IPL CSK vs DC Qualifier match preview: Tantalising clash for a spot in the final

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IPL CSK vs DC Qualifier match preview Highlights:

  • The Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings will indulge us in the myriad second qualifier of the Indian Premier League on 10th May, Friday
  • The match which will be played at 7:30 pm will see the toss occur at 7:00 pm along with the arrival of the team news
  • A spot in the final awaits the winner of this intriguing encounter against the Mumbai Indians. DC come into the match with a win against SRH while CSK have to play this on the virtue of a defeat against MI

IPL CSK vs DC Qualifier match preview

IPL CSK vs DC Qualifier match preview

This is the moment that the Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings showed show much endurance throughout the entire season to reach. It’s the second qualifier on 10th May, an encounter that is set to be a cracker of a match with either side looking to give it one last incredible surge as they look to reserve their place in the final of the tournament and cap off what has been a piquantly successful season for them.

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Both sides have had to face different fortunes to make it to this stage of the tournament. While the Super Kings have seen their season slump, go on a slide with 5 defeats in 7 matches, Delhi have hit peak form at the right moment. The side from the capital have been ruthless and rejuvenated, wiping the floors with teams left, right and centre to burst into the door of Qualifier 2.

CSK find themselves given a second chance to make the pinnacle clash after having been decimated by the Indians in the first qualifier in their own stadium. It was a fiasco by them on the day, one that saw all their gaping holes be exposed as their weakness came to the forefront to show that this was to the solid side everyone was expecting after the first half.

IPL CSK vs DC Qualifier match preview

Elsewhere, Delhi have been a real revelation this season, elevating the level of their performances to put downsides with rampant ease. The patrons of an unprecedented season, they got one better of SRH in the eliminator to fight it out for one last time in their battle to reach the final.

IPL CSK vs DC Qualifier match preview – Key Battles

Rishabh Pant Vs Imran Tahir

He’s started picking up form for Delhi at the right time, hitting a half-century in their final group stage encounter against the Royals before 49 against the Sunrisers. Playing on a venue where the ball will come nicely onto the bat as was shown during the eliminator between DC and SRH, Pant can come up with yet another good innings that see Delhi establish themselves in the encounter.

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The one glaring weakness in Pant’s batting is his consistency and the ability to fully soak in the narrative of the game. He fails to play out as per the circumstances, lashing out at every ball irrespective of the course the match finds itself taking. And he always suffers against spin, especially the leg spinners with the ball coming into him leaving him beleaguered on how to get bat on it.

IPL CSK vs DC Qualifier match preview

Rashid Khan proved to be too hard for him to face in Delhi’s previous encounter and Imran Tahir will be a real handful against him as well. At number 4, Pant occupies a position in Delhi’s middle-order that is a crucial juncture for them. Get him out early and CSK have negated Delhi’s threat of upping the ante in the middle part of the innings.

Ambati Rayadu Vs Trent Boult

Ever since Rabada was recalled by South Africa as a precautionary measure, Boult has failed to step up and make his presence felt among the Delhi pace battery. He was torn apart against CSK, plundered for runs by Martin Guptill in a spell that didn’t even see him get his full quota of 4 overs.

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Boult’s biggest problem has been his ability to settle into his grove and get the ball to dance to his tunes. He’s suffered the aberration of not getting an extended stay in Delhi’s playing XI the entire season, something that has left him out of rhythm for this vital encounter for the franchisee.

However, Boult will relish the task of bowling to Rayadu who finally delivered for his side in the first qualifier. Rayadu is known to have massive problems against the ball that comes in at a treacherous pace, deviating into him and with Boult’s stupendous ability to get the ball to move both ways one of his biggest weapons, Rayadu will be persistently peppered. This is going to be an engrossing battle, one that could give massive confidence to whoever manages to win it.

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IPL CSK vs DC Qualifier match preview – Probable XI

Chennai Super Kings

Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c &wk), Murali Vijay, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir

Delhi Capitals

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Chris Morris, Colin Munro, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Keemo Paul, Amit Mishra, Trent Boult

IPL CSK vs DC Qualifier match preview – details

Qualifier 2 IPL 2019, CSK Vs DC

Date and Time: 10th May 2019, 7:30 pm

Television: Star Sports 1,2, Select HD1, Hindi/HD in both English and Hindi commentary 

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