Chennai vs Delhi (CHE vs DEL), Match 2 Details
Match: Chennai vs Delhi, Match 2
Date: 10th April 2021
Time: 07: 30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Match Officials: Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (IND), Virender Sharma (IND) and Sundaram Ravi (IND), Referee: Manu Nayyar (IND)
Chennai vs Delhi (CHE vs DEL), Match 2 Preview
Match 2 of the "Indian T20 League, 2021" will be played between Chennai and Delhi (CHE vs DEL). The match will be played at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Delhi are playing their first game of this season. In their last 5 games, Delhi have won 2 games and lost 3. Chennai are also playing their first game of this season. In their last 5 games, Chennai have won 3 games and lost 2.
Both teams last played against each other in the Match 34 of the Indian T20 League, 2020 where Shikhar Dhawan was the Man of the Match and Delhi beat Chennai by 5 wickets. Faf du Plessis scored the highest fantasy points for Chennai with 96 match fantasy points while Shikhar Dhawan topped the fantasy points leaderboard for Delhi with 145 match fantasy points.
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The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 5 matches is 171 runs. The team batting first at this venue has won 20% of its matches. So the team winning the toss will look to bowl first here.
Pacers have been very successful at this Venue. They have earned 60% of the total bowling fantasy points at this venue. We would suggest that you pick as many pace bowlers as possible in your team.
Head to Head
In the 23 matches played between these 2 teams, Chennai have won 15 matches and Delhi have won 8 matches. Chennai All-Rounders have earned the most fantasy points for their team, while Batsmans have earned the most fantasy points for Delhi.
Top Fantasy Predictions for CHE vs DEL: Batters and Wicket-Keepers
Faf du Plessis in the last season scored 449 runs (highest run getter for CHE in 2020) in 13 matches. Since Watson has retired, du Plessis will be opening the innings for Chennai in every match and thus there is a chance that he can increase the number of runs scored.
Post Indian T20 League 2020, he played in a 3-match T20 series vs ENG in which he scored 121 runs including 2 fifties and thus he continued his good run in the T20 format.
His scores in his last 5 matches against Delhi are 58, 43, 50, 39 & 33 which accounts for an average of almost 50 fantasy points per match. Thus, it is evident that Faf du Plessis guarantees fantasy points as he is in good form and he will be facing Delhi against whom he has performed well in recent times.
He has a Fantasy Gully Rating of 9.2 which is the highest among all players for this fixture, thus making him a must-have pick.
Rishabh Pant had a very good series against ENG (he played well in all 3 formats). He will be captaining, and it will be interesting if captaincy can bring the best out of him this season.
Pant has a great record against Chennai (222 runs, avg. of 44.40 and SR of 162 in 6 matches) which accounts for an average of 45 to 50 fantasy points per match.
He always bats with a higher strike rate and thus more points are gettable in the form of fours, sixes, and strike rate bonus.
He can also give extra fantasy points in the form of stumpings/catches/runouts and thus even if he scores less runs, his wicket-keeping can adjust his fantasy points scored and in most of the matches he can end up in the Dream team.
He has a Fantasy Gully Rating of 8.9 which is the 2nd highest among all players for this fixture, thus should be the first-choice wicketkeeper to be selected.
Shikhar Dhawan has scored close to 500 runs in each of his last 5 seasons of the Indian T20 league and thus it is evident that he is a seasoned campaigner and fantasy points are guaranteed in almost every match.
Last season was his best ever as he scored 618 runs in 17 matches (avg. of 44.14 and SR of 145) and was the 2nd highest run scorer in the league. He averaged close to 50 fantasy points per match last season which is phenomenal.
He is looking in good form as in the recent ODI series vs ENG he scored 169 runs in 3 matches and will look to bring the same momentum this season.
He has a Fantasy Gully rating of 8.2 as he is a seasoned campaigner, and he had a gave a great peformance in the last season. Given that he opens the innings, he always scores big, and thus more fantasy points are gettable.
Top Fantasy Predictions for CHE vs DEL: Bowlers
Imran Tahir was the purple cap holder in the last Indian T20 league which was held in India (2019) as he took 26 wickets in that season.
With Lungi Ngidi out from the first match (serving quarantine), Tahir can come in his place as the pace duty will be handled by the likes of Thakur/Bravo/Chahar/Curran and thus Tahir will be the first-choice spinner to start for Chennai.
He has a good record against his former team Delhi against which he has played 4 matches and has taken 7 wickets with never being wicketless in a match which assures fantasy points in every match.
He has a fantasy rating of 8.2 as his average fantasy points scored in his last 10 T20 matches is 31 which is more than decent for a Spinner.
With his tricky leg-breaks and googlies, he can prove to be a wicket taking option for Chennai in the middle overs as the hard-hitting middle order of Delhi would target him and might end up falling against his spin.
Shardul Thakur had a decent season with Chennai in 2020 as he picked up 10 wickets in 9 matches.
However, post IPL 2020 he has done relatively well for India both in red ball and white ball cricket. His exploits in the GABBA Test (7 wkts and scored 69 runs in that Test) made him a better player and since then he has not looked back. In the recent IND/ENG series, Thakur took 8 wickets in 5 T20 matches (which accounted for an average of 40+ fantasy points per match) and took 7 wickets in the 3 ODI series thus has been regularly scalping wickets.
His economy might be on the higher side but his multiple wickets taking ability is what will make up for most of his fantasy points.
Moreover, watch out for his batting as well as he has become a better batsman and his small cameos of 5 or 10 balls can also fetch you 15 to 20 odd fantasy points.
Top Fantasy Predictions for CHE vs DEL: All-Rounders
Sam Curran was the highest wicket taker for Chennai last IPL season as he took 13 wickets in his 14 matches. He was also effective with the bat in odd matches as he scored 186 runs last season and thus overall, he gave an average of 40+ fantasy points per match.
Overall, in the IPL, Curran has played 4 times against Delhi and in these 4 matches he has taken 6 wickets and scored 21 runs which again accounted for an average of 45+ fantasy points per match and that is in more than par for any all-rounder.
He has a Fantasy Gully rating of 8.1 which is the highest among all-rounders for this fixture and thus can be the first-choice all-rounder to be picked.
Chris Woakes could potentially play in this fixture as Delhi will be missing the services of Rabada and Nortje and Woakes can be a good pick as he can provide runs with the bat as well along-with good bowling.
Woakes has played in only 18 IPL matches and has taken 25 wickets along-with 63 runs scored in odd matches which accounts for an average of 40+ fantasy points per match; a quite decent number for an all-rounder.
Given that this match is at Wankhede where fast bowlers do get some swing and bounce early in the innings (mostly in the powerplay overs), Woakes can be a good pick as he is a genuine swing bowler. Also, the dimensions of Wankhede are a bonus for someone like Woakes to use his bat for a good effect even if he gets to face fewer balls at the back end of the innings.
Marcus Stoinis had a great IPL 2020 both with bat and ball (352 runs scored and 13 wkts taken in 17 matches) which accounted for an average of 45+ fantasy points per match which is more than decent for any all-rounder.
Stoinis has a fantasy rating of 7.3 as he has given an average of 52 fantasy points in his last 10 T20 matches which again proves that he can be an all-rounder to bank upon.
His batting average is 45 as an opener in T20 cricket in the last 3 years (since 2019) which is staggering and if Delhi opts for him as an opener, he can be an interesting pick as he will have more time to bat.
Also, he does bowl 2 to 3 overs regularly in most of his T20 matches and chances of him getting a wicket also increases.
Top Fantasy Predictions for CHE vs DEL: Captain and Vice-Captain
Faf du Plessis has an X-Factor of 68, an average of 39.4 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 9.2.
Rishabh Pant has a fantasy rating of 8.93, an average of 34.7 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and an X-Factor of 61.
Shikhar Dhawan has an average of 35.1 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.22 and an X-Factor of 90.
Imran Tahir has an average of 31.3 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.21 and an X-Factor of 80.
Sam Curran has a fantasy rating of 8.14, an average of 43.5 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and an X-Factor of 62.
CHE vs DEL, Indian T20 League, 2021 Dream11 Fantasy Suggestion
Wicket-Keeper: R. Pant
Batters: F. Du Plessis, R. Gaikwad, A. Rayudu and S. Dhawan
All-Rounders: S. Curran, M. Ali and C. Woakes
Bowlers: S. Thakur, T. Curran and R. Ashwin
Captain: F. Du Plessis
Vice-Captain: R. Pant