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IPL 2021: A look at Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals way to the top of the table.

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After the end of match no 40, there’s little to distinguish between the top two teams Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals apart in the IPL 2021. CSK is slightly ahead in the NRR and the recent form in the 2nd leg of the IPL 2021 league matches. Here’s a look at CSK’s and DC’s route to the top.

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IPL 2021 Points Table (after match no 40)

League Matches Rankings

CSK Recent Form

Form in Last 5 League Matches: W L W W W

Chennai Super Kings have won last 4 of their 5 matches and look good to make to the top of the table after the group stage. They have been beaten by Delhi Capitals and have to face them in the 2nd leg. Their other opponents are Sunrisers, Punjab Kings and Royals and CSK are sure to win some if not all of the games against these lower ranked teams.

Chennai Super Kings Head-to-Head Performance

Chennai Super Kings IPL 2021 Results
Against1st Game2nd Game
Sunrisers Hyderabad171/3 – 173/3
Punjab KIngs107/4 – 106/8
Rajasthan Royals188/9 – 143/9
Royal Challengers Bangalore191/4 – 122/9157/4 – 156/6
Mumbai Indians218/4 – 219/6156/6 – 136/8
Kolkata Knight Riders220/3 – 202/10172/8 – 171/6
Delhi Capitals188/7 – 190/3

DC Recent Form

Form in Last 5 League Matches: L W W W W

DC have been in superb form winning their last 4 games. They also have an advantage over CSK where they have beaten the Chennai team. But the caveat is Delhi Capitals are up against formidable opponents in Mumbai, Kolkata and RCB.

Delhi Capitals Head-To Head Performance

Delhi Capitals IPL 2021 Results
Against1st Game2nd Game
Sunrisers Hyderabad159/7 – 159/4139/2 – 134/9
Punjab KIngs198/4 – 195/4167/3 – 166/6
Rajasthan Royals147/8 – 150/7154/6 – 121/6
Royal Challengers Bangalore170/4 – 171/5
Mumbai Indians138/4 – 137/9
Chennai Super Kings190/3 – 188/7
Kolkata Knight Riders156/3 – 154/6

Top Scorers and Bowlers for CSK and DC

Chennai Super Kings Batting

CSK Batting
Faf du Plessis10394950449.25141.21
Ruturaj Gaikwad1036288*0340.22137.12
Moeen Ali9261580129.00145.00
Ravindra Jadeja8179620159.66146.72
Ambati Rayudu8178720129.66174.50
Suresh Raina915554*0122.14129.16
Sam Curran456340018.66193.10
MS Dhoni752180010.40108.33

Chennai Super Kings Bowlers

IPL 2021 Bowlers
Deepak Chahar1036.0114/13225.367.75
Shardul Thakur1037.5102/20034.509.11
Dwayne Bravo619.093/24014.887.05
Sam Curran829.093/34030.339.41
Ravindra Jadeja1033.073/13032.286.84
Moeen Ali615.053/7018.006.00
Lungi Ngidi312.053/28025.0010.41
Josh Hazlewood312.032/40036.009.00
Imran Tahir14.022/1608.004.00

Delhi Capitals Batting

DC Batting
Shikhar Dhawan10430920347.77131.09
Prithvi Shaw1032982*0332.90160.48
Rishabh Pant10272580238.85131.40
Shimron Hetmyer7112530156.00196.49
Steve Smith5104340026.00111.82
Shreyas Iyer290470090.00123.28
Marcus Stoinis671270023.66144.89
Lalit Yadav468220068.0097.14

Delhi Capitals Bowling

IPL 2021 Bowlers
Avesh Khan1038.0153/32019.137.55
Kagiso Rabada934.0123/36024.258.55
Axar Patel624.092/21017.776.66
Amit Mishra414.064/24118.167.78
Chris Woakes311.052/18016.407.45
Anrich Nortje28.042/1207.503.75
Lalit Yadav411.032/13022.006.00
Ravichandran Ashwin725.521/20094.507.31
Marcus Stoinis811.121/7058.5010.47
Tom Curran27.411/40075.009.78
Lukman Meriwala13.011/32032.0010.66
Ishant Sharma312.011/26097.008.08

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