Sharjah: The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) campaign is back on track with the skilful captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) but he faces a stiff challenge from the Delhi Capitals (DC) here this evening in the next match of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Have to face.
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Whatever strategy Dhoni adopted in the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad proved to be effective and his team will try to show a similar game against Delhi to maintain their hopes in the season. Whether it was to field Sam Curran as the opener or to end the quota of fast bowler Deepak Chahar using 7 bowlers, Dhoni’s strategy was successful in the last match.
Dhoni got leg-spinner Piyush Chawla to only one over and that too in the 16th over. He showed more trust in Ravindra Jadeja and Karna Sharma. There is every possibility that Chennai will again come down with 3 spinners on Sharjah’s continuously slowing wicket. The role of spinners has been important in Sharjah and it was also seen in the last 2 matches when the teams won by good performance of the slow bowlers.
Chennai Super Kings probable playing XI: Sam Curren, Faf Duplesey, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper and captain) Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma
The entire team of Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Sentner , Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curren, N Jagadishan, KM Asif, Monu Kumar, R Sai Kishore, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Karn Sharma.
Chennai now face the team which is confident with the consistently good performance. For Delhi, South African fast bowlers Kagiso Rabada and Enrich Nortje have handled the bowling very well. Enrich Nortje bowled at a speed of 156.2 kmph in the match against Rajasthan Royals. In the spin department, R Ashwin and Akshar Patel bowled impressively, while in the last match, fast bowler Tushar Deshpande made his debut in the IPL memorable.
The Delhi team, however, is worried about the fitness of captain Shreyas Iyer, who suffered a shoulder injury in the previous match. Iyer is in very good form and he has also led the team well. If he does not play today, then Delhi will miss his batting and calm leadership. Delhi wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant is already out due to injury.
The team will hope to start well with the talented Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan. If Iyer does not play, the responsibility of Ajinkya Rahane and Marcus Stoinis will also increase in the middle order. At the same time, in the absence of Rishabh Pant, wicketkeeper Alex Carey is also expected to make a big innings.
Delhi Capitals probable playing XI: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wicketkeeper), Akshar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada, Enrich Nortje
Full Team of Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (captain), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Akshar Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Chemo Paul, Daniel Symes, Mohit Sharma, Enrique Nottje, Alex Carey (Wicketkeeper), Avesh Khan, Tusshar Deshpande, Harshal Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav.
Toss Time: Indian time today at 7:00 pm
Match Start Time: Indian time today at 7:30 pm
field: Sharjah Cricket Stadium