DC vs CSK Prediction: There were two important clashes in the IPL last night. Punjab Kings’ hopes of qualifying were dented as they failed to chase 165 set by the Royal Challengers Bangalore. In the second game, Kolkata Knight Riders inched closer to qualification with a victory over bottom team Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Two top teams Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings now collide in match 50 of the IPL. Although both have qualified for the playoffs, they would be eyeing a top 2 finish with RCB hot on their heels. DC won the reverse fixture by 7 wickets.
Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings
Match 50, Indian Premier League
4 October 2021, 07:30 PM IST
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network and it can also be streamed on Hotstar App. The matches are split in three venues- Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. IPL is broadcasted to almost 100 countries including all cricket-playing nations.
DC vs CSK Head to Head: Chennai have dominated this fixture with 15 wins compared to Delhi’s 9 victories.
CSK – 60%
DC – 40%
DC head into this game on the back of a tough win versus MI while CSK were outbatted by RR despite putting a good score on the board. DC’s top 3 have been struggling of late, who had given them solid starts in the first phase of IPL. CSK should field a full-strength side in this game and are marginal favorites to win this contest.
Bet365: DC: 2.00; CSK: 1.80
Dwayne Bravo is a must-have in your fantasy teams. He should be back in the playing XI after getting a rest. Bravo bowls in the death overs and keeps ticking the wickets column with his clever variations. He has 11 wickets in 7 games at an economy of just 6.56.
We are tipping Shikhar Dhawan to come good in this game. He is due a big score and has looked good even in the short innings he has been playing. He has 462 runs in 12 games at an average of 42.
Shardul Thakur has been in impressive form with the ball. He has improved a lot this season. He is CSK’s highest wicket-taker with 13 wickets in 12 games.
DC Playing XI
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (C/WK), Steve Smith, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, and Avesh Khan
CSK Playing XI
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (C/WK), DJ Bravo, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, and Deepak Chahar.
Dubai offers the best batting surface of all three venues. Batters should make the most of the powerplay overs. Scores of 170-180 have been posted in the last few games. The team winning the toss should elect to field first as chasing has been easier.
If DC bats first: 160-170
If CSK bats first: 170-180
Today also some clouding will persist over Dubai. Because of that maximum temperature during the day will be a bit lower at 35 degrees Celsius. Temp during the match will be around 33 degrees Celsius. There will be a light breeze from the East and humidity will be around 50 %. Thus not much change in playing conditions as compared to previous matches at this venue.
WICKET-KEEPERS: R Pant
BATSMEN: S Smith, F du Plessis, S Iyer, R Gaikwad
ALL-ROUNDERS: R Jadeja, D Bravo
BOWLERS: D Chahar, A Khan, S Thakur, A Nortje
Captain choices: F du Plessis, D Bravo
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