CSK vs DC Dream11 Key Players: It doesn't matter which teams bat first, for both teams have real batting firepower to make the life a hell for the bowlers. Despite the top three batsmen combining for only 12 runs, Delhi still managed to put a decent total in their opening game against KingsXI Punjab. Delhi's powers have significantly improved this season, or it seems from the first game, as they look more balanced, and a well-oiled team in the bowling department as well.
Chennai dropped the last game by 16 runs against the Rajasthan Royals, but that margin is not the real reflection of how the game panned out. The three-time IPL champions were always playing the catch-up game while chasing Royals' mammoth 216 total.
Faf du Plessis: Showed his elite class. A player like him is a rare breed, who knows all about shifting gears at the right time. He kept Chennai in hunt, to some extent. The South African scored 72 runs off just 37 balls, which had 7 massive sixes.
Batting: 1983 Runs
Strike Rate: 128.51
Marcus Stoinis: Erupted for 53 runs in just 21 balls in the opening game and bowled a clutch last over of the 2nd innings, clinching two wickets, and forced the super over. Stoinis offers real value due to his two-way skills.
Batting: 526 Runs
Strike Rate: 136.82
Mahendra Singh Dhoni: Although he should have gone for the kill quite early in his innings in the last match, his three massive sixes in the last over showed that Dhoni can send the ball out of the park still. The former Indian captain can erupt with something special and can't be overlooked in CSK vs DC Today Match Prediction match.
Batting: 4451 Runs
Rishabh Pant: Although Dhoni's qualities can't be questioned, Pant offers perhaps a better value as a wicket-keeper due to the simple fact that he bats up the order, and Dhoni holds himself back for the death overs. Pant scored 31 runs in the opening game.
Shane Watson: Gave Chennai fast start and the team could have been in a better position had Murali Vijay scored at a better strike rate. Watson hit four sixes en route to his 33 runs winnings.
Batting: 3602 Runs
Bowling: 92 Wickets
Kagiso Rabada: Arguably one of the best bowlers in the world across three formats. He laid the marker down with a superb performance in the last match. He was super clutch in the super over, picking up two wickets.
CSK vs DC Dream11 Expected Playing 11:
CSK Playing 11 (probable):
Faf du Plessis
MS Dhoni (WK)
DC Playing 11 (probable):