On Sunday night, table-toppers Delhi Capitals will go up against 3-time winners Chennai Super Kings for Qualifier 1 of IPL ’21 in Dubai. At 2.75, the Capitals have become the joint-favourites among the bookies along with CSK to clinch the title next week.
Delhi Capitals Betting Tips
Neo.bet Cricket Betting Odds: 1.88
From the outset, Delhi Capitals have been a very consistent side in this IPL and grabbed top-spot in the league-standings with 10 wins from 14 games. They have shown solid form in the UAE winning 4 of their 6 matches.
Shikhar Dhawan has been in steady form at the top of the Capitals’ batting-card while his opening-partner Prithvi Shaw played a good knock in the last game. Shreyas Iyer will probably come in at no.3 followed by Rishabh Pant but they have shifted the order a lot. Marcus Stoinis may get the nod ahead of Ripal Patel as the Capitals have an opening for another overseas player.
The Delhi Capitals bowling-unit has done remarkable job this season and they will be looking for a big performance after a lacklustre display in the last match. Avesh Khan, Kagiso Rabada and Axar Patel have bagged more than 10 wickets each while Anrich Nortje has also collected 9 dismissals in 6 matches since joining the team in the UAE.
Chennai Super Kings Betting Tips
Neo.bet Cricket Betting Odds: 1.88
Despite being in top-spot for large portions of the league-stage, Chennai Super Kings lost ground towards the end. CSK heads into this massive clash with 3 straight defeats after starting the UAE leg with 4 victories in a row.
The dazzling form of the two opening batsmen has been a large part of CSK’s success this season. Both Faf du Plessis and Rituraj Gaikwad are among the top-5 scorers of IPL ’21 with more than 500 runs each. But contributions from the middle-order have become sporadic and it is costing them heavily of late even though they have a pretty capable tail to the batting line-up.
CSK has a very balanced bowling-unit which has performed reasonably well this season. Deepak Chahar has picked up 13 dismissals while Shardul Thakur has been the pick of the bowlers in the 2nd leg of the competition to become the leading wicket-taker with 18 to his name. Dwayne Bravo has been quite effective in the UAE as well with 9 wickets in 4
IPL ‘21 Cricket Betting Tips
Most Sixes: Chennai Super Kings
CSK has a powerful batting line-up which has scored 100 maximums in this IPL. The Capitals have the more in-form batting-card but they have struck just over half that amount of sixes with just 54 in their 14 matches.
Event Accumulator Outcome: All 4 Opening Batsmen to Score 10+ Runs
Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan will be the opening-pair for the Capitals while Rituraj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis will open the innings for CSK. All 4 batters are among the top-10 batsmen in IPL ’21 with over 400 runs each.
Shikhar Dhawan Total Runs
Shikhar Dhawan is the leading-scorer for Delhi Capitals and 3rd overall with 544 runs from 14 matches. Despite the tough conditions, the experienced southpaw opener has scored over 20 runs in 4 of his 6 outings in the UAE.
Extra Betting Tips
Top Chennai Super Kings Bowler: Shardul Thakur
Top Batsman in Match: Shikhar Dhawan
In other circumstances, with their past success Chennai Super Kings would be the natural favourite in this clash but their dismal run of 3 consecutive defeats has cast a huge shadow on its chances. On the other hand, Delhi Capitals have not lost successive matches at all this season.
Moreover, DC seems to have the better all-round team with regards to ability and current form especially in the bowling department. CSK has quite a few underperforming players particularly in the middle-order which can be a big hazard against a high-quality team.
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