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Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. If CSK wins this match, the points will reach the top-5 of the table.
The 34th match of the 13th season of IPL is being played between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Sharjah. Chennai won the toss and decided to bat. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni made a change in the playing eleven. Kedar Jadhav replaced Piyush Chawla. At the same time, there was no change in the Delhi team. Captain Shreyas Iyer, who was injured in the last match, is fit. They are playing matches.
This is the second match between the two teams in the season. In the previous match, Delhi had defeated Chennai by 44 runs. Such Chennai will have a chance to avenge their previous defeat to Delhi. If Delhi wins this match, then the points will reach the top in the table.
Delhi: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carrie (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada and Enrich Nortje.
Chennai: Sam Karan, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur and Karn Sharma.
Kagiso Rabada in superb form
Delhi fast bowler Kagiso Rabada is in excellent form. He has so far captured the Orange Cap with 18 wickets. Apart from him, Enrich Nortje is 8th in the list with 10 wickets. Ravichandran Ashwin and Akshar Patel are also performing brilliantly. This is Tushar Deshpande’s second match in the league. He impressed everyone with his performance in debut.
Delhi batsman in excellent form
Delhi Capitals batsmen are in excellent form. Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer and Marcus Stoinis are all scoring runs. Shreyas had to sit out in the last match due to a shoulder injury during fielding. However, Dhawan took the captaincy and gave the team an easy win.
Sam Karan took the most wickets for Chennai
All-rounder Sam Karan has taken the maximum 9 wickets for Chennai. In the last match, Karan had played a brilliant innings while opening for the team in batting. After the match, Dhoni praised him and said that he is a complete cricketer. Apart from Karan, Shardul Thakur has taken 8 wickets so far in the season.
Faf du Plessis Orange Cap vying
Faf du Plessis of Chennai is third in terms of scoring the most runs in a season. He has scored 307 runs so far. Apart from these, Shane Watson has scored 241 runs in the team. Ambati Rayudu is third in the team with 192 runs.
Expensive players of delhi-chennai
Captain Dhoni is the most expensive player in CSK. The team will give him Rs 15 crore a season. He is followed by Kedar Jadhav, who will get Rs 7.80 crore this season. At the same time, Rishabh Pant is the most expensive player in Delhi with 15 crore and Shimron Hetmyer worth Rs 7.75 crore.
In Delhi form, Chennai’s performance is nothing special
Under the captaincy of Shreyas Iyer, Delhi Capitals have performed brilliantly in the season. Delhi have won 6 out of the 8 matches played so far in the season and they remain in the top-2 with 12 points. At the same time, Chennai’s form has been nothing special in the season. Chennai are sixth with 6 points. Chennai won 3 out of 8 matches in the season and lost 5.
Delhi is the only team that has not played the finals so far; Chennai won the title 3 times
Delhi is the only team that could not play the final till now. However, Delhi reached the semi-finals in the tournament’s opening two seasons (2008, 2009). At the same time, Chennai, captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, won the title twice in 2010 and 2011 in a row. The last time this team became champions in 2018. Chennai has also been the runner-up of the IPL five times (2008, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2019).
Chennai has the highest success rate in IPL
Chennai has the highest success rate of 60.17% in IPL. Cisa Ska has played a total of 173 matches so far. 103 matches won and 69 matches lost. One match was inconclusive. At the same time, the success rate of Delhi is 45.08%. Delhi has played a total of 185 matches so far. 83 matches won and 100 losers. 2 matches were inconclusive.