Match Preview: Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings
- With Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly at the helm, Delhi Capitals looks a different unit in the blue outfit.
After registering a thumping win over Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals are set to host Chennai Super Kings at the Feroz Shah Kotla for another intriguing contest in the Indian Premier League. Delhi Capitals will look to carry on their winning form while the visitors will try to defend their title successfully in this campaign. Both the teams won their opening match, and we can expect another thrilling contest between the two sides.
With Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly at the helm, Delhi Capitals looks a different unit in the blue outfit. The hosts must be beaming with confidence after thrashing Mumbai Indians by 37 runs in the opening match. Rishabh Pant played a sensational knock of 78(27) in Wankhede Stadium to register a massive total of 213 runs on the board. Shikhar Dhawan played an anchor role throughout his innings with rest of the players playing as a floater around him. Delhi’s batting prowess can lead them to their first IPL glory this year.
Chennai Super Kings started their campaign in flying colours when they battered Royal Challengers Bangalore in the inaugural match of IPL 2019. MS Dhoni is well on course to lead his regime to another IPL title if his team performs in such dominating fashion. The reigning champions spun a web to bundle the RCB players out for just 70 runs on the board. The spinners played their part as they took eight wickets in total to pile up RCB’s misery. With match winners like Shane Watson, Suresh Raina and Dwayne Bravo in their ranks, CSK would be eyeing to keep their juggernaut rolling heading into the fifth fixture of the IPL 2019.
Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Time: 08:00 PM IST
Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi
League: Indian Premier League
Live Telecast: Star Network
Online Streaming: Hotstar
Head to head
Total – 18
CSK – 12
Avg 1st Innings score: 157
Avg 2nd Innings score: 143
Highest Total: 202/3 (20 Ov) by IND vs NZ
Lowest Total: 120/10 (19.3 Ov) by SL vs RSA
Highest Chased: 159/3 (17.1 Ov) by Eng vs NZ
Lowest Defended: 142/7 (20 Ov) by Eng vs AFG
Chennai Super Kings
- Chennai Super Kings is expected to feature the same lineup if the track offers some turn.
- Faf du Plessis or Sam Billings can start if they want to strengthen their batting lineup.
- The wicket at Kotla is expected to be sluggish so both the sides can look to feature with more spinners
- Sandeep Lamichhane can make his way into the starting lineup to replace Keemo Paul.
Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (wk), Prithvi Shaw, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Shikhar Dhawan, Jayant Yadav, Manjot Kalra, Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult , Hanuma Vihari, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Ankush Bains, Nathu Singh, Colin Ingram, Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Jalaj Saxena, Bandaru Ayyappa.
Chennai Super Kings
Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, M.S. Dhoni (C&wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Murali Vijay, Dhruv Shorey, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Sam Billings, N Jagadeesan, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Monu Kumar, Karn Sharma, KM Asif, Mohit Sharma
- Shikhar Dhawan
- Rishabh Pant
- K Rabada
Chennai Super Kings
- Shane Watson
- Suresh Raina
- MS Dhoni
Probable Playing XI
Delhi Capitals– Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Coling Ingram, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Keemo Paul/Sandeep Lamichhane, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Trent Boult, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada
Chennai Super Kings – Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shradul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir
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