Cricket match date: 01st May 2019
Cricket match time: 08:00 pm IST
Cricket match location: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Indian Premier League 2019
Team A: CSK
Team B: DD
Team A Captain: MS Dhoni
Team B Captain: Shreyas Iyer
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Cricket Match Preview:
Delhi Capitals (DC) have done the unthinkable. After 12 cricket games in the tournament, they are at the number one position. For the first time in six years, they have managed to reach the playoffs. Their opponents for this cricket game though, Chennai Super Kings (CSK), are no strangers to a playoff spot. In fact, there has not been any IPL which CSK have been part of that they have not made to the playoffs.
DC, led by young Shreyas Iyer, have done a wonderful job for the franchise this year. Not only have they reached the playoffs, but the brand of cricket that they have played this year will win them lots of fans for upcoming seasons as well. The core of their team that includes skipper Iyer along with Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant and Kagiso Rabada is likely to stay the same for years to come and there might be lots of success in store for them.
This is exactly what CSK do not have. While their present looks perfect, their future is not quite sure. The likes of MS Dhoni, Shane Watson, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh and Suresh Raina are in the last leg of their career and fans of CSK do not know until when they will be able to see them in action. For now, though, they are a force to reckon with and there is no stopping them unless you are Mumbai Indians (MI).
The biggest challenge for both teams in this match is going to be the pitch of Chepauk. So far, the pitch has played differently each time and no team is quite sure about the kind of score that should be match-winning here. MI showed in their last cricket game here that one can defend the total of around 150 here as the pitch has ample help for bowlers in the second half of the cricket game.
With some very experienced and talented spinners in both lineups, the batsmen will have their task cut out for this cricket game. Both teams will be looking to finish within the top two and with just a couple of games to go, it is well within the grasp of both sides.
Cricket Match Information:
CSK will take on DC for the second time in this Indian Premier League (IPL). As of now on the points table, DC are at the first position, whereas CSK are at the second position.
Chennai Super Kings
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
CSK will be led by ever so dependable MS Dhoni. Under his leadership, they have been three-time champions and have reached the playoffs yet again. Our prediction is of changes to their lineup. Faf du Plessis and MS Dhoni might make a comeback to the lineup for this cricket game.
Here is our prediction of CSK’s playing XI:
- Shane Watson
- Faf du Plessis
- Suresh Raina
- Ambati Rayudu
- MS Dhoni
- DJ Bravo
- Kedar Jadhav
- Deepak Chahar
- Harbhajan Singh
- Imran Tahir
- Ravindra Jadeja
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
DC are being led by Shreyas Iyer. They have qualified for their first playoff spot since 2012. Our prediction is a similar lineup that played their last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of DC’s playing XI:
- Shreyas Iyer
- Rishabh Pant
- Shikhar Dhawan
- Ishant Sharma
- Prithvi Shaw
- Colin Ingram
- Sandeep Lamichhane
- Axar Patel
- Kagiso Rabada
- S Rutherford
- R Tewatia
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
MS Dhoni has been crucial to CSK’s success in this IPL. His team has struggled with their batting in the matches he has sat out. Our prediction is of a good knock from the skipper.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The pitch in Chennai has not been high-scoring in this IPL. The teams have managed to defend even 150 odd runs in the tournament here. Scores of around 120 have been difficult to chase this year. Our prediction is of another score of around 150. Conditions are expected to be hot and humid.
CSK will begin this game of cricket as favourites. They are playing on their home ground where they have played brilliantly against all teams. Hence, our prediction is of another CSK’s victory.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Shane Watson (CSK) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Imran Tahir (CSK) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Rishabh Pant (DC)
Chennai Super Kings – 1.64
Delhi Capitals – 2.15
*odds may change anytime