IPL 2018, DD vs CSK Match Preview: Will MS Dhoni outshine already eliminated Delhi Daredevils?

18 May 2018, 12:52 PM
Delhi Daredevils vs Chennai Super Kings Match Preview
Delhi Daredevils vs Chennai Super Kings Match Preview

Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Daredevils will lock horns with MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings on Friday at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi.

In the last match played at the MCA’s International Stadium in Pune, Chennai Super Kings outshined Delhi Daredevils and won the game by 13 runs.

Chennai Super Kings has already qualified for the Play-offs and they are at the number two spot in the Standings while Delhi Daredevils are at the floor of the Points Table with just three wins.

On one hand CSK is considered as one of the most consistent team in the Indian Premier League, on the other hand, Delhi Daredevils has struggled in every season of the tournament.

Now, the picture of the Play-offs is quite clear and Delhi Daredevils will not be able to make it through the next level this year but it will be interesting to see whether DD manages to clinch win against CSK which will help up building up morale in the coming match against Mumbai Indians.

Talking about the batsmen on both sides, Delhi Daredevils has Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer and Prithvi Shaw in the squad who have scored on every occasion they come out in the middle while Chennai Super Kings has in-form Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu who are very crucial for the team.

In bowling department, DD has Trent Boult as the leading wicket-taker for the team and Amit Mishra as the most economical bowler in the side while CSK has Deepak Chahar and Dwayne Bravo as a huge asset.

Match Predictions - Statistically, in the 17 matches played between the two Chennai Super Kings has won 12 times and Delhi has to settle with just five wins.

The favourite pick for today’s match will be Chennai Super Kings because of their consistent performance in the tournament and strong batting line-up.

First Published: Friday, May 18, 2018 12:38 PM
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