CSK vs DC Dream11 Team: Delhi Capitals started off their campaign with a thrilling Super-over victory against Kings XI Punjab in their opening game while Chennai Super Sings slipped to a defeat against Rajasthan Royals while chasing a gargantuan total of 216 in their last game. Harbhajan’s absence will be felt massively with Delhi Capitals most likely to field 4 lefties in their top 7. The long boundaries in Dubai should aid the bowlers from both sides which makes it an exciting contest.
Chennai Super Kings limitations with their bowling attack were found out against the Rajasthan Royals in Sharjah. But the switch to Dubai should make them feel home with the large ground dimensions. A Rayudu will miss this match due to a hamstring niggle while Bravo is still nursing his knee injury. Murali Vijay hasn’t been anywhere close to his best but CSK might persist with him and they’re more likely to field the same eleven against the Capitals.
Delhi Capitals victory against Kings XI Punjab wasn’t anywhere close to what they would’ve expected. The frailty of the top order against pace is a big issue and the inexperience of the youth showed up when they perished one after another showing intent on a track that had a lot for the pacers. Stoinis had a brilliant game with both bat and ball, while Nortje was quick but wasn’t as effective as Rabada. They had an injury scare in R Ashwin after the ex CSK player almost dislocated his shoulder trying to stop a single off his run-up. The scan reports seem fine and he’s most likely to be present for this fixture. There’s an outside chance of bringing in Keemo Paul for Nortje but they’re unlikely to change a winning combination.
Teams: Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals
Timing: 07:30 PM, September 25, Friday
The last match here in Dubai between RCB and KXIP was played on a fresh deck and there was enough in the pitch for the seam bowlers to exploit. Spinners are at an advantage too with the ground dimensions. The par score would be 160 considering someone doesn’t play a freak innings like Rahul did yesterday. Dew will make its presence during the 2nd innings or even quicker with the humidity levels predicted at 63%.
CSK Dream11 Playing11:
CSK Playing 11 (expected):
Faf Du Plessis
MS Dhoni (C & WK)
Let’s take a look at some best picks for CSK vs DC Dream11 Prediction
Faf Du Plessis – He has been in good form with two fifties from two matches. The familiarity with the South African pacers K Rabada and A Nortje should help his cause.
S Watson – He was looking good against the Rajasthan Royals until he got dismissed off Tewatia. The Australian opening batsman will be looking to make up for it with a big score.
L Ngidi – His ability to hit the decks hard makes him a direct match-up to many of the DC batsman.
S Curran – The young Surrey all-rounder has been impressive with some cameos with the bat and some decent contributions with the ball.
DC Dream11 Playing11:
DC Playing 11 (expected) –
S Iyer (C)
R Pant (WK)
Let’s take a look at some best picks for CSK vs DC Dream11 Today Match Prediction
S Dhawan– His head-to-head record against the Super Kings is far too good and how he tackles the CSK’s pace bowlers will be the key.
R Pant – The devastating young batsman has a good head-to-head record against CSK and if he can see off Ngidi then we’re in for a treat.
K Rabada – The presence of grass on the pitches in Dubai will make him more dangerous in the PowerPlay and he has the pace to dominate in all other phases too.
R Ashwin – He has a good head-to-head record against most CSK batters and if fit, he will be a valuable fantasy option.
CSK vs DC Dream11 Team Match-Ups
The SouthPaws of DC
S Dhawan and R Pant as discussed above have enjoyed success against CSK in the past. The presence of Chawla and Jadeja at CSK should play into the hands of Delhi Capitals with Dhawan, Pant and Hetmyer all three capable of taking those spinners on. How they would negotiate the fast bowlers especially L Ngidi will determine their fortunes.
CSK vs DC Dream11 Team Captain, Differential Picks
Team Composition Preferences –
1). All Rounders – Pick more of seam-bowling allrounders than spin bowling allrounders.
2). Batsman – Target more left-handed batsman and some top-order bats as per the fantasy order.
3). Bowlers – Go for hit the deck pacers in Rabada and Ngidi. Buy some death bowlers too for some cheap wickets.
4). Wicket-Keeper – Pant has a slight edge over MS here and it won’t be a bad option to go with both.
Having more DC players in the CSK vs DC Dream11 Match Prediction team is preferable.
Captaincy Picks –
Any top-order left-hand batsman from DC line-up would be a good choice. From CSK, either one of Faf or Watson is ideal. If you’re looking at an out-of-the-box approach make one of Rabada or Ngidi as captain.
Differential Picks –
S Hetmyer – The West-Indian batsman has some great skills and can take on the spinners with ease which was evident in the Caribbean Premier League. If he sees off Ngidi, he will dominate the other bowlers.
K Jadhav– He hasn’t had a great start to the IPL with some mediocre scores, but his off-spin value will come to the fore if MS decides to employ him against the left-handed army of Delhi Capitals, thereby raising his fantasy stakes.