The problem in front of Delhi is not being able to find the right partner of Warner. Prithvi Shaw could only score 259 runs in nine matches at an average of 28.77. In the last match, he was replaced by Mandeep Singh, who has managed to score only 18 runs in three matches. Warner has so far scored 356 runs in eight matches and scored an unbeaten 92 in the last match against Sunrisers. Captain Rishabh Pant and Mitchell Marsh have not been able to convert good starts into big innings. Rovman Powell of the West Indies has regained momentum after a poor performance in the first few matches.
bowlers are looting runs
In the bowling, spinner Kuldeep Yadav has taken 18 wickets, fast bowler Khaleel Ahmed has 14 and Shardul Thakur has taken 10 wickets but all have proved expensive. However, Kuldeep has been extremely successful this season and his lost confidence has also returned. Delhi’s bowling has been strengthened with the return of Anrich Nortje.
Troubled by injury and form
Chennai, on the other hand, have been troubled by players’ injuries and poor form. Deepak Chahar and Adam Milne have been ruled out for the entire season due to injuries while Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ravindra Jadeja have been battling poor form. Ambati Rayudu, Dhoni, Shivam Dubey and Moeen Ali have done well in pieces. Devon Conway has scored 144 runs in three matches. In the bowling, Mahish Teekshana, Mukesh Chowdhary and Dwayne Bravo have got wickets but they have been expensive.
Face to face:
- Total Matches – 26
- Chennai won – 16
- Delhi won – 10
- MS Dhoni is 4 fours away from the figure of 500 fours in T20 cricket. Apart from this, his name will become 200 sixes from CSK as soon as he hits 6 sixes.
- Rishabh Pant’s name will be 4000 runs in T20 cricket as soon as he scores 30 runs.
- After scoring 49 runs, Robin Uthappa will become the seventh batsman to score 5000 runs in IPL.
Probable Playing XI:
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c, wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Simranjit Singh, Mukesh Choudhary, Mahish Teekshana
Delhi Capitals: David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Anrich Nortje
pitch and weather
Both big and small scores have been seen on DY Patil’s pitch. The bowlers have restricted runs in the last four matches, but it was raining runs in the last four matches. If two big teams are colliding, then this time a high scoring match can be seen here. The effect of dew can be seen.