CSK and DC will lock horns in the Qualifier one of the Indian Premier League. The match between the table-toppers is going to be an interesting one. However, Brad Hogg feels Delhi Capitals will easily beat the MS Dhoni-led team.
The Rishabh Pant-led team defeated CSK in both the league game of the IPL 2021. The team currently has one of the best bowling units and that has been one of the reasons behind their success in the tournament.
“Delhi Capitals are the best because they are playing against the third-best team in the competition – Chennai Super Kings. Delhi Capitals are going to expose a lot of weaknesses in the Chennai line-up. If you look at the DC bowling line-up, they have got pace – Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan opening the bowling, (Kagiso) Rabada coming in the middle overs as well with the extra pace. They have two quality spinners in Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin,” Hogg said on his YouTube channel.
CSK’s openers, Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad have done well in the league so far but Hogg feels DC’s bowlers will pose threat to rivals.
“Nortje and Avesh Khan against Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad, they are going to expose a few weaknesses with the short ball to both of those players. If they get early wickets, then they expose that middle-order, which is starting to fall out of form a little bit.
“Moeen Ali has lost his way a little bit. Uthappa hasn’t adopted that well to the middle-order role. If Raina comes back as well, he doesn’t like pace. I am not confident with Rayudu’s form at the moment and Dhoni as well seems to be out of touch. They can’t rely on Jadeja and Bravo to make up for that weakness in the middle-order,” Hogg added.