Chennai Tremendous Kings gained the toss in opposition to Delhi Capitals on Sunday within the first qualifier of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 in Dubai. They opted to bowl first in opposition to Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals. Then again, to everybody’s wonder, CSK did not come with Suresh Raina within the line-up as they determined to hold on with an unchanged taking part in XI.
Raina, who has been suffering with deficient shape within the UAE leg, closing performed in opposition to Rajasthan Royals and scored simply 3 runs off 5 deliveries. Since then, he has been benched and that is the 3rd sport in a row that he overlooked out. Curiously, that is the primary time CSK is competing within the playoffs with out Raina, regardless of his presence within the squad.
The rationale in the back of Raina’s non-selection is but unknown however Chennai fanatics have for sure misplaced their calm which is beautiful glaring on social media. The Twitterati aren’t happy to understand that CSK aren’t taking part in their all-time top-scorer within the knockout phases, in these days’s all-important conflict.
Listed below are the reactions:
In the meantime, Dhoni, who changed into the second one oldest captain in IPL playoffs after Rahul Dravid in 2013, mentioned, “No matter video games now we have performed thus far, the fellows felt there used to be a little bit of lend a hand for the seamers to start with, it is a difficult wicket, however it might recover in a while. We attempt to stay it easy, regardless of any sport. We analyse our shortcomings and it has helped us. We are taking part in the similar 11.”
Delhi Capitals then again have made a metamorphosis to their line-up. All-rounder Ripal Patel has been changed through English pacer Tom Curran.
“We’re wonderful with the toss, however we would have bowled first. Relatively apprehensive, however it is section and parcel of the sport. One trade for us – Ripal Patel is going out, Tom Curran is available in. While you win video games, the boldness stage is top, however we’re going to no longer take the fit evenly,” mentioned DC captain Pant on the toss.
Listed below are the taking part in XIs:
Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Shreyas Iyer, Shimron Hetmyer, Tom Curran, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje.
Chennai Tremendous Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood.