The spinners of Chennai Super Kings made a majestic performance to hand a victory by 7 wickets against Royal Challengers Bangalore and made a good start in the IPL campaign. The experienced spinners of the team, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, and Imran Tahir shared 8 wickets among them to contribute a win for the team in the series opener.
Delhi Capitals succeeded to start their journey of IPL with a win against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium by 37 runs by the cameo of Rishabh Pant. Pant slammed 78 runs off 27 balls to guide the team towards the most needed win.
Chennai Super Kings bagged the title in the 2018 season and Delhi Capitals finished their voyage in the last place. From 18 head to head fights, Chennai Super Kings won 12 games and Delhi franchise won 6 games in the history of IPL.
Let us look at the probable squads from both the teams and key players to watch out for at today’s play.
Chennai Super Kings
MS Dhoni(captain), Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Shardul Thakur/ Deepak Chahar, and Dwayne Bravo/Faf Du Plessis.
Shreyas Iyer(captain), Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Colin Ingram, Shikhar Dhawan, Trent Boult/Sandeep Lamicchane, Akshar Patel/Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Rahul Tewatia, Hanuma Vihari/Colin Munro, and Kagiso Rabada.
Key Players to watch out for
Rishabh Pant stood as strong support for the team by slamming 78 off 27 balls in the game against Mumbai Indians with 7 fours and 7 sixes. He is a consistent wicketkeeper for the team as well. He would be the best choice for No.4 player for team India in the upcoming world cup if he keeps on his consistent performance in this IPL series. He amassed 70 runs from boundaries and sixes in his previous game. If the Indian team needs a consistent wicketkeeper as a substitute to MS Dhoni, Rishabh Pant will get the first call up from the selectors.
Shane Watson stood as the player of the series in the PSL 2019 recently but was out for a duck after 10 deliveries. He is expected to do his best with his expertise to guide the team towards the win. Being one of the best players of the team since the inaugural season of IPL, he is one of the most anticipated star performers in the tournament.