It is now or never for both Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals who will be colliding in the second qualifier which will be played at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.
It has been a tough journey for the Delhi based franchise who made it to the playoffs after a span of 7 long years, and here they are now in the second qualifier going head to head against the defending champions Chennai Super Kings. The win in the eliminator against SRH was their first knockout win of IPL which made them go one step closer to glory. The youth brigade has been exceptional in this season and would be keen to make their way into the finals.
As far as the Super Kings are concerned, they haven’t missed out on a playoffs berth ever since the tournament came into existence. They lost to Mumbai Indians by 6 wickets in the first qualifier which took place at the Chepauk in Chennai, which forced them to play this second qualifier.
Both teams will be raring to go especially when this is their last opportunity to feature in the final. The intensity would be high on either side which will make this battle an intriguing one for sure.
Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings, Indian Premier League 2019, Qualifier 2
10th May 2019, 08:00 PM IST
Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium
Total Matches Played: 20
CSK (179-4, 20 overs) defeated DC (99, 16.2 overs) by 80 runs, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
The surface will assist the stroke-makers with the new ball as it is quite easy to knock the ball around when it is. Spinners do get some purchase off the surface later on.
Delhi Capitals – Shreyas Iyer (c), Colin Ingram, Sandeep Lamichhane, Axar Patel, Bandaru Ayyappa, Manjot Kalra, Avesh Khan, Chris Morris, Hanuma Vihari, Ankush Bains, Colin Munro, Amit Mishra, Keemo Paul, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Ishant Sharma, Sherfane Rutherford, Trent Boult, Rahul Tewatia.
Chennai Super Kings – MS Dhoni (c), Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Murali Vijay, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM AsifDeepak Chahar, Ambati Rayudu, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis, , Scott Kuggeleijn, Monu Kumar, N Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Dhruv Shorey.
Delhi Capitals – Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Munro, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Amit Mishra, Keemo Paul, Trent Boult/Chris Morris/Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishant Sharma, Sherfane Rutherford, Axar Patel.
Chennai Super Kings – MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Murali Vijay, Dwayne Bravo, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis, Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson
Faf du Plessis