Today, Dhoni and the ball are straight; Chennai, Delhi Probable XI


MS Dhoni, Rishabh Pant / File Photo

Mumbai: Dhoni and Rishabh face off in the second match of the 14th edition of the IPL today. As Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals clash, cricket fans turn their attention to Rishabh Pant’s captaincy.

Delhi will be without pacers Rabada and Norje for the first match. They arrived in India only on April 6 after the series against Pakistan. The seven-day quarantine system was a setback for Delhi. Chennai’s NGD will also miss the first match.

Although Kovid is negative, Akshar Patel will miss the match against Chennai. The question is which batting position Dhoni will play in. Last season, Dhoni’s batting position was questioned. Dhoni was below the batting position last season, even at crucial times, citing a lack of match practice.

Chennai likely XI: Moin Ali, Duplessis, Suresh Raina, Rayudu, Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Karan, Dwayne Bravo, K Gautam, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar

Delhi Capitals Possibility 11: Prithviraj Shah, Shikhar Dhawan, Steve Smith, Rishabh Pant, Stones, Hetmeyer, Chris Vokes, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma