Indian Premier League 2020: Chennai Super Kings vs. Delhi Capitals, Match No. 7

Match predictions

Winners Prediction: Chennai Super Kings won their opening match against Mumbai Indians and lost their next match against Rajasthan Royals. Delhi Capitals won their opening match in a thrilling super-over finish. CSK has a better middle order when compared to the Delhi team and will have the upper hand in this contest owing to their better head-to-head record. We expect CSK to win this match. 

Score Prediction: Dubai will be a tough pitch for the batsmen with slow track and uneven bounce playing a big factor. The average score at this venue will be around 160 runs. Spinners will play a huge role and pacers will work on their variations big time.

Toss Prediction: Chasing is the best option with dew expected to play a big role in the latter half of the match.  

Predicted Playing XI

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS: MS Dhoni (C & Wk), Shane Watson, Faf Du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Kedhar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Murali Vijay/Rituraj Gaikwad, Deepak Chahar

DELHI CAPITALS: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Mohit Sharma

MATCH FACTS

  • CSK has the psychological advantage over DC with a 15-6 Head-to-head win-loss ratio in IPLs so far.
  • CSK won all three matches they played against DC last season.  
  • CSK pacers have 11 wickets while spinners have just 6 wickets. For DC pacers took 4 wickets and spinners took 3 wickets. 

Players to Bet on

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS

  1. Faf Du Plessis – Du Plessis have back to back fifties in the two matches and looks to be in excellent form off late.  We expect him make a big contribution in this match too.
  2. Shane Watson – Watson looked good for his 33 runs off 21 balls in the chase. He smashed 4 sixes in the power play and we expect him to make a big score in this match.  
  3. Sam Curran – Sam Curran was all-round performer for CSK with the bat and ball. He has 4 wickets in the two matches and made crucial contributions with the bat too. 

DELHI CAPITALS

  1. Shreyas Iyer – Iyer played superbly for his 39 ruins in the last match smashing massive sixes of spinners.  We expect him to make him to make a big score at the top of the order in this match. 
  2. Marcus Stoinis – Stoinis had a superb match scoring 56 runs and then picking up 2 crucial wickets in the last over to tie the match. 
  3. Kagiso Rabada – Rabada bowled superbly claiming 4 wickets (two in the match and two in the super over). He was the standout performer with the ball for the Delhi Capitals. 

DREAM XI Picks

Wicket-Keeper: MS Dhoni (CSK), Rishab Pant (DC)

Batsmen: Shane Watson (CSK), Faf Du Plessis (CSK), Shreyas Iyer (DC), Prithvi Shaw (DC)

All-rounders: Sam Curran (CSK), Marcus Stoinis (DC)

Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada (DC), Ravichandran Ashwin (DC), Deepak Chahar (CSK)

Captain: Faf Du Plessis (CSK) or Shreyas Iyer (DC)

Vice-Captain: Sam Curran (CSK) or Kagiso Rabada (DC)

CSK – Chennai Super Kings

DC – Delhi Capitals

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