IPL 2021: MS Dhoni and Rishabh Bandh will play key roles in the DC and CSK clash in Qualifier 1 in Dubai today.© BCCI / IPL
Among the table-toppers are Delhi Capitals (DC) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) final on Sunday at the Dubai International Stadium. Holding the top two spots in the IPL points table, both teams have put up an amazing campaign this season. With CSK having won the title three times in the past, DC will be itching to get their hands on their first IPL trophy. However, there will be a task on the DC side against an experienced CSK squad while playing in IPL knockout matches and qualifiers.
Looking at their face-to-face record, CSK leads the race with 15 wins against DC 10 in 25 matches between the two teams.
However, the schedules have changed drastically in recent IPL seasons. In the last five matches between the two teams, DC has taken a four-game lead.
At the Dubai International Stadium, DC are leading 2-0 in a head-to-head match as CSK aims to close that gap after today’s clash.
In IPL 2021, DC emerged as the winner on both occasions. They won the first innings by seven wickets and recently won the last ball thriller by three wickets.
Both the teams have excellent all-round bowling attacks and consistent batting lines, so things will boil down to the decision-making skills of Rishabh Bandh and MS Dhoni in crisis situations.
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