IPL 2018, Match 30: CSK vs DD - Match preview, head-to-head, pitch report & key stats
Previewing the clash between CSK and DD.
Two-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings, will be up against a rejuvenated Delhi Daredevils for the 30th match of the season.
The Super Kings will enter the encounter, hoping to rectify mistakes and continue on their path towards the playoffs. CSK look a more or less settled side with all of their bases covered. The only thing that CSK needs to look upon is their pace bowling with Deepak Chahar not in contention.
Meanwhile, Delhi Daredevils will be hoping to continue their winning form with their newly appointed captain, Shreyas Iyer. Delhi looks a decent side with the addition of Prithvi Shaw higher up the order. Daredevils will be confident against Chennai, who might make a lot of changes.
Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Daredevils Match 30 Details:
Match Date: 30 April 2018, Monday
Match Timing: 20:00 IST, 14:30 GMT
Match Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, India
Expected Crowd Turnout: Super Kings' new base, Pune, hasn't disappointed as the fans have come out in large numbers to support their ex-captain of the now-defunct Rising Pune Supergiant. Thus, it is also expected to be a house-full game with a total crowd turnout of 34,300.
The temperature will hover around 32 degree Celsius, with humidity levels of around 51%. Hence, it is expected to be a warm game in Pune. The weather will be a tad hazy with a total cloud cover of 31%.
The pitch is expected to stay the same from the game between CSK and MI. Spinners might get something from the surface as the game progresses. All in all, it will be a good T20 wicket for both batsmen and bowlers.
CSK 11 - DD 5. CSK, by far, has been the dominant side against DD in IPL. CSK lead head-to-heads, with 11 wins compared to five wins for DD.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) IPL 2018 Squad
MS Dhoni (c & wk), Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Faf du Plessis, KM Asif, Kanishk Seth, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Mark Wood, Kshitiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Karn Sharma, N Jagadeesan, and David Willey.
Delhi Daredevils (DD) IPL 2018 Squad
Jason Roy, Gautam Gambhir, Rishabh Pant(w), Glenn Maxwell, Shreyas Iyer (c), Vijay Shankar, Daniel Christian, Rahul Tewatia, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Trent Boult, Chris Morris, Colin Munro, Amit Mishra, Prithvi Shaw, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Manjot Kalra, Abhishek Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, Naman Ojha, Sayan Ghosh, and Liam Plunkett.
All the stats and numbers to look out ahead of the match No. 30 between CSK and DD:
1 – Gautam Gambhir, the former captain of DD, needs to score one more fifty to surpass David Warner on the list of most fifties in the history of IPL. Scoring this fifty, Gambhir will go to the top of the leaderboard for most IPL fifties. Gambhir has scored 36 IPL fifties.
1 – Shane Watson requires one more wicket to surpass Dale Steyn on the list of IPL wickets. Scalping this one wicket, he will become the 13th highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL.
2 – Dwayne Bravo needs two more wickets to surpass Harbhajan Singh on the list of most wickets in the history of IPL. Scalping these two wickets, he will become the fourth highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL.
3 – MS Dhoni needs to effect three more stumpings to surpass Robin Uthappa on the list of most IPL stumpings.
4 – Suresh Raina needs to hit four more fours to surpass Shikhar Dhawan on the list most IPL fours. Hitting these fours, Raina will move to second position on the list of most IPL fours.
9 – Gautam Gambhir needs to score nine more fours to achieve the feat of 500 IPL fours. Scoring these fours, Gambhir will become the first player in the history of IPL to hit 500 or more fours.
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