Cricket match date: 26th March 2019
Cricket match time: 08:00 pm IST
Cricket match location: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Indian Premier League 2019
Team A: DD
Team B: CSK
Team A Captain: Shreyas Iyer
Team B Captain: MS Dhoni
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Cricket Match Preview:
The cricket carnival has begun in India and it has started to take its own shape already. The defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have already begun with aplomb and message has gone across to all the other teams in the competition. The old war horse is ready yet again and is coming to conquer. Amidst this, Delhi Capitals (DC) will have to contend with CSK in their second cricket game of the competition.
A lot was expected from the first cricket game of this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL), where CSK took on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). It was Dhoni versus Kohli and yet a lot was decided by the Chepauk stadium pitch, which played its own course. The pitch was not what both teams expected it to be. Only one game had been played on this cricket ground in the last three years and that cricket game produced the scores of over 200 runs by CSK and Kolkata Knight Riders.
However, this time around, there were a lot of turns on the pitch and they were not conducive for stroke play. As a result, RCB could not quite get adjusted to the pitch and got bowled out for only 70 runs. What became clear though is the preparation and adaptability of CSK and Dhoni as a skipper. He went in with just three overseas players and filled the lineup with many spinners.
Such is the kind of challenge that Shreyas Iyer, Delhi’s skipper, will have to face in his next cricket game. He has a young squad, but youth brings fearlessness and that is something one needs while taking on a side like CSK. Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant will be crucial to their cause and if together they can have a good IPL, it will go a long way in deciding the fate of DC.
CSK only went in with three overseas players in their first cricket game, but they will not do the same in their next game at Delhi. Faf du Plessis might be included in the next cricket game as his form has been stupendous for South Africa lately. Their pacer Shardul Thakur did not bowl a single over in the first game but he will be needed in the second game of cricket. Such is the depth of CSK that their man-of-the-match in the previous game, Harbhajan Singh, might have to sit out of the next game.
Cricket Match Information:
DC will take on mighty CSK in their second cricket game of the tournament. While CSK have already won their first cricket game of the tournament against RCB, Delhi are yet to play their first game of the tournament by the time this piece is being written.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
DC will be led by young batsman Shreyas Iyer in their first ever tournament. They were earlier known as Delhi Daredevils and were led by Iyer in the IPL 2018 for the latter half of the tournament. Our prediction is of a similar lineup that played their last cricket game in IPL 2018.
Here is our prediction of DC’s playing XI:
- Shreyas Iyer
- Rishabh Pant
- Shikhar Dhawan
- Trent Boult
- Prithvi Shaw
- Colin Ingram
- Hanuma Vihari
- Axar Patel
- Colin Munro
- Avesh Khan
- R Tewatia
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 begun well. Our prediction is of changes to their lineup. Faf du Plessis might be included in the lineup, whereas Harbhajan Singh might be out.
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
- Shardul Thakur
- Imran Tahir
- Ravindra Jadeja
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Prithvi Shaw is set to make a comeback after suffering from an injury recently. He will be opening the innings for DC. His fearless approach will be exciting to watch. Our prediction is of a good performance from him in the next cricket game.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The last international cricket ODI cricket played here recently was between India and Australia in 2019. That game saw India failing to chase down the total set by Australia. The pitch in Delhi has historically had a low bounce. Our prediction is of a score of around 160 this time around. Conditions are expected to be dry.
CSK will begin this game of cricket as favourites. They are coming off a big victory against RCB in their previous cricket game. Hence, our prediction is of the continuation of that dominance.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Ambati Rayudu (CSK) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Imran Tahir (CSK) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Rishabh Pant (DC)
Delhi Capitals – 1.83
Chennai Super Kings – 1.83
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