MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings after thrashing Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opening game of the IPL 2019, will now fly to Delhi to take on Delhi Capitals in the 5th fixture of Indian Premier League 2019 on 26th march at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium, Delhi. Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings have won their respective opening match and would be looking forward to maintaining their momentum.
Delhi Capitals, on other hands, proved the world that they shouldn’t be taken lightly and are serious contenders for the title this season with a tremendous victory against Mumbai Indians on Sunday.
Talking about the match, Mumbai won the toss and elected to field first, Delhi came up to bat, and a terrific knock of 78 runs in 27 balls by Rishabh Pant helped Delhi Capitals to give a mammoth target of 214 runs in 20 overs. Mumbai Indians came on to bat in the second innings and was expected to win the match because of home side advantage, but the top order batsmen struggled to stay on the pitch and were all out on 176 runs.
Delhi and Chennai have faced each other 18 times in the IPL history, and Chennai has thrashed Delhi 12 times, whereas Delhi has defeated Chennai 6 times. CSK definitely has an upper hand when it comes to head-to-head record.
When and Where:
DC vs CSK, Indian Premier League
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
26th March 2019
Last Five matches:
DC: W, W, W, L, L
CSK: W, W, W, W, L
Delhi Capitals: Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Amit Mishra, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Jalaj Saxena, Trent Boult, Harshal Patel, Chris Morris, Hanuma Vihari, Bandaru Ayyappa, Axar Patel, Ankush Bains, Shreyas Iyer (c), Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Tewatia, Avesh Khan, Nathu Singh, Rishabh Pant, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Prithvi Shaw, Manjot Kalra, Sherfane Rutherford
CSK: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Suresh Raina, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Kedhar Jadhav, Dhruv Shorey, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sam Billings, David Willey, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Mohit Sharma, Monu Kumar, KM Asif, Murali Vijay, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan.
CSK is expected to make no changes in their playing XI for Delhi capitals.
Faf du Plessis, Sam Billings, Mitchell Santner and David Willey will have to wait for a few more matches.
After an amazing win against Mumbai, Delhi Capitals are expected to step onto the field with the same playing 11.
Delhi capitals could bench Keemo Paul for the next game and can give a chance to Sandeep Lamichhane.
Probably playing 11:
Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir
Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (c), Colin Ingram, Rishabh Pant (wk), Keemo Paul/Sandeep Lamichhane, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult, Ishant Sharma
Pitch report: Feroz Shah Kotla has a slow pitch, so there will be no scope for pace bowlers. This pitch can get a lot of advantages to the spinner. 150-170 runs can be easily scored here because of short boundaries.
CSK vs DC Dream 11 grand League Prediction:
R Pant (vc)
R Jadeja (c)
Team 2: Spinners have an advantage here because of slow pitch
MS Dhoni (wk)
R Jadeja (c)
I Tahir (vc)
Team 3: R Pant is expected to play the same way, as he played against Mumbai
R Pant (wk) (c)
S Raina (vc)