Delhi Capitals hope to finish campaign on a high as Chennai Super Kings-sized challenge awaits in home conditions
In a war of two old rivals, Delhi Capitals will be going head-to-head against Chennai Super Kings in a battle of extremes in terms of the points table. Second-placed Chennai Super Kings have secured seven wins from 13 games with a net run rate of +0.381. Delhi Capitals haven’t been in the best of form of late and have managed to clinch five wins so far which has left them reeling in the ninth position of the points table.
Chennai Super Kings will be coming to this battle on the back of a defeat against the Kolkata Knight Riders as their batters somehow lost steam against a resurgent Knights’ bowling unit. Shivam Dube smashed an unbeaten 48 while Devon Conway posted a warring 30. Deepak Chahar was the pick of the lot with figures of 3/27, but that wasn’t enough for the Yellow Army to get in the line for a win.
Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, probably produced one of the finest performances in the latest edition of the IPL, running roughshod over the Punjab Kings in a clinical display. Rilee Rossouw was in sizzling touch with an unbeaten 82 from just 37 balls while Prithvi Shaw fired home his maiden half-century of the season. Ishant Sharma continued his decent run, registering figures of 2/36 while Anrich Nortje was back with a bang with identical figures as Ishant, with both the batting and bowling units combining to fuel the Capitals to a win.
A victory for the Chennai Super Kings will get them that all-important playoff berth in the ongoing edition of the tournament while a defeat can open up the doors for LSG, MI and RCB. Currently, in second place, CSK will want to win and win big, with LSG hot on their heels for a spot in Qualifier 1. As for DC, a win from this clash will only be a matter of pride to end their campaign on a high in front of home fans.
Head to head:
Matches played: 28
Match: Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Date: 20th May, 2023
Time: 3:30 PM
Chennai Super Kings:
MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Shaik Rasheed, Subhranshu Senapati, Ben Stokes, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Nishant Sandhu, Bhagath Verma, Ajay Mandal, Deepak Chahar, Sisanda Magala, Matheesha Pathirana, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary, Simarjeet Singh, Prashant Solanki, Tushar Deshpande.
David Warner (C), Axar Patel, Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje, Mitchell Marsh, Sarfaraz Khan (wk), Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Mustafizur Rahman, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Chetan Sakariya, Lalit Yadav, Ripal Patel, Yash Dhull, Rovman Powell, Pravin Dubey, Lungi Ngidi, Vicky Ostwal, Aman Khan, Phil Salt, Ishant Sharma, Mukesh Kumar, Manish Pandey, Rilee Rossouw, Abhishek Porel