This is a match between two strong teams who lost their first match of IPL 2014. MS Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings will take on Kevin Pietersen led Delhi Daredevils. Starting with CSK, they did everything right in the match. After winning the toss they decided to bat first and the openers provided CSK with a dream opening stand of 123 runs in just 12.3 overs. The team did not lose their way from thereon and later batsman did utilize the brilliant start given by Smith and McCullum. Team posted a huge target of 206 runs before KXIP but in the end it proved to be a one man show as Glenn Maxwell (95 runs of 43 balls) almost got to his century. KXIP batted superbly and CSK bowlers were hit in all parts of the ground. CSK’s bowling needs to come back in form specially their main bowlers like Ashwin and Jadeja.
After loosing its first match, Delhi Daredevils came back strongly and defeated KKR in their second league match of IPL 2014. Murali Vijay unfortunately got run-out in the second match while Dinesh Karthik batted brilliantly to ensure a win for his team. JP Duminy once again marked his presence known as he played a match winning inning for DD while chasing the target. Other batsmen of the team did not perform well. Bowling of the team in second T20 was similar to the first match. Team does not have big names in the bowling attack so it will be unfair to expect too much too soon from the bowling department. However, bowlers responded well to KKR batting. Team will be hoping the return of Kevin Pietersen who has already missed two IPL matches and his presence for third game is still unknown.
Timings: Match Scheduled to begin at 8:00 PM IST on 21 April 2014
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (UAE)