Chennai Super Kings will open their campaign of the IPL 2021 with a clash against Delhi Capitals on April 10. The match will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, which often provides a really good track for batting. The boundaries are short as well, which helps batsmen clear them quite easily. With all that said, there is no doubt that we can expect quite a high-scoring match.
But, there are certain players who can present the fans with a great opportunity to pick some fantasy points. There are several star players in both the units, like Shikhar Dhawan, Steve Smith, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina to name a few.
Here is a look at the top 3 fantasy player picks for the clash between CSK and DC:
Everything Rishabh Pant has touched recently has turned into gold. After showcasing some tremendous performances with the bat in Test cricket, the left-handed batsman continued his form in the recent white-ball series for India. He was seen in devastating form in the ODI series against England where he struck a 40-ball 77 and a 62-ball 78 in the two innings which he played. Given the fact that he will also shoulder the responsibility of Delhi’s captaincy, it seems only obvious for him to set up his game and play with more freedom. If he gets going in the first match, it could be a great sign for Delhi for the rest of the season. And considering his recent form, that doesn’t seem too unlikely.
Marcus Stoinis had played a huge role in Delhi Capitals’ runners-up finish in the previous season of the IPL. He had scored 352 runs at a strike rate of 148.52. He had also been effective with the ball picking up 13 wickets at an average of 21.76. Since that season, he has maintained his form as well. He was seen in some serious ball-striking form during the T20I series between Australia and New Zealand. He is a terrific pick as he can contribute with both bat and ball for Delhi.
The star all-rounder has been out of action since the start of this year. He had fractured his thumb which kept him away from cricket after the Australian tour. But, he will be returning on the field in the first match of this IPL having recovered. Before his injury, the all-rounder was in some good form in both the disciplines, especially batting. He averaged 46 with the bat in the previous season along with a strike rate of 171.85. The Saurashtra player will be upbeat to begin this season with a bang as well.
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