DC vs CSK: Chennai Super Kings is all set to lock horns with Delhi Capitals in their last fixture of the league stage. Delhi Capitals is already out of the playoff contention with just five wins in their kitty while CSK is sitting in the second spot at the Points table. A win in today’s fixture will guarantee them a place in the Playoffs. Delhi Capitals would aim to end their IPL 2023 campaign on a decent note by winning this fixture while Chennai Super Kings would aim to rectify the mistakes from their last fixture & win this clash in order to march smoothly into the Playoffs race.
Chennai Super Kings
CSK would be disappointed with their performance in the last fixture as their batters failed to score on their home ground & were sent packing at a meager 144 runs. The openers failed to deliver & middle order comprising of Moeen Ali, Rayudu, Rahane, & Jadeja all failed to create an impact with the bat. Only Shivam Dube & Conway were among the runs. Heading into this crucial clash both top & middle-order batters would aim to return with crucial runs. Fans would expect to see their ‘Thala’ come up the order & treat them with some towering sixes.
In the bowling department, Deepak Chahar will be their biggest bet to scalp crucial wickets in the power-play overs. While Jadeja & Tushar would aim to scalp wickets in the middle overs.
Delhi Capitals are already out of the playoff race but they would aim to ruin Chennai’s qualification chances by winning today’s fixture. They are coming into this fixture on the back of 15 run win over the Punjab Kings. Delhi’s batters have lately found their form with David Warner & Prithvi Shaw scoring runs in the top order. While in the middle overs, Rilee Rossouw (87 off 37 balls) & Phil Salt (26 off 14) would aim to continue their blistering form & help their side post a decent total on board. The rise of Delhi’s batters would be a concern for CSK & their bowlers should aim to somehow restrict their run flow.
With the ball, the responsibility will be on Anrich Nortje & Ishant Sharma to scalp early wickets. While looking at the surface of Arun Jaitely stadium Axar Patel & Kuldeep Yadav could come into the party as well.
DC vs CSK Predicted Playing XIs:
Chennai Super Kings
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana
Rilee Rossouw, Khaleel Ahmed, Anrich Nortje, Kuldeep Yadav, Aman Khan, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Philip Salt, Yash Dhull, Chetan Sakariya, David Warner
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