Delhi Capitals would like to get rid of the problem of opening the innings against Chennai

Navi Mumbai, May 7 (PTI) Delhi Capitals will have to find the right batsman to open the innings with David Warner in their IPL match against Chennai Super Kings on the verge of being knocked out of the playoff race on Sunday. return to the top four.

Delhi are currently ranked fifth out of ten teams and have ten points from ten matches. In the last match, they defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 21 runs.

On the other hand defending champions Chennai are almost out of the tournament and there is no hope for them to enter the playoffs. Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s team are ninth with six points from ten matches and will not only have to win the rest of their matches but also pray for favorable results in the other matches.

The problem in front of Delhi is not being able to find the right partner of Warner. Prithvi Shaw 28 in nine matches. He could only score 259 runs at an average of 77. Mandeep Singh was replaced in the last match, 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 previous 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.

In the bowling, spinner Kuldeep Yadav has taken 18 wickets, pacer Khaleel Ahmed has 14 and Shardul Thakur has taken ten wickets but all have proved costly. However, Kuldeep has been extremely successful this season and his lost confidence is back. Delhi’s bowling has been strengthened with the return of Anrich Norkea.

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.

Teams :

Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja (Captain), Moeen Ali, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa, Mitchell Santner, Chris Jordan, Adam Milne, Devon Conway, Shivam Dubey, Dwayne Pretorius, Mahesh Tikshna, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Tushar Deshpande, KM Asif, C Hari Nishant, N Jagadeesan, Subranshu Senapati, K Bhagat Verma, Prashant Solanki, Simarjit Singh, Mukesh Chaudhary.

Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant (Captain), Ashwin Hebbar, David Warner, Mandeep Singh, Prithvi Sauv, Rovman Powell, Anrique Norkia, Chetan Sakaria, Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kamlesh Nagarkoti , Lalit Yadav, Mitchell Marsh, Praveen Dubey, Ripple Patel, Sarfaraz Khan, Vicky Ostwal, Yash Dhul, KS Bharat and Tim Seifert.

The match will start at 7.30 pm Indian time.