West Indies great Vivian Richards said that Chennai Super Kings can take a leaf out of Liverpool’s book to tackle a youthful Delhi Capitals when the two sides face each other in the second Qualifier on Friday. “This is a clash of experience against youth and DCs energy has made a big difference for them throughout the tournament,” said Richards in a column for Times of India. “CSK will have to match that energy in cricketing terms. They have plenty of experience and a guy like Dhoni with the kind of ability he has can single-handedly steer a game,” said the 67-year-old former West Indies captain. “But in these knockout games, team work often makes all the difference. Just look at how Liverpool beat Barcelona in the Champions League.”
Liverpool came back from a 3-0 deficit in the first leg against Spanish champions Barcelona in the semi-final of the Champions League to win the match 4-3, a comeback that has been rated as one of the greatest ever in the tournament. CSK were rampant in the group stage and were favourites to win Qualifier 1 against Mumbai Indians. But they ended up falling to a 6-wicket loss and now face Delhi Capitals on Friday. DC beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in the Eliminator.