IPL 2019, Qualifier 2, CSK vs DC: Match preview and key stats
The second qualifier of IPL 2019 will be played on 10th May at 7.30 PM IST between the Chennai Super Kings and the Delhi Capitals at the ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam.
CSK lost the first qualifier match against MI while DC defeated SRH in the eliminator. In the group stage, both teams won nine matches and lost five. But CSK finished at the second position in the IPL Points Table, one position above DC, on the basis of net run rate.
Ahead of their meeting tomorrow, let's take a look at the head-to-head stats between the two franchises and the probable playing XIs for the match.
The CSK vs DC rivalry has seen 20 matches being played so far. CSK have won 14 of those games, while DC have come out victorious 6 times. CSK have won the title thrice while DC have never managed to win it even once.
When these teams met each other in the group stage, CSK won both the matches.
Chennai Super Kings
CSK are likely to stick with the same team which lost to MI in the first qualifier. Despite his poor form, Shane Watson could keep his place and CSK expect the Australian to contribute with the bat at the top order
Probable XI: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir.
There is no reason for DC to change the team which defeated SRH in the eliminator. Keemo Paul picked up three wickets and he will keep his place ahead of Chris Morris.
Probable XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Colin Munro, Sherfane Rutherford, Axar Patel, Keemo Paul, Amit Mishra, Trent Boult, Ishant Sharma.
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (C), Faf du Plessis, Kedar Jadhav, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Shane Watson, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Murali Vijay, Lungisani Ngidi, Dhruv Shorey, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Billings, Shardul Thakur, N Jagadeesan, Monu Kumar, Mohit Sharma, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, David Willey.
Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Colin Ingram, Sherfane Rutherford, Ishant Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane,Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Jalaj Saxena, Hanuma Vihari, Colin Munro, Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav, Bandaru Ayyappa, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Nathu Singh, Manjot Kalra, Trent Boult, Ankush Bains, Rishabh Pant.
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