Cricket match date: 10th May 2019
Cricket match time: 07:30 pm IST
Cricket match location: Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
Cricket match format: T20
Tournament: Indian Premier League 2019
Team A: CSK
Team B: DC
Team A Captain: MS Dhoni
Team B Captain: Shreyas Iyer
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Cricket Match Preview:
Delhi Capitals (DC) have won their first playoff competition in 11 years. They beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the eliminator by two wickets and will now face Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the second qualifier. CSK lost the first qualifier against Mumbai Indians (MI). The final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played on 12th May at Hyderabad.
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 has won them a lot of fans as well. The core of their team, which 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 it is MI.
CSK will look for a new hero to rely on in this occasion. MS Dhoni has pulled them out of trouble on multiple occasions and CSK’s over-reliance on him is increasingly evident. Their top order has been a problem, with Shane Watson and Suresh Raina not among runs. If either of those two gets back in form, CSK will look a different side.
DC are missing the services of Kagiso Rabada now, but they have not been hampered too much as shown in the eliminator. Their bowling has definitely lost a bit of an edge, but their batting is looking in great form now. With Prithvi Shaw’s return to form, their batting is looking even better than before. They bat all the way down to number nine and that will be a big advantage for them going forward.
Cricket Match Information:
CSK will take on DC for the third time in this IPL. This will be the second qualifier of the tournament; the winner of this cricket game will go to play against MI in the final, whereas the loser will go out of the tournament.
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 once again. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last 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 now won their first playoff in more than a decade. Our prediction is the same 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 Munro
- Kemo Paul
- Axar Patel
- Trent Boult
- S Rutherford
- R Tewatia
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Rishabh Pant has not fired yet against CSK in two meetings so far in the tournament. However, he has looked in fantastic touch in other cricket games. Our prediction is of a good knock from the wicketkeeper-batsman in the second qualifier.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The pitch in Vizag looked good for batting in the eliminator. Scores of around 160 have been competitive this year. Our prediction is of another score of around 160. Conditions are expected to be hot and humid.
CSK will begin this game of cricket as slight favourites. They have a good record against DC and have won both their cricket games quite comfortably against them in the group stage. Hence, our prediction is of another CSK victory.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Shane Watson (CSK) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Imran Tahir (CSK) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
MS Dhoni (CSK)
Chennai Super Kings – 1.80
Delhi Capitals – 1.95
*odds may change anytime