CSK vs DC Dream11 Prediction: It is still early days in the competition but teams would want to remain in top half of the points table. The main advantage for the early wins will mean that teams aren’t playing catch-up all the time. Chennai Super Kings will take on Delhi Capitals in 3rd match of their campaign before they go into a short break. We will preview CSK vs DC Dream11 contest.
In the last match against Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings were up against it at Sharjah. Sanju Samson and Steve Smith feasted on CSK bowling with a flat pitch and short boundaries. All the bowlers went for a journey except Deepak Chahar and Sam Curran. Lungi Nagidi and Piyush Chawla were particularly expansive as RR put on a massive 216 runs on the board. In reply, Shane Watson started off briskly but could not convert into a significant score. Only Faf du Plessis was able to bat for long as wickets continued to tumble at the other end. Some late blows from Faf and MS Dhoni meant that CSK made exactly 200 and saved their Net Run Rate for the better.
Delhi Capitals should be high on confidence after winning an improbable match against Kings XI Punjab. Batting first, they were rocked early by some magnificent fast-bowling of Mohammad Shami as they found themselves at 13 for 3. Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant combined for a crucial partnership before Marcus Stoinis applied the finishing touches with a 21-ball half-century. Delhi Capitals posted a very competitive 157 runs on the board. In reply, Kagiso Rabada and Ravichandran Ashwin scalped a couple each to peg KXIP back significantly. But Mayank Agarwal resisted and single-handedly took KXIP to the brinks before Marcus Stoinis defended a solitary run from the last 3 balls. The match ended in a tie and Kagiso Rabada put on a fast-bowling masterclass in the super over to concede only 2 runs. Delhi Capitals won the match comfortably in the one over eliminator.
In head-to-head comparisons, Chennai Super Kings have made it a pretty one-sided affair till now with 15 wins from 21 matches played between them. Delhi Capitals were victorious on 6 occasions from those encounters. CSK have been dominant recently as well by winning 4 out of last 5 matches played between them. Last year, CSK beat DC in the qualifier to reach the final. Delhi Capitals were bowled out for just 84 runs while chasing 177 when both teams met last time here in UAE.
The same pitch will be used from the previous match between RCB & KXIP yesterday. The pitch looked better for the batting compared to the last strip. Ball was coming on to the bat nicely and there was some bounce and carry for the fast-bowlers as well. With dew expected to settle in during the second half, captains would still want to bowl first here. The weather will remain clear for the day in Dubai.
Fixture name: Chennai Super Kings Vs Delhi Capitals, Match 7, IPL 2020
Competition: IPL 2020
Date: 25th September 2020
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Stadium: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Chennai Super Kings: 04, Delhi Capitals: 01, NR: 00
Chennai Super Kings: LWLWL
Delhi Capitals: WLWWL
Kings XI Punjab (206/3, 20 Overs) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (109, 17 Overs) by 97 runs, 24th September 2020.
Let’s take a look at the squad news and CSK Vs DC Dream11 predictions for today’s encounter.
Faf du Plessis
WK: Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni
Batsmen: Shreyas Iyer, Shimron Hetmyer, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis
All-rounders: Marcus Stoinis, Sam Curran
Bowlers: Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Deepak Chahar
As per our Today Match Predictions, Delhi Capitals look a better unit overall on paper compared to Chennai Super Kings. If Delhi Capitals play to their abilities, they should win this game but you can’t take anything for granted against this Chennai outfit. They have always punched above their weights and Delhi will still have to play their best cricket to take two points this evening.