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IPL 2018: Delhi Daredevils vs Chennai Super Kings Match Preview: CSK aims to set back against DD

IPL 2018: Delhi Daredevils vs Chennai Super Kings Match Preview: CSK aims to set back against DD
Written by Abhishek Lohia

The team of Delhi Daredevils, led by new captain Shreyas Iyer, has returned to victory. Now on Monday, his match-taking score is from the Chennai Superkings running on top. While the Delhi team is eager to maintain their chances, Chennai will be desperate to win after losing the match against the Mumbai Indians on Saturday. Daredevils were struggling under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir, but in the previous match played under Shreyas’ captaincy, they defeated Kolkata Knight Riders in their home ground. However, coach Ricky Ponting’s team is at the bottom of the table. There are only two wins in seven games in his account. To remain in the playoff race, he needs to continue the winning streak.

Delhi Daredevils

Delhi will expect their captain Shreyas Iyer to perform as they did with 93 runs against KKR. Apart from Iyer, opener Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and Colin Munro have to perform better. Australian Maxwell has been successful in doing good start but failed to convert it into a big inning.

Chennai Super Kings

Runs are coming from captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s bat, and Ambati Rayudu is also in the form. Shane Watson and Dwayne Bravo are also contributing their runs. These batsmen are capable of making big scores against Delhi bowling attack. Coach Stephen Fleming will also be happy that Suresh Raina has achieved the rhythm with an unbeaten 75 against Mumbai. There is also depth in Chennai’s batting due to Sam Billings and Ravindra Jadeja.

Superkings will be concerned about their bowling side. In the previous game, Mumbai’s batsmen scored runs easily against them. They need a strong return. The difficulties on the bowling front for Chennai have also increased because Deepak Chahar, who could not complete his third over against Mumbai, has been out for several weeks due to the strain in the muscles. The experienced spinner Harbhajan Singh will be responsible for the spin department.

Predicted XI: Shane Watson/David Willey, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Sam Billings, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Mark Wood, Shardul Thakur

Predicted XI: Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan

Raina vs Delhi Daredevils: Raina has been struggling against DD scoring only 491 runs with an average of 28.88 from 20 innings.

Harbhajan vs Delhi Daredevils: No one has taken more wickets against Delhi Daredevils in IPL than Harbhajan’s 21. He averages 20.19 against them at an ER of 6.68.

About the author

Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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