Delhi Daredevils V Chennai Super Kings Match Preview
Match number 52 of IPL XI is between two teams who were supposed to be in opposite footing than they are at the moment when people had a look at their squads after auction.
It is hard to make out what is wrong with Delhi Daredevils. They were astute at auction to put together a great squad that had possibly the best bench strength, they met with well-versed and two times IPL troply holder Gautam Gambhir, they tied into one of the sharpest cricketing minds Ricky ponting as head coach but nothing could polish there destiny and they are near certain to finish on the steerage again (for the fourth time in aggregate).
Over, it is majestic Chennai Super Kings who have shut lots of mouths by booking a seat in playoffs for the 9th time in 9 efforts. It is the miracle of yellow jersey that Shane Watson who was looking like to be in twilight of his cricketing career is among top run getters in this season. Dhoni’s magic comes into play as well when you see Ambati Rayudu hitting a century and might even win orange cap this season.
Though this match is inconsequential in the context of points table but it can be an interesting one for viewers as both teams have some players who are in top form this year and cricket fans will be also witnessing a contest between Rishabh Pant and Ambati Rayudu for getting closer to ‘Orange Cap’.
● Team News :
○ Delhi Daredevils :
Likes of Gurkeerat Singh, Manjot Kalra, Sayan Ghosh and Jayant Yadav deserve the opportunity as DD’s run is about to get over but it will be depend on team management.
Prithvi Shaw, Manjot Kalra, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Vijay Shankar/Gurkeerat Singh, Glen Maxwell, Abhishek Sharma, Trent Boult, Amit Mishra, Junior Dala, Sayan Ghosh.
○Chennai Super Kings :
Dhoni has quoted many times that he doesn’t look for changes in playing eleven often unless he is not forced to do so caused by injuries. They are likely to remain same.
Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Sam Billings, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, David Willey, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur.
●Head to head :
●Recent form :
○CSK – W L W L W
○DD – L L L W L
● Match Details:
•Date :- 18 April 2018
•Times :- 8 PM IST
•Venue :- Feroz Shah Kotla, delhi
•Broadcast :- Star Sports and Hotstar.
● Approaching Milestones :
○Dhoni needs 26 more runs to get entry in 4000 IPL runs club.
○Ambati Rayudu needs 49 more runs to complete his 3000 IPL runs.
● Writer’s View :
Though CSK is placed at number two in points table but for them problems like weakness in death bowling and relatively weaker fielding side have cropped up time and again. As a result they have not been enough consistent about winning so far. Delhi Daredevils on their home ground is really capable of raking up Chennai’s shortcomings and hand their followers a delightful night.