marks it by scratching the pitch with his spikes. He looked concentrated and that would be what the fans were hoping for. Also Read – IPL 2021: Akash Ambani’s Heartfelt Speech To Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians After They Fail To Make The Playoffs
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Chennai have been doing well so far and they have more experience at this stage and that could help. At this level, they have been there 11 times out of 12, although losing three matches on the bounce does not entertain their almighty captain, MS Dhoni.
Dhoni has a simple cricketing philosophy – relying on tried-and-tested individuals who are battle-hardened and thus has always looked to the likes of Ravindra Jadeja, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo and Faf du Plessis.
Dhoni has been in poor form with the bat, scoring only 96 runs in 14 matches. Same is the case with IPL legend like Raina (160 from 12 matches), who is a shadow of his once destructive self, he still has Gaikwad (533 runs) and du Plessis (546), who has more times. No, provided a solid start and the dangerous Jadeja (227 runs) provided the final flourish.
Capitals, on the other hand, were the best team in the league and their 20-point finish at the group stage was a sign of their consistent performance, which did not diminish due to the forced break of COVID-19.