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CSK vs DC IPL 2019 preview: Dhoni vs Pant as IPL final at stake

By Chaitanya Laxman

This must excite the Indian cricket fans. At one side is the legend who is at the twilight of his glorious career and at the other side is a rookie at the brink of a promising career. Both wearing the gloves and housing the power to tonk the ball out of the park. who wins the battle between them?

But there is more to the contest. In fact a lot more- A place in the finals of IPL 2019 and there is no coming back. Delhi Capitals have stormed through IPL season 12 riding on the exuberance of youth, with Rishabh Pant the perfect poster boy while CSK dominated the conditions in IPL 2019 thanks to their versatile bowling attack and blockbuster finishes by MS Dhoni. Between the two. who will meet Rohit Sharma in IPL Finals on Sunday?

Form Guide:

Delhi’s batting revolves around the fab four of Shaw, Dhawan, Iyer and Pant. Take them out and there is nothing to look forward to. Their overseas batsmen have struggled consistently and they haven’t found a replacement for Rabada yet. Ishant and Mishra though have been effective.

Chennai’s batting has costed them matches and with Dhoni’s policy of offering players a longer rope, it seems that the under firing batting order will still feature against Delhi.

But in bowling, it is a stunning show so far. Tahir has been top-class while Chahar and Bhajji have played their parts.

Key Numbers:

  • CSK has dominated Delhi in head to head battles. CSK has won 14 matches while Delhi has won only six.

  • CSK’s dominance has been severe in the recent times. In the last 12 matches, Chennai has won 10 matches.

Don’t forget to check who made it to IPL XI 2019

Players in focus:

He may have scored just two fifties in ten innings and has a strike-rate of 118.95 but Faf du Plessis is a big occasion player. He has the skills and the temperament to rise to the occasion and he can be CSK’s ace weapon against DC.

Amit Mishra hasn’t set the stage on fire like other spinners in IPL 2019, but he has stood up whenever Delhi required him. He has given just 6.91 runs per over, keeping the noose tight and his 10 wickets have benefited Delhi immensely. He can play a decisive role on the Vizag pitch.

Chaitanya Laxman

Smitten by cricket, green mountains, and written words, Chaitanya is engrossed with cricket stats and analysis. But cricket commentary is what he savors the most.