|Match Date:||26th March, Tuesday|
|Match Timing:||8:00 PM|
|Expected Crowd Turnout:||40,000|
|Match Venue:||Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi|
The Match 5 of VIVO Indian Premier League 2019 will see Delhi Capitals welcome champions Chennai Super Kings at the iconic Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi. The two sides do make for a solid contrast. On one hand you have the youthful Delhi side who has not won the title once, while CSK, with all the experience in the world, have been in the playoffs for the better part of the history. The former’s first match was a run fest while the latter’s was a low-key affair. It will, thus, make for a fascinating contest between Delhi and Chennai.
Here is the detailed analysis of the Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings IPL match:
|Key Players in form||DC- Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada
CSK- Imran Tahir, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh
|Weather Conditions||26℃, 36% Humidity, Winds up to 11 km/hr. No signs of rain.|
|Toss Advantage||Team batting first has won five of the seven times last season at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium. Thus, the winner of the toss should choose to bat first.|
|Pitch Conditions||Flat, mostly Batting-Friendly. However, dew is certain to occur later in the evening as the temperature falls.|
|Venue Stats (2018)||Average Total: 170
Highest Total: 219/4 (DC)
|Ground Size: Eden Gardens||Side Boundaries: 64 m, Straight Boundary: 82 m|
|Injury Updates||DC – Although there were no injury, the absence of an experienced spinner like Amit Mishra was notable in the last match against Mumbai Indians. The availability of Chris Morris is also in doubt.
CSK – Lungi Ngidi has been ruled out from IPL for the rest of the season.
|Home Advantage||Delhi Capitals|
|Head-to-Head||DC 6-12 CSK (0 Draw)|
|Form||DC- L L W W W
CSK- L W W W W
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Colin Ingram, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Trent Boult, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada
Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Dwayne Bravo.
DC vs CSK Dream11 Prediction
Chennai Super Kings started their Indian Premier League title defence in style with the demolition of Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore. It was surprising of sorts, since Chepauk was a batting pitch. Nonetheless, it was a fitting display of the all-round capabilities of CSK. Known for their batting prowess, Chennai demonstrated how decisive their bowling can be as well. The spinners were the heroes of the night with the veteran cricketer Harbhajan Singh being the unlikely star of the night.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 25, 2019
He, along with South Africa’s Imran Tahir, ran through the thin RCB batting line-up like a hot knife through butter. Jadeja also scalped a couple of wickets to round off an impressive batting display. Their batsman had little to do in the contest.
However, on the other hand, it were the batsman who starred for Delhi Capitals in their opening match against Mumbai Indians. Having lost Prithvi Shaw early in the innings, the newly christened side batted well to take the score past 130 in the 15 overs. Rishabh Pant then took the innings from there with some outstanding hard hitting display. The youngster scored an incredible 78 runs from just 27 balls. The national selectors will be conscious of the wicket-keeper’s performance with the World Cup coming up.
Predicting a definite winner will be a tough task considering both the team’s incredible victories in the previous matches. Considering recent records and on paper squad, Chennai Super Kings are better placed to edge past Delhi in this contest.
DC vs CSK Dream11 Team 1:
Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Dwayne Bravo, Kedar Jadhav, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma
DC vs CSK Dream11 Team 2:
Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (WK), Colin Ingram, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Dwayne Bravo, Rahul Tewatia, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult