DC vs CSK, Match 34, Indian Premier League 2020
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Saturday, October 17, 2020 07:30 PM
In the Indian Premier League 2020, we have Delhi Capitals squaring off against Chennai Super Kings at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.
DC and CSK will be taking each other on for the second time in this IPL in the doubleheader on Sunday evening at Sharjah. CSK pulled off a perfect win against the SRH and will try to repeat the same against the DC. DC is in a different league altogether this year. They are right at the top with 6 wins in 8 matches. The pace attack was on song against the RR whereas the spinners blocked the batting and ended up winning by 13 runs.
CSK have tasted a sweet win after few losses and claimed 6 points in 8 matches. They are in the sixth position after their win against SRH. With a much-improved bowling and good batting performances, they registered a 20 runs victory against the orange army.
Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings Dream11 Preview
DC is putting an all-round performance game by game. They are playing to their strength and executing their plans with no half measures. With the absence of Rishabh Pant, the combinations are looking a bit out of place but they still have managed to win the games.
Shaw scored his second golden duck this year. Probably bowlers have spotted his weakness and exploiting it constantly. Opener Shikhar Dhawan scored consecutive fifties in the last two matches. He scored 57 runs off 33 balls. Shreyas Iyer showed his class again with a fifty against his name. Rishabh Pant missed out again due to injury, Alex Carey getting a chance scored 14(13) whereas Marcus Stoinis looked scratchy in his 18 runs off 19 balls.
The spin bowlers are giving nothing away and bowling the perfect lengths. R Ashwin picked a wicket conceding only 17 runs in 4 overs. Axar Patel got the crucial wicket of Sanju Samson. Anrich Nortje is giving a nightmare to the batsmen along with his partner Kagiso Rabada. Nortje was clicking above 155kmph and got 2 wickets in 4 overs. Tushar Deshpande brought in for Harshal Patel picked 2 wickets against RR.
Shreyas Iyer is the leading run-scorer with 298 runs in 8 matches at an average of 42.57. Rabada is still wearing the purple cap for his 18 wickets in just 8 matches.
Three times champions CSK know how to win and showed that against SRH. They need 5 more wins in the remaining 6 matches to find a position in the top four. Tight bowling and mature batting helped them in Dubai. To exploit the powerplay overs Sam Curran was sent to open against SRH and he scored 31 runs off 21 balls with 2 sixes against his name. Du Plessis departed on a first-ball duck. Shane Watson and Ambati Rayadu weaved a solid partnership of 81 runs. Shane Watson with his 42 runs off 38 balls has taken his run tally to 241 runs in 8 matches. Rayadu contributed strongly to the total with his 41 runs.
Ravindra Jadeja was the man of the match against SRH. He scored 25(10) and picked one wicket. Bravo and Karn Sharma picked 2 wickets each. Bravo bowled the final over against SRH and conceded only one run. Shardul Thakur is bolstering the bowling and managed to pick 8 wickets in 5 matches. Sam Curran got one wicket as well in his 3 overs. Faf Du Plessis is the leading scorer with 307 runs in 8 matches. Sam Curran is the leading wicket-taker with 9 wickets in 8 matches.
DC vs CSK Head to Head Records
Total number of matches played: 21
Matches won by DC: 07
Matches won by CSK: 14
Last 5 match of DC vs CSK
DC: W W W L W
CSK: L W L L W
Who will win the match
CSK will win the match
DC vs CSK 34th Match Venue Details
Bowlers have found a way to restrict the total below 200 at Sharjah. The venue is still a favorite for the batsmen because of its small-sized boundaries. Delhi Capitals have won both their matches at Sharjah owing to the power hitter they hold on their side. A perfect condition for a complete 40 over match where the temperature will be near 26°C in the evening with a wind speed of 18km/h. The humidity will be 26% on the match day.
Average 1st & 2nd Innings Score: 149 & 131
Highest & Lowest Total: 215/6 (20 Ov) by AFG vs ZIM & 90/10 (19.1 Ov) by AFG vs NED
Heroic Chase & Lucky Defends: 140/3 (17.3 Ov) by AFG vs SCO & 154/8 (20 Ov) by ENG vs PAK
Delhi Capitals (DC) – Key Players
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) – Key Players
Faf du Plessis
DC vs CSK – Probable Playing 11
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (c), Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Chennai Super Kings: Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma.