CSK vs DC in IPL 2021: Bad start for MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings

CSK vs DC in IPL 2021: Bad start for MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2021- CSK had a terrible start to the opening match in IPL 2021. They lost the opening match by 7 wickets against Delhi Capitals. while MS Dhoni’s team failed to get a good start, MS Dhoni’s finishing skills came under the scanner. Adding to their woes, CSK bowlers failed to pick wickets as Shikar Dhawan (85) and Prithvi Shaw (72) scored 138 runs for the opening wicket- the second highest in the cash-rich league. Earlier, CSK had scored 188 runs in their stipulated 20 overs.

Check complete scorecard: Dhawan, Shaw score big as Delhi Capitals maul Dhoni’s CSK by 7 wickets


Opening conundrum continues

In the match, they lost their opening pair Ruturaj Gaikwad cheaply while Faf du Plessis departed for a duck. The MS Dhoni-side was crumbling for 7/2 after 2.1 overs. They managed just 33 runs in their powerplay overs, thanks to Suresh Raina and Moeen Ali. CSK had struggled with their opening combination in the previous edition of IPL. In absence of retired Shane Watson, Ruturaj Gaikwad opened for CSK in the opening match. He had impressed in the last season but could not repeat it against Delhi Capitals on Saturday. Meanwhile, Faf du Plessis, who was their top scorer in the last edition of IPL, got out lbw to Avesh Khan.

In order to fill the absence of Watson, Robin Uthappa was roped in the squad. He was transferred from Rajasthan Royals to CSK. But, he did not feature in the playing XI of the opening contest.

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Last year, CSK had ended 7th in the points table. As per experts, they are likely to continue their struggle in the IPL 2021.

In the opening match, Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant won the toss and opted to field first against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the second game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede Stadium.

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