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.
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.
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
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
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Colin Ingram, Sherfane Rutherford, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishant Sharma
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.
Keeper – Pant
Batsmen – Iyer, Raina, Watson, Dhawan
All Rounder – Jadhav, Axar
Bowler – Harbhajan, Mishra, Tahir, Rabada