Today’s match will see table toppers Chennai Super Kings take on Delhi Daredevils at Raipur from 8.00PM onwards.
With Chennai almost qualified for the playoffs they would like to continue their winning momentum where Delhi would like to make a good fight and give a fright to Chennai Super Kings. Chennai Super Kings won their previous match by 12 runs whereas Delhi lost to Sunrisers by small margin. When these two sides met in this year’s edition Chennai Super Kings won a thriller securing a win by 1 runs.
These two sides met in this year’s edition on 9th April at Chennai. Chennai Super Kings innings got off to flying start with Dwayne Smith and McCullum putting a 20 runs first wicket stand in just 1.2 overs. Dwayne Smith scored 34 while Faf Du Plessis’ 32 and Dhoni’s 32 was a good effort by Delhi Daredevils bowlers to restrict Chennai Super Kings to 150. While chasing no batsmen in the top order was able to score runs as Albie Morkel played a brilliant innings of 73 not out and Delhi Daredevils were able to score only 149 for 9 losing the match by 1 run.
Before going to national duty McCullum has been in great form for Chennai Super Kings. In the previous match against Rajasthan Royals, he made an important 81 where other batsmen were struggling to hit shots. Against Delhi Daredevils today he would like to play an aggressive innings and sign off the IPL 8 season with a bang.
Ravindra Jadeja –
Ravindra Jadeja was not in good form before the previous match. His confidence was low but Dhoni persisted with him. Against Rajasthan Royals, he bowled a match winning spell picking 4 wickets for 11 runs and was adjudged the man of the match. Against Delhi Daredevils he should be confident after the previous match and start contributing to the team on a regular basis.
Quinton De Kock
Quinton De Kock did not play a single match for Delhi Daredevils in this year IPL edition. In the match against Sunrisers he came into the team and played a quick fire knock of 50 off 31 balls giving Delhi Daredevils a flying start. Against Delhi Daredevils he must play a similar type of innings to ensure that Delhi Daredevils can create pressure on Chennai Super Kings bowling.
Nathan Coulter-Nile was the most economical bowler for Delhi Daredevils. Against Sunrisers he was the best bowler for Delhi Daredevils picking 2 wickets for 25 runs in 4 over’s. He bowled with pace and did not allow the batsmen to score runs freely. Against Chennai Super Kings today his role would be pick early wickets.
Predicted Starting 11 –
Delhi Daredevils –
S Iyer, M Tiwary, JP Duminy, Y Singh, K Jadhav, A Mathews, S Tiwary, A Morkel, A Mishra, Z Khan, I Tahir
Chennai Super Kings –
DR Smith, B McCullum, S Raina, F du Plessis, R Jadeja, MS Dhoni, DJ Bravo, P Negi, R Ashwin, M Sharma, A Nehra