On Saturday (17th October) evening, Delhi Capitals (DC) are facing Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Sharjah Cricket Stadium (Sharjah) in the 34th match of the IPL 2020. It is their second meeting this season.
Both teams are playing their ninth match of this season. While Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals are currently in the 2nd position in the IPL 2020 points table with 12 points (6 wins and 2 loses), MS Dhoni-led CSK are standing in the 6th position in the same points table with 6 points (3 wins and 5 loses).
They met for the first time in the ongoing IPL 2020 during the 7th match of this season at Dubai (DSC) on 25th September 2020. During that game, Delhi Capitals ended their 3-match losing streak against CSK after beating their opponents by 44 runs.
IPL 2020, Match 34: Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings (DC vs CSK) – Toss Report
Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat first. CSK made only change in the playing XI as Kedar Jadhav replaced Piyush Chawla.
Dhoni said, “We’ll bat first. There’s nothing on the surface, no grass. Looks like a fresh wicket. I am happy with a lot of things. We didn’t commit a lot of errors in the last game. We need to continue doing that. You are always under pressure in IPL, I feel it’s a good thing to have. We have made change. In place of Piyush Chawla, we have Kedar Jadhav.”
Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer confirmed that they made no alteration in the playing XI.
Iyer said, “It’s better now (talking about his injury). We will be giving him (Pant) one more game rest. We are playing with the same team. The boys are really motivated. This is going to be a good challenge, looking forward to it. Till the last ball we need to fight. We are not giving up at any situation. Our mindset is such that we fight till the end.”
IPL 2020, Match 34: Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings (DC vs CSK) – Playing XIs
Chennai Super Kings (CSK): Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C/wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma
Delhi Capitals (DC): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (C), Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje