Dubai: The qualifier-1 of IPL-14 will be between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Delhi Capitals (DC) teams in Dubai on Sunday. On the one hand, Chennai, full of experienced players, will make every competent of their ability to win against the Delhi youth. The match will be played at Dubai international stadium from 7.30 pm Indian time. Whoever wins qualifier-1 will reach the final directly. While the team that loses will get another chance to reach the final. They will have to clash in Qualifier-2 against the winning team of the eliminator match. And the team that will win in Qualifier 2 will take on the winner of Qualifier 1 in the final.
Chennai's performance was very incompetent last year but this time Chennai have shown their exact form and were the first team to make it to the playoffs. Chennai has made 11 of the 12 IPL seasons in the playoffs. However, it will be a little difficult for their captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni as they lost each of the last three matches in a row. But both their openers are in superb form which will give Chennai a lot of benefits.
The same DC team is sitting at the top of the point table with 20 points. The tournament was called off midway due to corona, despite which Delhi continued their impressive performance. However, Delhi has also lost their last match. Royal Challengers Bengaluru's S Bharat hit a six off the last ball to give Bengaluru a stunning victory in the last match against Delhi. This did not affect the position of DC in the points table, but their confidence must have wavered.
DC Probable Playing XI: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Akshar Patel/Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Akshar Patel, R Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrique Nortje, Avesh Khan.
CSK Probable Playing XI: Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood.