An interesting contest will be on cards when Chennai Super Kings take the field against Shreyas Iyer led Delhi Capitals. One team snatched the victory from the jaws of defeat and one team looked unbeatable in their first game and gave up midway in their chase in the second game.
It is almost confirmed that CSK wont play Ambati Rayudu as they might not want to risk him by playing who is not fully fit. Their middle order lacked firepower without Ambati Rayudu even with the kind of depth they had, they just couldn’t get that momentum which Ambati Rayudu gave them in the first game.
Delhi Capitals have blown hot and cold in the only match they played against Kings XI Punjab. They had no business winning the match after some ordinary batting upfront and terrible bowling at death overs. Axar Patel was the only shining light to them as he finished his figures with 4 overs for 14 runs and one wicket. The injury to Ravichandran Ashwin didn’t help them either. He might as well miss some handful of games this season.
This is a competition between two spin heavy teams but CSK have taken the opposite route in this IPL of playing with 3 fast bowlers and just 2 spinners. Let us see today IPL match prediction by looking into the strengths and weaknesses of other teams.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Sam Curran has been a complete package for CSK and it is inspiring to see the way MS Dhoni handle the youngster. Though Piyush Chawla was dealt with rather easily in the previous game, his experience will always be handy on big grounds like Dubai
Delhi Capitals (DC)
Their batting order looked picture perfect and they hit the right chord right away by playing Shimron Hetmyer at 3 and Rishabh Pant at 5 with the calm and composed captain in Shreyas Iyer at 4. The only thing they need is a good opening partnership and that middle order is sure to do some damage big time.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Their bowling attack has been found out in the smaller grounds in Sharjah where CSK bowlers had no clue in containing the batsmen. Though the bigger boundaries in Dubai should help them, the form of Lungi Ngidi is a worrisome factor and with no news about Dwayne Bravo's availability for the game, MS Dhoni has task cut out in managing his resources yet again.
Delhi Capitals (DC)
They suffered a huge blow in Ravichandran Ashwin, their leader of the spin attack who got his shoulder dislocated when fielding of his own bowling. He just bowled one over in the previous game but caused enough damage and made an impact right away by picking 2 wickets in the over including the dangerous Nicholas Pooran. Their death bowling is another area which will be under scrutiny for one more time.
Form guide (last 5 games)
Chennai Super Kings playing11
Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Faf Du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaekward, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi
Delhi Capitals playing11
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shimron hetmyer, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Amith Mishra, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Mohit Sharma
CSK vs DC who will win today match prediction
According to the betting sites, in who will win today match section, CSK hold the upper hand
Bet 365: CSK- 1.80, DC- 2.00
Betway: CSK- 1.72, DC- 2.00
CSK vs DC Dream11 team for today’s match
The dream11 prediction for today’s match will see some quality players in action from both the sides.
Faf Du Plessis: The former South African captain has been in stupendous form in this IPL and has been enjoying the conditions on offer in UAE. He has scored 2 consecutive half-centuries already and is a must in fantasy teams.
Shreyas Iyer: He has been that calming influence in that DC batting lineup. With all the experience he has gained now, he will be the mainstay and one can expect him to score runs against this witty team.
Sam Curran: As mentioned earlier, he has been a complete package and can fetch points in all the facets of the game. He is a brilliant fielder as well. He is bowling overs at death and his cameos with the bat cannot be discounted. He should be a sure pick in the fantasy XIs.
Deepak Chahar: A strong contender for the purple cap holder. He has already shown enough signs of what he can do in the coming matches. He has picked 3 wickets so far. He bowls at death overs which is enough for him to find a place in the fantasy teams.
Other picks: Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja all can be quality picks in the fantasy teams.