DC vs CSK Dream11 Prediction: Chennai Super Kings face a stern test of stopping the juggernaut of Delhi Capitals today. CSK have returned to winning ways and still are very much in the hunt for the play-offs while Delhi Capitals have gone from strength to strength this year. This match will be played at Sharjah and will be an evening game. We will preview DC vs CSK Dream11 contest.
Delhi Capitals completed a come-from-behind win in their last match against Rajasthan Royals. Batting first, DC were pegged back early by Jofra Archer strikes. But Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer came together for a crucial partnership for the 3rd wicket. Both made 57 & 53 runs respectively to help DC put 161 runs on the board. In reply, bowlers pulled things back after an explosive start from Rajasthan top order. All the bowlers presented good accounts for themselves but fast-bowlers were impressive particularly. Anrich Nortje and Tushar Deshpande took a couple each to help DC defend the total comfortably in the end.
Chennai Super Kings were under pressure going into their last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. They tried something different and decided to use their left-hand option in Sam Curran at the top. The move paid dividends straight away as Sam Curran played a cameo of 31 to hand CSK a quick start. Faf du Plessis was dismissed on a duck but Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu contributed with 40s in the middle overs. MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja gave a final push to CSK’s innings as they posted 167 runs. In reply, CSK bowlers were clinical and never allowed SRH any chance to chase down that score on a slowing surface. Dwayne Bravo and Karn Sharma scalped a couple each while others also chipped with breakthroughs at regular intervals.
In head-to-head comparisons, Chennai Super Kings are dominant team against Delhi Capitals in the past years. CSK have won 15 matches while 7 matches have gone DC’s way in 22 matches played between these two teams. CSK have maintained a lead of 3-2 over DC in the last 5 matches. In the first meeting this year, Delhi Capitals beat Chennai Super Kings comfortably at Dubai.
Sharjah has remained the high-scoring venue of three for this year’s IPL. 200+ scores were a routine in the earlier matches played here but scores have come down since the last week. Pitches are getting slower and slower as the matches go by but batsmen should still enjoy Sharjah than the other venues. One side of boundaries would be significantly shorter than the other depending upon which pitch is being used today.
Fixture name: Delhi Capitals Vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 34, IPL 2020
Competition: IPL 2020
Date: 17th October 2020
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Stadium: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Delhi Capitals: 02, Chennai Super Kings: 03, Tie: 00
Delhi Capitals: Matches- 8, Win- 6, Loss- 2, Points- 12, Standing- 2nd
Chennai Super Kings: Matches- 8, Win- 3, Loss- 5, Points- 6, Standing- 6th
Delhi Capitals: WLWWW
Chennai Super Kings: WLLWL
Royal Challengers Bangalore (171/6, 20 Overs) lost to Kings XI Punjab (177/2, 20 Overs) by 8 wickets, 15th October 2020.
Let’s take a look at the squad news and DC Vs CSK Dream11 predictions for today’s encounter.
Faf du Plessis
WK: MS Dhoni
Batsmen: Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson
All-rounders: Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Sam Curran
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Shardul Thakur
Wicket-keeper: MS Dhoni
Batsmen: P Shaw, S Dhawan, F Du Plessis, A Rayudu, S Watson
All-rounder: M Stoinis, S Curran
Bowlers: A NOrtje, K Rabada, S Thakur
Captain Choices: F du Plessis, P Shaw
Vice-captain choices: A Rayudu, S Curran
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As per our Today Match Prediction, Delhi Capitals are a superior team in every aspect of the game but Chennai Super Kings are just beginning to find their mojo. With pitches getting slower, you cannot take CSK for granted. Only because of the venue being Sharjah, Delhi Capitals should close out the deal with their batting firepower today.