Delhi, March 26, Tuesday at 08:00 PM IST
The IPL 2019 caravan arrives in the National Capital, as the rejigged Delhi Capitals gear up to host the defending champions Chennai Super Kings at the iconic Feroz Shah Kotla on Tuesday evening. Both the sides have made a winning start to the tournament and will be looking to continue their run.
The clash also brings up the first open challenge of IPL 2019 between young Rishabh Pant and experienced MS Dhoni. Rishabh Pant was seen challenging MS Dhoni in one of the IPL 2019 promotional teasers and he looks all set after his blistering 78 of 27 balls against Mumbai Indians on Sunday. Delhi Capitals thrashed Mumbai Indians by 37 runs in the opening fixture and Rishabh Pant was the man who created the difference with his knock of 78 runs off just 27 deliveries.
It will be interesting to watch him play against Chennai Super Kings at his home ground. So, can he pull out another blinder or will MS Dhoni get over him easily with his calmness and strategies? Will watch it tomorrow.
On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings look all relaxed and chilled out after the convincing 7 wickets win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the tournament opener. The spin trio- Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir and R Jadeja booked Royal Challengers Bangalore for mere 70 runs at MA Chidambaram with their turns and can prove out to be the game changer again at Feroz Shah Kotla.
The Kotla pitch is expected to be sluggish like the one in Chennai and if it turns out to be true, CSK will be the favourites to win the clash.
Total – 18
Delhi Capitals – 06
Chennai Super Kings – 12
Chennai Super Kings – 03
Delhi Capitals – 02
The wicket at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi is expected to get slowish with the passage of time. Spinners can come into action in the latter part of the game. Expect the side winning the toss to bat first.
Avg 1st inn score: 157
Avg 2nd inn score: 143
Highest Total: 202/3 (20 Ov) by IND vs NZ
Lowest Total: 120/10 (19.3 Ov) by SL vs RSA
Highest Chased: 159/3 (17.1 Ov) by Eng vs NZ
Lowest Defended: 142/7 (20 Ov) by Eng vs AFG
Here’s how the two sides may lineup –
CSK Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – MS Dhoni
Batsmen – S Watson, A Rayudu, S Raina (D: Faf du Plessis)
All-rounder – K Jadhav, R Jadeja, D Bravo
Bowlers – Harbhajan Singh, I Tahir, D Chahar, S Thakur/D Willey
DC Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – R Pant
Batsmen –P Shaw, S Dhawan, S Iyer, C Ingram
All-rounder –Axar Patel, R Tewatia
Bowlers – K Rabada, I Sharma, T Boult, K Paul/S Lamichhane
Chennai Super Kings –
Shardul Thakur, N Jagadeesan, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni (c), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, David Willey, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Sam Billings, Mohit Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Murali Vijay, KM Asif
Rahul Tewatia, Bandaru Ayyappa, Nathu Singh, Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Amit Mishra, Colin Ingram, Jalaj Saxena, Trent Boult, Chris Morris, Hanuma Vihari, Axar Patel, Ankush Bains, Shreyas Iyer (c), Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Rishabh Pant, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Manjot Kalra, Colin Munro, Harshal Patel, Sherfane Rutherford
In wicketkeeper, both MS Dhoni & R Pant are perfect picks. Both come to bat in middle order.
Big Hitters – R Pant, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, S Dhawan
Mighty all-rounders – R Jadeja, D Bravo
Pace attack – T Boult, K Rabada & D Chahar
Spin abilities – Imran Tahir, R Tewatia
Possibilities – Faf du Plessis can get to play for CSK while DC can rope in S Lamichhane depending upon the pitch
DC wins the toss and will bat first
Amit Mishra comes in for T Boult
No change for Chennai Super Kings
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