Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Match Preview

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IPL’s match number 50 will see a clash between table-toppers Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals. Both the team will try to make the top position theirs.

Chennai lost their last game against Mumbai Indians by 46 runs. MS Dhoni’s absence hurt Chennai as their middle-order collapsed with no one to steady their line-up. They are second in the IPL points table only behind on net run-rate.

Delhi Capitals won their last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore by 16 runs. Half-centuries from Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer helped Delhi to put on a good score on board. Capitals are on the top of the IPL points table.

Form

Chennai Super Kings – WLLWL

Chennai has been poor in recent games. Especially without Dhoni, they look toothless. Middle-order has been a cause for concern for Chennai for a while now. Raina has been inconsistent with his bat for Chennai.

Delhi Capitals – WLWWW

Delhi has been in great form and is playing the best cricket among all the eight teams right now. They have found a perfect balance in their team combinations. Iyer, Dhawan, Pant and Rabada are all in-form players for them.

Stadium

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Probable Lineups

Chennai Super Kings

Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina (c), Ambati Rayudu (w), Kedar Jadhav, DJ Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir

Delhi Capitals

Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Colin Ingram, Sherfane Rutherford, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishant Sharma

Key Player

Suresh Raina (CSK)

MS Dhoni is likely to miss another game for Chennai. In his absence, Raina needs to step up and play a captain’s knock. Chennai’s middle-order has been poor recently and Raina will be a key for Chennai.

Amit Mishra (DC)

On Chennai’s track which assists spinners, Mishra will be a key for Delhi. Amit Mishra has a lot of experience available to him and he will test Chennai batsmen at a turning track.

Best Team

Keeper – Pant

Batsmen – Iyer, Raina, Watson, Dhawan

All Rounder – Jadhav, Axar

Bowler – Harbhajan, Mishra, Tahir, Rabada

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