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Chennai vs Delhi: 'Student' Rishabh Pant to welcome 'master' MS Dhoni at Feroz Shah Kotla

IPL 2019: Chennai vs Delhi Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 25, 2019, 11.47 PM (IST)

Delhi will welcome Chennai for their first home game at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Tuesday.

The two teams launched their campaigns for the season in style by winning their first encounter. 

While Chennai defeated Virat Kohli's Bangalore by seven wickets, Delhi defeated Mumbai at their home ground by 37 runs. It was Rishabh Pant's remarkable 78 off  27 balls that helped Delhi post a mammoth 214 runs target on board.

Either of the two teams shall taste their first defeat of the season.

As the two teams take field at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium, all eyes will be on MS Dhoni and Rishabh Pant.

Ever since 21-year-old Pant burst on international stage, he has impressed one and all with audacious stroke play much like how Dhoni bewildered everyone during the formative years of his career. 

With Pant also keeping wickets he is seen as Dhoni's heir apparent.

In IPL Dhoni has tasted grand success. The old war horse holds the irresistible record of winning the coveted IPL trophy three times.

While Delhi, for the last six seasons, has been finishing in the sixth position, or lower.  

This year for Delhi, Shikhar Dhawan returned to form with his crucial 36-ball 43, however, his consistency to score has always been a major concern. 

Apart from Dhawan, the team has Colin Ingram and Keemo Paul, who can deplete any bowling attack. 

While Dhoni remains the biggest strength of the side, the team comprises of players like Ambati Rayudu and Kedar Jadhav that can play strong at crucial moments. 

So overall, the match will be a classic case of new guard challenging the might of old guard.

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The two teams launched their campaigns for the season in style by winning their first encounter.