We are in the penultimate game of the Indian Premier League as Chennai Super Kings lock horns with Delhi Capitals in the second qualifier. The defending champions will be determined to make it into the finals after being thrashed in their previous qualifier while the Capitals face an uphill task against the mighty CSK. Another intriguing is set to take place when both these giants will battle it out for the final spot in Vizag.

Chennai Super Kings finished second in the points in spite of some inconsistent performances in the recent weeks. Their batting woes were exposed once again in their previous encounter against Mumbai. Having been hammered by Mumbai Indians, the reigning champions would be eyeing to bounce back in the upcoming game. MS Dhoni will have to make some tough calls for this match and maybe drop Shane Watson, who has been in poor form lately. The bowling department has performed exceptionally well for CSK throughout this season, especially Deepak Chahar and Imran Tahir are taking wickets consistently.

On the contrary, Delhi Capitals has been the most impressive team in this edition of the IPL. After defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad in the eliminator, the Capitals registered their first-ever playoff victory in the franchise history. Shreyas Iyer has been commendable in the way he has led his young troop over the last few weeks. With the right combination of youth and experience, Delhi Capitals has the potential to lift their maiden IPL title this year.

MATCH DETAILS

Date: Friday, May 10, 2019

Time: 07:30 PM IST

Venue: Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam

League: Indian Premier League

Live Telecast: Star Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar

 

Head-to-Head Record

Total – 20

CSK – 14

DC -06

 

 

Venue Stats IPL

 

Matches won batting first – 22

Matches won bowling first – 34

Average 1st Inns scores – 156

Average 2nd Inns scores – 148

Highest total recorded – 223/3 (20 Ov) by CSK vs SRH

Lowest total recorded – 80/10 (19.1 Ov) by DC vs SRH

Highest score chased – 217/7 (19.5 Ov) by RR vs DCG

Lowest score defended – 129/8 (20 Ov) by MI vs RPS

 

Team News

Chennai Super Kings

  • CSK can bring back Dhruv Shorey to strengthen their middle order.
  • Murali Vijay will open the innings if he features in the starting lineup.

Delhi Capitals

  • The Capitals are likely to go ahead with an unchanged playing XI.

 

SQUADS

 

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, Hanuma Vihari, Colin Munro, Ishant Sharma, Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav, Bandaru Ayyappa, Sandeep Lamichhane, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Manjot Kalra, Jalaj Saxena, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Nathu Singh, Trent Boult, Ankush Bains, Rishabh Pant

 

Key Players

Delhi Capitals

  • Shikhar Dhawan
  • Rishabh Pant
  • Amit Mishra

Chennai Super Kings

  • Suresh Raina
  • MS Dhoni
  • Imran Tahir

 

Probable Playing XI

 

Chennai Super Kings

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.

Delhi Capitals

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(C), Rishabh Pant(WK), Colin Ingram, Sherfane Rutherford, Axar Patel, Keemo Paul, Trent Boult, Amit Mishra, and Ishant Sharma