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IPL 2018 | MATCH 30 | CSK vs DD | FANFIGHT PREVIEW

IPL 2018 | MATCH 30 | CSK vs DD | FANFIGHT PREVIEW

CSK vs DD: “Consistency isn’t rocket science, it’s responsibility”. Chennai Super Kings like always have been consistent in this year’s IPL as well. They’re currently 2nd on the league table. A loss to Mumbai Indians in their previous game proved yet again that in the IPL, uncertainty is the norm. They take on DD in the 30th game of the IPL and this for the top spot on the league table. DD, on the other hand, after a resounding victory against the Kolkata Knight Riders will walk into this game with higher confidence and a hope that their last match display wasn’t a chance or a coincidence. Shreyas Iyer played an absolute cracker of an innings in his first game as a skipper. Iyer’s leadership also was mighty impressive, but he’ll not let complacency settle in. The Mumbai lad will want to put his head down, take one game at a time and hope that all his captaincy decisions work in DD’s favour. CSK vs DD, a crucial game for DD for an ascent up the table and for CSK a chance to get one step closer to yet another playoff qualification.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

OVERALL

PLAYED

16

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS

11

DELHI DAREDEVILS

5

The last fixture between these two teams was played on the 12th of May 2015. DD won that game comfortably by 6 wickets. CSK had a seven-game unbeaten streak against the Daredevils before that game.

VENUE: MAHARASHTRA CRICKET ASSOCIATION STADIUM, PUNE

PITCH CONDITIONS

Mumbai chased down 170 in the last game against Chennai. The wicket is definitely not the easiest to bat on. The wicket gets a tad bit slower as the game goes on and tonking the ball from the word go won’t be easy. The top order will need to bat smartly, see off the new ball and then accelerate. The overs 6-15 will be extremely crucial. Partnerships will hold significance. Win the toss and bowl first on this wicket.

STATS AT THE VENUE

STATS AT MCAS, PUNE

Matches played

34

Matches won batting 1st

17

Matches won batting 2nd

17

Average 1st innings score

158

Average 2nd innings score

141

Highest total recorded

205/4 by DD vs RPS

Lowest total recorded

73/10 by KXIp vs RPS

TEAM NEWS

Deepak Chahar has been ruled out at least for a couple of weeks. The pacer suffered a hamstring injury in the previous game.

David Wiley or Mark Wood are the likely contenders to replace the struggling Sam Billings and Karn Sharma will replace Deepak Chahar.

Delhi Daredevils have no injury concerns so far and they’d not want to tweak with their eleven that won them the last game.

Junior Dala has been added to the DD squad for the injured Chris Morris.

EXPECTED PLAYING 11

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS

Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Mark Wood/David Wiley, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir.

DELHI DAREDEVILS

Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan

FANFIGHT TEAM FOR CSK vs DD

THE BATSMEN

ROCKSTAR RAYUDU

A push to the top of the batting order has brought out the best in Ambati Rayudu. The stylish Hyderabadi has been in prime form and has been scoring runs for fun. Elegance, power, style and finesse, Rayudu’s got it all. He’s scored 329 runs(most runs in the IPL so far) in 7 IPL games at an average of 47. The most improved part of his batting has been his six hitting. Rayudu has hit 19 sixes(4th on the list). Gayle, Russell and AB de Villiers have all hit 23 sixes. Shane Watson and Rayudu make a lethal combination at the top. Rayudu will be the man to watch out for.

INDISPENSABLE IYER

Shreyas Iyer has been the most consistent batter for Delhi this season. He’s scored fifties in his last three games and the 93* against KKR was an absolute humdinger. An innings full of pummeling strokes. Iyer has the ability to clear the biggest boundaries and will fancy his chances against the spinners. If he retains his shape and bats longer DD will have a massive chance to beat their nemesis.

IPL this 2018 – Matches: 7, Runs: 244, Average: 61, Strike-rate: 162.66, balls/boundary: 4.6

THE BOWLERS

It is time for Amit Mishra to step up. Mishra is the second highest wicket-taker in IPL history with 136 wickets only 18 behind leader Lasith Malinga. He’s been ordinary so far but his dexterity can help DD register a win. Can the wily old fox put his hand up in dire needs for Delhi?

Shardul Thakur brings to the CSK line-up raw pace and robustness. The pacer didn’t have the best of outings in the previous game, but he’s certain to be persisted with. His 145 kmph yorkers and his nippy outswingers will help CSK get those early breakthroughs. Shardul has conceded 9.8 runs per over this IPL but his figures don’t do justice for the quality he’s provided. He’ll be the young gun to watch out for. Also, the speed gun will be tested when he chucks those speedy deliveries.

POWERFUL PANT

A 19-year old hitting 100m sixes isn’t that common an occurrence in any format. When you’re a certain Rishab Pant, it’s a daily regime. The DD wicket-keeper has scored 227 runs so far and has scored them at a canter. His strike-rate this IPL has been 169.40. He’s always given DD a sturdy impetus and against CSK his skills and temperament are certain to be tested. At 8.6 credits on FanFight he’s an important inclusion and also a contender for the captain.

DECEPTIVE DWAYNE

Need 20 to win off the last over, Need to defend 10 off the final over, you know who’s the go-to man. Dwayne Bravo has set the league on fire yet again with his masterly skills. The CSK top order has been going great and just when the opponents think they don’t have to deal with any other force, in walks Dwayne Bravo. Bravo is a genuine match winner and he nudges Shane Watson on the all-rounders’ options for the CSK vs DD FanFight team. Bravo’s strike-rate in IPL 2018, an astonishing 196.66. Watch out for this special player.

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SQUADS

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS

Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Sam Billings, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir, Mark Wood, Lungi Ngidi, David Willey, Faf du Plessis, KM Asif, Kanishk Seth, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Kshitiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan.

DELHI DAREDEVILS

Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult, Gautam Gambhir, Jason Roy, Mohammed Shami, Harshal Patel, Shahbaz Nadeem, Daniel Christian, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Manjot Kalra, Abhishek Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, Naman Ojha, Sayan Ghosh, Junior Dala.

WHO WILL WIN CSK vs DD?

DD after an impressive win in their previous game will be all charged up. DD have won their last two matches in Pune and against a stern CSK unit they’re bound to be tested to the limit. CSK did finish second best in the previous game against Mumbai, but they’ll be prepared against Delhi’s challenge. They’ve got every department checked and are favourites for the CSK vs DD clash.

 

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