DC vs CSK Dream 11 Prediction: This will be the second match of the doubleheader in the Super Saturday where Delhi Capitals will lock horns with Chennai Super Kings at Sharjah. Both teams started their campaign with victories but DC’s graph has been on the up while CSK’s are on the down ever since their first win. The last time these two teams faced off each other Delhi Capitals registered a resounding win by a margin of 44 runs. This should’ve been a one-sided contest but the injury cloud surrounding Delhi Capitals and the change in thinking from CSK side makes it an even contest.
Delhi Capitals are right at the top of the points table with 12 wins from 8 games and are just a few wins away from reaching the playoffs but injuries to R Pant, S Iyer and the ruling out of I Sharma and A Mishra could have an adverse effect on their performances. Their bowling attack has been one of the best this season and it was evident in the way they pulled off the win against RR which they had no business of losing. Iyer had an injury scare last game with him hurting his shoulder while fielding but looks like he’ll play this game while R Pant should return to the eleven after sitting out a couple of games due to hamstring injury. If Pant returns, Hetmyer will replace Carey while T Deshpande should retain his place.
Chennai Super Kings have managed only 6 points from 8 games so far but a victory here will boost them to the No.4 spot with all the teams having similar points at this stage of the tournament. They departed from their usual formula and promoted S Curran to open which worked like a charm with the left-handed allrounder scoring 31(21) providing some firepower at the top but whether he can repeat the same against the likes of Rabada, Nortje and Ashwin remains to be seen. Chennai Super Kings doesn’t change their squad often especially after a win and they’re more likely to stick with the same team.
Decks at Sharjah have slowed down a lot which is evident from the dropping of scoring rates in the last three matches where teams have struggled to reach 180. There’s some assistance for spinners at this venue but the short boundaries along with dew will still favour the batsmen.
DC vs CSK Dream11 Playing 11 –
DC Playing 11 (probable)
S Iyer (C)
Let’s take a look at some best picks for DC vs CSK Dream11 Prediction
P Shaw – He has scored 202 runs from 8 games so far and was looking in great form. But he has been dismissed for cheap scores in the last 3 games and would look to get back with a big one against CSK against who he cracked a match-winning 64 in their last encounter.
R Pant – He’s a doubtful starter for this game but if he plays he has all the tools to succeed against CSK’s bowling attack. His career record against CSK also makes for good reading with 222 runs at an average of 44.40.
K Rabada – The Purple cap holder is on a wicket-taking spree this season bagging 18 wickets from 8 games and he has never gone wicketless in his last 22 matches in IPL.
A Nortje – We all looked in awe when he cranked his pace up to 156kph to dismiss Buttler. With CSK batting unit’s struggles against high-end pace, he’ll surely be amongst the wickets.
DC vs CSK Dream11 Playing 11 –
CSK Playing 11 (probable)
F Du Plessis
MS Dhoni (WK & C)
Let’s take a look at some best picks for DC vs CSK Dream11 Today Match Prediction
S Curran – He has gained 404 Dream11 points so far this season thanks to his all-round prowess. With the promotion to bat at the top and the fact that he most often completes his bowling quota he’s a must pick.
Faf Du Plessis – Similar to Shaw, the last three matches haven’t gone his way in terms of runs. He still occupies the 3rd place in the Orange Cap holders list and he’s the best bet for CSK to counter DC’s pace bowlers.
D Chahar – He has been finding some swing in the last couple of games which puts him in some good stead to get some early wickets for CSK. He has dismissed P Shaw 4 times in IPL and was so close to dismissing him in their previous encounter too.
S Thakur – He didn’t start the season for CSK but still finds himself at the second spot for the highest wicket-takers list for CSK this season bagging 8 wickets from 5 matches with his cross-seam variations and death bowling skills.
Team Composition Preferences –
1). All Rounders – There’s a lot of differential picks available in this category and try to use it to your advantage.
2). Batsman – Pick a mixture of top-order batsmen and some quality middle-order bats.
3). Bowlers – Try not to overload from this category and give more importance to DC’s pacers.
4). Wicket-Keeper – A direct shoot-out between Pant and Dhoni here. Pant has the highest probability to succeed in this match though.
Having more DC players in the DC vs CSK Dream11 Match Prediction team is preferable.
Captaincy Picks –
Choose one of the top-order batsmen from both teams as your captain or make one of those utility all-rounders as the captain. If you want to go out of the box, choose either one of Rabada or Nortje as your captain.
Differential Picks –
S Hetmyer – If he does play, slot him in as your differential with his ability to take on CSK’s legspinners and their medium pacers.
R Jadeja – He might not offer much with the ball this match especially if Pant and Hetmyer are in but his batting come handy with CSK top-order’s vulnerability against the likes of Rabada and Nortje.