IPL’s second qualifier will see Chennai Super Kings take on Delhi Capitals for a place in final in this year’s IPL. The winner of the game will play Mumbai Indians in the final.
Delhi Capitals won their last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad with one ball remaining. Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant played important knocks to get Delhi over the line.
Chennai Super Kings lost the first Qualifier to Mumbai Indians. None of their top order batsmen makes it big and as a result, the team suffered. Mumbai easily chased down their target score.
Chennai Super Kings – WLWLL
Chennai has been in poor form in recent games. They have lost three of their last five games. Batting has been an issue in the recent games for Chennai. Especially Shane Watson who hasn’t been able to provide the team with a start they required from him.
Delhi Capitals – WWLWW
Delhi Capitals is a team in form. They have won four of their past five games. Their only defeat came up against Chennai Super Kings. In fact, Delhi lost both of their games against Chennai this season. Rabada is a big miss for the home side, as Boult hasn’t been able to provide the same results in death overs as Rabada.
Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
Chennai Super Kings
Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Murali Vijay, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Colin Ingram, Rishabh Pant(w), Sherfane Rutherford, Axar Patel, Keemo Paul, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Trent Boult
Harbhajan Singh (CSK)
The track in Vishakapatnam will be a slow and turning track. Although it won’t turn as much as in Chennai. But Dhoni has opted to bring in Harbhajan in powerplay this season. His spell can be a game changer if he can cause some damage in his four overs.
Shikhar Dhawan (DC)
Dhawan is the senior most batsmen in the Delhi team. He will be a key against Chennai and will be looking to lead the batting lineup. If Dhawan can provide a good setup at the top then the team can put a good score on the board.
Best Fantasy Team
Keeper – Pant
Batsmen – Dhawan, du Plessis, Raina, Iyer, Vijay
All Rounder – Jadeja, Paul
Bowler – Tahir, Mishra, Harbhajan