CSK vs DC Preview: The Sportsrush presents before you full preview of the 50th match of IPL 2019 between Super Kings and Capitals.
The two teams at the top of the points table take on each other in this battle of the champions. Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals are both on 16 points and are the only two teams to have qualified for the playoffs already.
When they take on each other at Chennai, both these teams would want to ensure a win and increase their chances of finishing in the top 2 and have 2 cracks at making it to the finals.
The Chennai Super Kings are hitting a bit of a low towards the end of the tournament and have lost three of their last 4 matches. The absence of captain MS Dhoni seems to have greatly affected the CSK.
Their batsmen need to contribute much more than they have been. It’s high time they fire. The bowlers also need to keep maintaining their line and length which they could not do in the last match.
Delhi Capitals seem to be peaking at the right time and have won 3 matches in a row now. They need to keep playing as a team. The top order has contributed significantly and the bowlers have been absolutely brilliant.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 30, 2019
In spite of suffering a comprehensive loss, the Super Kings might not make too many changes to their team. If MS Dhoni decides to sit out of this game as well, CSK might go unchanged in this match as well. Stephen Fleming has made it clear that they will continue to back their players.
The Delhi Capitals would be excited to play on the turning pitch at the Chepauk. They have some quality spinners in their squad and would expect them to make a great impact. The Capitals would also want to go unchanged and keep their winning combination intact in this game as well.
Pitch and Weather Prediction
The Chepauk has been a rank turner in the initial stage of the tournament. However, it is slowly starting to play much better with the ball coming on to the bat. The average score has increased significantly but the bowlers and especially, the spinners are still the kings on this pitch. Their impact might determine the outcome of the match.
There will be a significant cloud cover over Chennai as the table toppers clash against the second placed CSK. There will be very little dew as a result. Temperatures will remain around 32°C with a slight chance of rainfall around 7pm just before the match.
Considering the unpredictable nature of the pitch and the past records of both these teams, the team which wins the toss would bowl first and chase down the score.