Not many times in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has a Delhi franchise sat on top of the IPL points table. Hell, they haven’t even made the play-offs since 2012, but this re-branded Delhi Capitals unit seems to be doing the trick, defying all odds to be on top of the table after 12 games this season. Now, they play the IPL’s most consistent team in their backyard – Chennai Super Kings.
It’s experience vs youth as Delhi is the youngest team in the competition and CSK has an average squad age of 30+. Delhi is coming into this game with a streak of 3 consecutive wins while Chennai have lost 3 of their last 4 games, two of which saw them without the calm and composed leadership of MS Dhoni. Keep reading this article for our complete Dotball (Sign-up here) fantasy preview of the CSK vs DC game…
- Tournament: Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019.
- Date: 1st May 2019, 8:00pm IST
- Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
- Capacity: 50,000+
- Series status: IPL 2019 round robin stage.
Form (recent first)
- CSK: L W L L W
- DC: W W W L W
- In the reverse fixture, CSK beat DC by 6 wickets.
- Head to head, CSK lead DC, 13-6.
- Rishabh Pant averages 45+ against CSK.
- Average 1st innings score here – 174 runs.
- Jadeja vs RHB in IPL 2019 – 165 balls, 161 runs, 9 wickets.
Chennai has had a lot of team changes in IPL 2019 unlike any other season. Last game, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja and Faf du Plessis were absent with illness. While the latter two have recovered, MS Dhoni is a highly doubtful starter for this game. Automatically then, Rishabh Pant becomes your wicket-keeper choice unless CSK decide to play Sam Billings in place of du Plessis.
Murali Vijay struck the ball pretty cleanly in CSK’s last loss to Mumbai and it would be harsh if he lost his place, so I’m guessing the team may decide to retain him over Rayudu or Jadhav, who have been the slowest strikers in the entire competition. Going at less than 6 rpo and picking up so many wickets against right handers, Ravindra Jadeja has been brilliant for CSK but DC have a lot of left-handed batsmen and the home team may be tempted to bring in Mitchell Santner for Jadeja.
We’re expecting no changes in the Delhi side, as they wouldn’t want to disrupt winning combinations. First and foremost, pick Kagiso Rabada. With 25 wickets in 12 match in IPL 2019, he is untouched as the Purple Cap leader and he’s in my fantasy team as a normal player. Next person you can’t miss today is Sandeep Lamichhane on a extremely spin-friendly Chidambaram pitch.
Lamichhane went wicketless in his last game but picked 8 in 5 games prior to that. Pack your team with spinner from both CSK as well as DC. Get Amit Mishra over Axar Patel even though the former only has 6 wickets in 7 games this season. With six 40+ scores this season, Shreyas Iyer is a must-pick today and for the rest of the season. Not a lot of quality all-rounders today so pick specialists as your captain/vice-captain.
CSK vs DC Betting
CSK vs DC betting
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