IPL 2018, Match 52: DD vs CSK - Match preview, head-to-head, pitch report and key stats
Previewing the clash between DD and CSK.
Delhi Daredevils are languishing at the bottom of the points table with three wins from twelve matches. It seems the end of the road for Delhi Daredevils as they are out of the contention for the playoffs. Thus, with nothing to lose for DD, this match will be a matter of pride. Delhi Daredevils will be up against the two-time IPL champions, Chennai Super Kings, in the 52nd match of the season.
Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings have already qualified for the playoffs and are all set for a top-two finish in the points table. Currently, Super Kings are standing on second in the points table with eight wins from twelve games.
Delhi Daredevils vs Chennai Super Kings Match 52 Details:
Match Date: 18 May 2018, Friday
Match Timing: 20:00 IST, 14:30 GMT
Match Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi, India
Expected Crowd Turnout: With a home encounter scheduled for DD, it is expected to be a full house with a total crowd turnout of 44,700.
It will be a hot evening in Delhi as the temperature will be around 37 degree Celsius. There is no forecast of rain. The humidity levels will be clocking around 35%. The weather will be a bit hazy with a total cloud cover of 31%.
With a good amount of rain in last few days, the pitch is expected to be on a slower and softer side. Thus, spinners will come into the party as the game builds.
CSK 12 - DD 5. CSK, by far, has been the dominant side against DD in IPL. CSK lead head-to-heads, with 12 wins compared to five wins for DD.
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.
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.
All the stats and numbers to look out ahead of the match No. 52 between DD and CSK:
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 leader-board for most IPL fifties. Gambhir has scored 36 IPL fifties.
2 – MS Dhoni needs to hit two more sixes to surpass AB de Villiers on the list of most IPL sixes. Hitting these sixes, Dhoni will climb to the second position on the list of most IPL sixes.
3 – MS Dhoni needs to effect three more stumpings to surpass Robin Uthappa on the list of most IPL stumpings.
5 – Suresh Raina needs to hit five more sixes to surpass AB de Villiers on the list of most IPL sixes. Hitting these four sixes, Raina will acquire the second position on the list of most IPL sixes.
26 – MS Dhoni requires 26 more runs to achieve the feat of 4000 IPL runs. Amassing these runs, Dhoni will become the only seventh player in the history of IPL to complete 4000 IPL runs.
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