|Match Date:||1st May, Wednesday|
|Match Timing:||8:00 PM|
|Expected Crowd Turnout:||44,000|
|Match Venue:||M Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk|
The Match 50 of VIVO Indian Premier League 2019 will see the defending champions Chennai Super Kings welcome Delhi Capitals at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai. Although both the teams have qualified, how this match pans out will be curious to see considering CSK and DC are viewed as title contenders. In fact, it is expected that the duo would be playing the first qualifiers at this exact stadium on 7th May. The contest, thus, aptly provides a glimpse of what is to come in future.
Here is the detailed analysis of the Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals IPL match:
|Key Players in form||CSK – Shane Watson
DC – Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer
|Weather Conditions||32 ℃, 72% Humidity, Winds up to 14 km/hr. No signs of rain.|
|Toss Advantage||Going by the pitch record, the team batting first has won on 13 matches as compared to 6 through chasing.|
|Pitch Conditions||The Chepauk pitch has traditionally been a high-scoring surface. But this season, it has gotten on the little slower side with the spinners being the biggest winners. It goes without saying that the team that wins the toss will be looking forward to batting first and put a competitive total in favourable conditions.|
|Venue Stats||Average Total (2018): 203
Highest Total (2018): 205/5 (CSK)
Last Match: MI 155/4 | 109/10 CSK
|Ground Size:||Side Boundaries: 64 m, Straight Boundary: 78 m|
|CSK – Pacer Lungi Ngidi has been ruled out for the rest of the IPL season with an injury. With the top 4 spot done and dusted, MS Dhoni may take some much deserved rest as well to relieve the back. Ravindra Jadeja may also be out owing to a fever.
DC – Jagadeesha Suchith has replaced an injured Harshal Patel.
|Home Advantage||Chennai Super Kings|
|Head-to-Head||CSK 13 – 6 DC|
|Form||CSK – W L L W L
DC – W L W W W
Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir.
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Sherfane Rutherford, Rishabh Pant, Colin Ingram, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane.
|Impact Player||MS Dhoni, Shreyas Iyer|
CSK vs DC Dream11 Prediction
Chennai Super Kings suffered their third loss in the last four games at the hands of Mumbai Indians. The 46-runs defeat again raised questions over the team’s capability to win games in MS Dhoni’s absence. The veteran skipper has been struggling with a recurring back spasm and may need ample rest with the World Cup coming up in the next month.
In the beating against MI, Chennai’s middle order collapse was again visible with the quartet of Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, and Kedar Jadhav maging only 16 runs. They have faced similar capitualization against RCB. The match against DC, thus, provides for a decent contest for Chennai Super Kings to sort things out in the batting line up.
As for the visiting team, Delhi Capitals are finally living up to their potential. The star-studded batting line-up, especially the core trio of Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, and Rishabh Pant is looking deadly and delivering with elan. Their form will be crucial in the final phase of the tournament. Kagiso Rabada remains vital for scalping important wickets whereas Ishant Sharma is doing reasonably well. Going by their immense young talent, it really feels that Delhi Capitals can be the next Chennai Super Kings of IPL. A win on Wednesday will prove exactly that.
Delhi Capitals reaching the play-offs in many ways is the story of the season so far. Young team, full of zest and learning with every match. I hope Prithvi and Rishabh rise to the occasion in the matches to come
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 28, 2019
This will is a difficult contest to predict, with two equally talented sides clashing. Although Chepauk has been CSK’s fortress for quite a long, their vulnerabilities in the batting departments may play against them on the home ground’s slow pitch. We, thus, back Delhi Capitals to win this contest.
The pitch in the Chidambaram stadium has a slow and dry surface this season, evident from several low-scoring games that have happened thus far. Therefore, try to choose more bowlers with special focus on spinners. In the batting department, openers and lower-order batsman should be your choice.
CSK vs DC Dream11 Prediction Team 1
Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Faf du Plessis, Axar Patel, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir.
CSK vs DC Dream11 Prediction Team 2
Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Amit Mishra, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar.