Delhi Daredevils vs Chennai Super Kings
Delhi Daredevils would be locking horns with resurgent Chennai Super Kings for the 52nd match of the Indian Premier League at the Feroz Shah Kotla.
WHEN: 18 May, 8:00 pm
WHERE: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Though the pitch conventionally favours the batsmen, but in the past few years it has proceeded to remain slow and sluggish with slow-bowlers with all their subtle variations like cutters and knuckleball coming into play.
A warm evening could be expected for the clash.
HEAD TO HEAD:
DD have won: 12
CSK have won: 5
The Delhi Daredevils are placed at the bottom with just three wins from their last twelve games. They were outplayed by the Royal Challengers Bangalore by 5 wickets in their last outing.
Although youngster Abhishek Sharma and Sandeep Lamichhane were class apart in their debut match, they could not seal a win for their side. The hopes of making it to the playoffs for the Daredevils have been dashed. But, this win might help them some confidence.
Chennai Super Kings, have already qualified for the play-offs are playing to fetch few more points. The Dhoni-led side have exhibited a stellar season so far and they must be riding high on confidence after securing a win against the table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad.
They would be looking forward to carrying on their winning momentum when they face-off Delhi for the next clash.
- Colin Munro might get an opportunity to play in the next fixture.
- Junior Dala remains a doubtful starter.
Rishabh Pant, Junior Dala, Prithvi Shaw, Vijay Shankar Shreyas Iyer, Jason Roy/Colin Munro, Abhishek Sharma, Trent Boult, Harshal Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Amit Mishra, Liam Plunkett
- They might replace Harbhajan and Willey for their expensive overs.
- Sam Billings would feature in the playing XI.
MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Billings, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, David Willey, Harbhajan Singh, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi
PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR:
- Rishabh Pant is the leading scorer for the side.
- Trent Boult is the leading wicket-taker for the side with 15 scalps to his side.
- Ambati Rayudu is the only CSK batsman to cross the 500-runs mark.
- Shardul Thakur is the leading bowler for the side.
Chennai Super Kings have dominated the tournament of Indian Premier League so far and comfortably seated at the second spot, whereas the Delhi Daredevils are placed at the bottom and already out of the race to the playoffs. Thus, the visitors walk in as favourites today.