IPL 2021 – CSK Playing XI vs DC: Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar likely to come back, will CSK retain super flop Suresh Raina in Playing XI? Follow Updates

CSK Playing XI vs DC, IPL 2021: Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar likely to come back, will CSK retain super flop Suresh Raina in Playing XI?
CSK Playing XI vs DC, IPL 2021: Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar likely to come back, will CSK retain super flop Suresh Raina in Playing XI?

CSK Playing XI vs DC, IPL 2021: Bravo to replace Sam Curran – Even though both Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals have qualified for the IPL 2021 playoffs, Monday’s match will be one of prestige with the top spot on offer. With CSK on the top, they won’t want to lose the position and could field their strongest XI on Monday. That means Dwayne Bravo who is undergoing workload management is all set to return apart from Deepak Chahar. But eyes will be on Suresh Raina whether MS Dhoni drops him. Follow IPL 2021 DC vs CSK Live Updates on InsideSport.co

Chennai Super Kings with 18 points from 11 games are the table-toppers, only ahead of Delhi Capitals on net-run-rate. Another win will help them seal the top spot. However, if DC win, they can overtake CSK after the end of the league stage.

CSK Playing XI vs DC: Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar likely to come back, will CSK retain super flop Suresh Raina in Playing XI?

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The last time the two sides met, DC ran to an easy 7-wicket win. But since then, a lot has changed. CSK’s openers are the most devastating duo while their bowlers have taken wickets in tandem. DC meanwhile have struggled a bit with their opening while Shreyas Iyer’s return has strengthened the team.

CSK Playing XI vs DC, IPL 2021: Why Deepak Chahar and Dwayne Bravo are likely to return?

  • Both Deepak Chahar and Dwayne Bravo are the most consistent performers for CSK.
  • Since returning bowling action for CSK, Bravo has scalped 8 wickets in three matches alone with an economy of 6.56.
  • While he hasn’t had many opportunities to bat, he has scored them at a strike rate of 268.75.
  • Against a top and consistent side like DC, CSK will need the experience of Bravo.
  • Deepak Chahar on the other hand has been the most economical and destructive bowler in the powerplay.
  • As Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan have had a great IPL season, Chahar will be crucial in powerplay.
  • Deepak Chahar batting ability also gives CSK the batting depth.

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CSK Playing XI vs DC: Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar likely to come back, will CSK retain super flop Suresh Raina in Playing XI?

CSK Playing XI vs DC, IPL 2021: As the top-spot will be at stake, CSK will want to have Dwayne Bravo back apart from Deepak Chahar, who was benched for KM Asif. But the question will remain over Suresh Raina.

The CSK veteran has endured a poor run since scoring a half-century in the first match against Delhi Capitals and has become the weaklink in CSK Playing XI. While MS Dhoni has never dropped Suresh Raina and the veteran has CSK and head coach Stephen Fleming’s support, MS Dhoni could bench him to manage his workload while also giving him a break to get him fresh for the playoffs.

CSK Playing XI vs DC, IPL 2021: Should CSK drop Suresh Raina?

  • Suresh Raina has been one of the most consistent performers for CSK over the years.
  • But his recent form has raised many questions. Since scoring the half-century, he has scored
  • In India leg – 8 (vs PBKS), 18 (vs RR), 24 (vs RCB), 17* (vs SRH), 2 (vs MI), 4 (vs MI), 17* (vs RCB), 11 (vs KKR), 2 (vs SRH), 3 (vs RR).
  • Raina hasn’t looked confident and played rash shots to throw away his wickets.
  • As he is a mainstay in CSK’s middle-order, his return to form is crucial and a break could just do that.