Chennai Super Kings takes on the current sensation Delhi Capitals at Chennai. CSK is playing its 12th game of this season which is obviously so important to register their name on the Top four. On the other hand DC is playing a must win game for them in order to stay alive in this tournament. Both the teams are marching in with confidence with their previous games performance. DC has just done a miracle by winning two consecutive games against bigger sides while CSK won MI at Chennai.
Head to Head
Matches played : 27
CSK Won: 17
DC Won: 10
Time: 7.30 PM IST
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
A batting wicket, which can be slightly slow. So the spinners will have advantage by getting the turn and nip they needed.
What to Expect?
Since DC’s top order is filled with foreign batters (Warner, Salt, Marsh and Rossouw), we can expect an early introduction of spin from MSD. When these four fail for DC then it will obviously be CSK’s game. So CSK has its edge with its home conditions.
Probable Playing XIIs
DC Possible XII:
David Warner(C), Mitchell Marsh, Rillee Rossouw, Phil Salt, Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ripal Patel, Ishant Sharma, Mukesh Kumar, Aman Hakim Khan
CSK Possible XI:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni(C, WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Mahesh Theekshana, Deepak Chahar, Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande
Fantasy Picks for the MI vs CSK Match
Captain/Wicketkeeper: : Conway
Conway is the best choice of captain as his track record in Chennai is extraordinary.
Vice captain : Jadeja
Jadeja is definitely at a great rhythm with his bowling. Whenever he turns up he is able to be at his best. With Chennai being his favorite venue, he will be unstoppable.
Batsmen : R Gaikwad, Rahane, Dube, Rossouw
All three CSK batters are currently making useful contributions for the team. In Fact they are the engine of the ship.
Rossouw hasn’t got the opportunity to propel in the IPL. The momentum has slowly shifted towards him right now with his fielding. Let’s hope for the best.
All-rounders : Jadeja, Moeen, Axar
Moeen is really the trump card for MS as DC has three main left handers in their batting line up.
Axar has always been impressive for a long time now. On the Chennai wicket he is even more valuable with the ball.
Bowlers : Pathirana, Theekshana, Kuldeep
Spinners on this wicket will be the toughest to handle when they bowl with certain drift.That obviously makes Kuldeep and Theekshana the right choice to go with.
Pathirana has been the death over specialist. This rolee is rewarded with wickets and that makes him extra special.