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Delhi Capitals Start The New Season Of IPL With A Blast

Delhi Capitals have started the new season of IPL with a brilliant performance against Chennai Super Kings. Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan have been phenomenal with the bat and their partnership has completely taken Chennai Super Kings out of the contest.

Chennai Super Kings have not done much wrong in the first innings. They have lost two early wickets of Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad. However, Moeen Ali and Suresh Raina’s partnership has kept them in the game. Suresh Raina has not played competitive cricket for a while. However, he has batted fluently against the spinners of Delhi Capitals. Moeen and Raina have never allowed the spinners of Delhi to make an impact in this game. After the dismissal of Moeen Ali, Rayudu has been able to make a good partnership with Raina in the middle.

Avesh Khan has been the pick of the bowler for Delhi Capitals in this match. Avesh Khan has got the nod ahead of two experienced Indian fast bowlers Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma. It has been quite an interesting choice by the team management of Delhi Capitals and it has paid off quite nicely.

 

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has come to bat at a crucial juncture of the match. However, he has failed to deliver for his side this time. Ravindra Jadeja and Sam Curran’s partnership at the end has been crucial for Chennai Super Kings to set a target close to 190.

Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan have set the tone of the run chase in the power play. They have targeted almost every bowler of Chennai Super Kings in this match. As a result of this, Chennai bowlers have lost their rhythm completely. There has never been a pressure of run rate in the chase and credits should go to these two batsmen.

 

Shaw has been dropped from Indian Cricket Team recently and he has gone back to domestic cricket. It has been seeming that Prithvi Shaw is replicating his form of Vijay Hazare Trophy in the IPL. The batting approach of both sides has made the difference between them in this game. The brand of cricket which Chennai Super Kings have played is quite outdated now. They should have gone with a target of 200 plus score in a brilliant batting wicket while batting first. They have almost been 20 runs short in this game. Chennai Super Kings have come into this game with a huge batting depth. They have not been able to utilize it completely in this match.

Chennai Super Kings have not played with any express fast bowlers in this match which might have eased the job of the openers of Delhi Capitals. The team management will certainly have to think about these issues from the next game. On the other hand, Delhi Capitals have to think a bit about their team combination when Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje will come into contention after completing their respective quarantine period. 

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