Chennai Super Kings will face the Delhi Capitals in match number 55 at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai on 8th May.
The defending champions Chennai Super Kings have won only 3 games this season and with 7 defeats, they are standing at the second last spot on the points table.
Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals have won 5 and also lost 5 games this season. Delhi Capitals are played at the 5thposition with 10 points.
Performance in the previous match
In their previous game, Delhi Capitals defeated the Sunrisers Hyderabad by 21 runs.
Delhi Capitals posted 207 runs on the board due to some outstanding knocks from David Warner and Rovman Powell who scored 92*and 67* runs respectively.
Sunrisers Hyderabad was restricted to 186-8 due to a brilliant 3-wicket haul from Khaleel Ahmed.
Chennai Super Kings:
On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings lost their previous match against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
CSK managed to reach only 160 runs while chasing 174 and hence, lost the game by 13 runs.
Devon Conway smashed 56 runs for Chennai in that game.
Teams: CSK vs DC
Venue: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai.
Date: 8th May, Sunday
Time: 7:00 pm IST
Average 1st innings score
The average 1st innings total at this venue is 165
Head to head record
Here is the head-to-head record between these two sides in the history of IPL.
Total Matches Played: 26
CSK won: 16
DC won: 10
Tie/no results: 0
The pitch at the Dr. DY Patil Stadium will benefit the batters.
The bowlers will get some bounce early on and the spinners will play an important role in the middle overs.
Chasing total will be a lot easier on this pitch as compared to batting first.
CSK Probable Playing 11
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwaine Pretorius, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary, Maheesh Theekshana
DC Probable Playing 11
David Warner, Mandeep Singh, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (wk), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Ripal Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed
Star bowler of the match
Kuldeep Yadav has been excellent this season with the ball for Delhi Capitals.
He is the second leading wicket-taker of the season with 18 wickets and he will most likely be the best bowler in today’s match.
Star batsman of the match
David Warner has gained his form back at the right time.
He scored an unbeaten 92 runs knock in the last game and he is expected to give a quick start to DC in this match.
Star Wicketkeeper of the match
Rishabh Pant has played some good knocks this season but he is losing his wicket after a good start.
Pant is excellent with wicket-keeping gloves and he is expected to play a match-winning knock against CSK today.
Star all-rounder of the match
Ravindra Jadeja has been out of touch this season but now he will play without the captaincy burden.
That might help him to improve his performance and he will shine with both bat and ball.
Who will win?
It has been a horrible season for Chennai Super Kings and they are almost out of the playoff race.
They will be hoping to end their campaign on a high.
On the other hand, Delhi Capitals desperately need a win to enter the top 4 on the points table.
They have a good team combination and the batting department is also looking in great touch.
Hence, our prediction for match 55 is that Delhi Capitals will beat Chennai Super Kings.