DC vs CSK Dream11 Prediction: The fight for the final four is heating up in Indian Premier League Season 13 and every match has its importance as teams are at a stage where they cannot afford any mishaps. Knowing this Delhi Capitals, who are not in the race to finish in top-four but in top-two, will take on Chennai Super Kings, who for their first time since the inception of this cash-rich league, are struggling to be in top-4. Delhi have 6 wins from eight matches and are ties in terms of points with leaders Mumbai Indians, while CSK have 3 wins from eight matches and are at 6th place. Chennai would know that to be in the top-4 the team must reach the 16 point-barrier which means they have to win five out of their next six matches starting tonight. Delhi, who have been unlucky with the injuries, will know that Chennai will come hard at them but they now know how to beat them as they already have done it once earlier this season.
Indian Premier League Season 13
Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings
Date – Saturday, 17 October 2020
Time: 7:30 PM (IST); 6:00 PM (Local Time)
Venue – Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Pitch Report: In the last match played here, RCB vs KXIP, we saw the pitch slowing up and spinners getting the turn but we also witnessed that it still remains a good wicket to back yourself and clear the boundaries. So far, teams batting first have won 5 out of the 7 games played here and captain winning the toss should opt batting.
Team News DC: Rishabh Pant had a fitness test but the news is that he still isn’t ready to go and Delhi would give him some more time to recover. Captain Shreyas Iyer also injured his shoulder in the match against Rajasthan Royals while fielding but DC management is saying he will play this match as his injury is not severe.
Team News CSK: Chennai had a good outing in their last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad and are expected to play the same team. Chennai have a balanced side with as many as seven bowling options and good hitters in the late order and its all about the players clicking for them.
Here are DC vs CSK Dream11 Playing 11
DC Playing 11 (probable)
1 Prithvi Shaw
2 Shikhar Dhawan
3 Ajinkya Rahane
4 Shreyas Iyer (capt)
5 Marcus Stoinis
6 Alex Carey (wk)
7 Axar Patel
8 R Ashwin
9 Kagiso Rabada
10 Tushar Deshpande
11 Anrich Nortje
CSK Playing 11 (probable)
1 Faf du Plessis
2 Sam Curran
3 Shane Watson
4 Ambati Rayudu
5 MS Dhoni (capt, wk)
6 Ravindra Jadeja
7 Dwayne Bravo
8 Deepak Chahar
9 Piyush Chawla
10 Shardul Thakur
11 Karn Sharma
Shikhar Dhawan: Dhawan may not look like a game-changer but he is a big contributor up top for Delhi and has been consistent and good against world-class bowlers. He came up with a 33-ball 57 in the win against RR and has a good strike-rate of 131 in the powerplay. Indeed, he is a safe-bet in DC vs CSL Dream 11 Prediction Match.
Shane Watson: Watson was slow to start in the tournament but has got to his best with 189 runs in his last four innings. Watson loves batting against DC and has 200 runs against them since 2018. He is a big unit and has the ability to clear the small Sharjah boundaries with mishits.
Kagiso Rabada: Rabada has been sensational in this IPL and is the current holder of the Purple Cap with 18 wickets in 8 innings at an average of 12! The South African speedster has proved to be DC’s biggest match-winner and the confidence he has in his ability is reflecting in the rest of the squad too.
Faf du Plessis: The South African veteran has seen a bit of a drop in his form after a brilliant start but he will remember the last time he batted in Sharjah where he scored a 37-ball 72. Faf likes taking sometime before he gets going and with Sam Curran coming to open with him, he will have that luxury.
Anrich Nortje: We all expected Rabada to be good for Delhi but never expected Nortje to be so good. The young South African is outbowling Rabada when it comes to pace and has taken 10 wickets so far at an economy rate of 7.3. What makes him a serious threat is the damage he does in the powerplay and has taken 4 wickets at an economy of 6.8 in that period. We back him to make a positive impact in DC vs CSK Dream11 Today Match Prediction.
Sam Curran: Curran is now one of the very few players who opens both the batting and the bowling for his team. With 9 wickets so far, he is Chennai’s leading wicket-taker and his strike-rate with the bat is 190!