CSK Vs DC match Preview Highlights:
- The Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings will play against each other in the symbolic 50th match of the IPL on Wednesday, 1st May 2019
- The match slated for an 8:00 pm start will see the toss take place at 7:30 pm along with the team announcement telecasted on Star Sports 1, 2, Select HD 1, Hindi/HD
- Both the sides find themselves sitting in the top 2 position in the ranks with the 16 points from 12 matches. Delhi just about manage to outdo CSK to first place on virtue of a better net run-rate
CSK Vs DC match Preview
Rank 1 vs rank 2. An equation that promises to bring to us an emphatic affair, one that will have profound consequences on how the final league table shapes up. With just the 2 matches left for either side in the Indian Premier League, both the franchisees will be looking to go into the knock-out stages on the virtue of a strong momentum.
In what is supposed to be a rehearsal for the first qualifier, this match is not just an encounter to decide who ends the group table in pole position but also offers both the units an opportunity to expose the weaknesses in either side. In CSK and DC, we have two of the most profound sides this season, teams who’ve on a consistent and persistent basis stamped their authority on the tournament, storming every sides’ castle with clinical ease.
A CSK side will in particular be looking for a win after they suffered their worst defeat of the season in their previous encounter against the Mumbai Indians. In a match where they had sent out a heavily diluted side, CSK were outplayed comprehensively to be put down in a runaway win for the opposition by 49 runs.
CSK Vs DC match Preview
On the other hand, things couldn’t get better for Delhi who added on to their tremendous outside from home form with a win at the Feroz Shah Kotla. A spectacular batting performance was paired by a scintillating bowling display as the entire team came together to deliver a compelling and defiant performance against the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
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What is set to make the encounter a gruelling affair is the fact that the Kings have been so strong this season in their stadium with 4 wins out of the 6 matches they’ve contested in at the venue. On the other hand, the Capitals have been an enigma to watch away from home. They’ve been extremely resilient and defiant outside the Feroz Shah Kotla, blowing past units with comprehensive ease.
CSK Vs DC match Preview – Key Battles
Kagiso Rabada Vs Shane Watson
By no stretch has this been the same year for Sane Watson as the previous one. He’s come up with one good inning in the 12 matches he’s partaken in till now, something that has been a cause of concern for CSK throughout the season. On the contrary though, what bodes well for the outfit is that he’s starting to regain his form as we head into the knock-out matches and with Faf du Plessis expected to miss out again, he’ll need to score big alongside Vijay.
It will be no mean task for him though with Delhi giving the new ball to the purple cap holder Rabada who with 25 wickets in 12 matches has been more than efficient. Watson’s travesties against the fast, swinging and jabbing back in pace deliveries are well known as Rabada will be eyeing up his chances in this encounter.
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Imran Tahir Vs Colin Ingram
While Delhi’s top 3 are coming up with the runs, it’s the middle-order that persists to be a cause of concern for the unit. Underwhelming and tentative batting has seen the side throw away the advantage given to it by the batsmen at the top of the pile and on a pitch that will favour the bowlers, Ingram will come into play.
He’ll most likely come in at a time when CSK have Tahir operating for them. In Ingram, Delhi have a batsman who won’t find it a travail to play the ominous spinning delivery and if he gets set, Delhi can make the most of the middle overs.
CSK Vs DC match Preview – Probable XI
Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C, WK), Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir.
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Ingram, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Axar Patel, Chris Morris, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma
CSK Vs DC match Preview – Match Details
Match Number 50, CSK Vs DC
Date and Time: 1st May, Wednesday- 8:00 pm
Television: Star Sports 1, 2, Select HD1, Hindi/HD
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