Chennai Super Kings will face Delhi Capitals today in the 50th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Before this high profile match, Irfan Pathan, former India cricketer and currently playing the role of commentator, has told the plans of CSK captain MS Dhoni, which he can implement in today’s match against Delhi. Both the teams have performed wonderfully in this season so far, on the basis of which these two teams also rule in the points table. Chennai will face Delhi in this battle for the top spot after recovering from the loss in the previous match.
Talking to ‘Star Sports’, Irfan said, ‘Dhoni would definitely know what to do in that time depending on the pace of the pitch as well as the situation. Delhi have Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer, who are left-handed middle order batsmen, so I think Moeen Ali needs to bowl a lot more than what we have seen so far.
Shreyas has made a comeback in the second phase of IPL 2021 being played in UAE after injury and has performed brilliantly so far. Shreyas played a key role in winning the team against the defending champions Mumbai Indians in the last match. Regarding Shreyas, Irfan said, ‘Left arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja can be seen playing in front of him more than other bowlers. Hazlewood can also come up against him and use the short ball. Keeping mid-off, he should be allowed to play in the leg side.
Regarding Dhawan, Irfan said, ‘Shikhar Dhawan is a brilliant cricketer and is also running in excellent form. But CSK have a decent swing bowler in Deepak Chahar who can really get Dhawan out. Dhawan likes to play outside the off-stump and also likes extra speed. So if Chahar swings the ball and keeps it around the middle stump, he can get the wicket of Dhawan.