IPL 2019: Match 5 - Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings - Pitch Report

IPL 2019: Match 5 – Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings – Pitch Report

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Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings will lock horns with each other in the fifth match of the Indian Premier League 2019. Both teams had got to winning starts in their season’s opener and would like to carry their good form going. Chennai Super Kings had won the first match against Royal Challengers Bangalore by seven wickets. Meanwhile, Sportzwiki brings you the Pitch Report.

On the other hand, Rishabh Pant had got off to flying start as the combative southpaw batsman scored a quickfire knock of 78 runs from 27 balls. The pugnacious batsman had scored seven sixes and as many fours in his blistering knock.

MS Dhoni, Shreyas Iyer
Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.

Both teams will like to continue their form.

Meanwhile, the Delhi pitch is known to help the spinners. Consequently, the spinners of both teams can come into action. Furthermore, the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium is a small ground and a lot of boundaries will be on display.

In fact, the team winning the toss is expected to bowl first. There is no grass on the pitch and the ball will come slower on the bat in the second innings.

“This is typical Kotla. Devoid of grass. The ball has turned the most on this venue. The team winning the toss might want to chase on this wicket,” explains Sanjay Manjrekar in his pitch report.

Shreyas Iyer, Delhi Capitals, MS Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings
Shreyas Iyer. BCCI/IPL.

Meanwhile, both teams will like to continue the impetus. On the other hand, Harbhajan Singh had breathed down the neck of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first match of the season.

The average batting score is 163 on the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium. Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer has won the toss and has decided to bat first. In fact, MS Dhoni also wanted to bowl first. Consequently, both teams have got what they wanted to do.

The hosts have brought in Amit Mishra in place of Trent Boult and they are playing with only three overseas players. On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings have remained unchanged in their playing XI.

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