IPL 2018, CSK vs DD Match Prediction: Who will win today's match between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils
After a resounding victory over Kolkata Knight Riders, the Daredevils from Delhi travel to Pune to face Chennai Super Kings in the latter's adopted home. DD's newly-appointed captain Shreyas Iyer led from the front and ensured Delhi post a total big enough to keep Kolkata at bay.
On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings were pegged back by Rohit Sharma's Mumbai Indians by 8 wickets in their last encounter. However, despite the latest results, both the teams sit on opposite sides of the table, CSK at the second spot while DD at the last.
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Tonight at the MCA Stadium in Pune, the two teams would line up against each other aiming at two points, CSK to move up to first and DD to step up to the fifth spot.
Date: 30th April, 2018
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Time: 8.00 PM IST
If Delhi Daredevils bat first
Predicted Score - 180+
India's U-19 World Cup-winning team's skipper Prithvi Shaw showcased his talent with a 62-run innings against KKR and would want to continue giving DD one strong start after another. Colin Munro was drafted in the XI as well for their last encounter and if the New Zealand batsman gets going, the target might turn out to be a bit too much for CSK.
In Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Glenn Maxwell, DD have a strong middle order, one that can easily up the ante when required. Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia and Liam Plunkett pack a punch as well, and if this batting unit clicks tonight, Delhi can expect a total in the vicinity of 200.
However, MS Dhoni does have an experienced bowling line-up at his disposal which can stop DD 10 to 15 runs short of the 200-run mark.
If Chennai Super Kings bat first
Predicted Score - 190+
The Super Kings from Chennai have performed exceedingly well with the bat this season and in every match, one of their batsmen has taken up the responsibility of doing the bulk of scoring for them.
Both the openers, Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu, have been in good touch and so is Suresh Raina, who scored a 47-ball-75 against Mumbai. Ms Dhoni will lead the middle order with players like Sam Billings, Dwayne Bravo and Ravindra Jadeja, each capable enough to add another 25-30 runs to the total.
Both DD and CSK boast of a strong batting line-up, thus, it all boils down to the performance of their respective bowling units. Expect a high-scoring encounter and the team batting second to clinch the tie.
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