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Delhi Capitals will try its best to maintain its top position in the points table of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League when they will play against Chennai Super Kings. The match is scheduled to be held on 17th October in the Sharjah Cricket Stadium at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC).

In eight matches, Delhi Capitals already won 6 and comes to the top position. Whereas, Chennai Super Kings got back to winning ways by beating Sunrisers Hyderabad in the last match.

Match Preview:

Delhi Capitals:

When both the teams met last time, Delhi Capitals won the match very easily and the most recent win was against Rajasthan Royals.

In the last match as Rishabh Pant injured and ruled out of the match, Alex Carey took that place behind the stumps and Ajinkya Rahane was coming at no. 3 position. The slow innings of Rahane could put his spot confusing, however.

In the last match, Shikhar Dhawan smashed fifty for the second time back to back match, and captain Shreyas Iyer scored 53 runs in a total of 161/7 before RR obstructed to 148/8 in reply.

 Probable Playing XI:

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (c), Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Alex Carey (wk), Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tushar Deshpande

Chennai Super Kings:

In the last match of CSK, Sam Curran was opening the match to introduce some pace and Dwayne Bravo has returned to the side to make an impact on wicket-taking.

In the tournament, Chennai Super Kings is able to make three matches to its name and revive in the season.

After the continuous loss, in the last match, some changes to the team and batting line up saw them score 167/6. In reply, Sunrisers Hyderabad scored 147/8.

Probable Playing XI:

Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran, Shane Watson, MS Dhoni (c, wk), Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Piyush Chawla, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur

Pitch Report:

In this tournament, Sharjah has shown some excellent batting tracks.

 Weather condition:

As usual, Sharjah will be clear, hot, and dry.

Probable top performers:

Delhi Capitals:

Shikhar Dhawan: 

In the last match, Shikhar Dhawan scored his back-to-back fifty, following up his unbeaten 69 runs against Mumbai Indians with 57 runs against Rajasthan Royals.

Kagiso Rabada:

Kagiso Rabada performed with tidy figures of 1-28 in the last match which helped him to take his 18th wicket in this season.

Shreyas Iyer:

So far, Shreyas Iyer scored 298 runs in this season when he smashed 53 in the last match- the second time he has crossed half-century in this league.

Chennai Super Kings:

Faf du Plessis:

After a fabulous beginning to the league, his scores have dried up a little, but he scored 43 runs when these teams met last time and scored three fifties also.

Shane Watson:

In the last match, the well-known opening batsman of Australia scored 42 runs to make 189 runs in his last four matches.

Sam Curran:

Coming at the top order, he scored 31 runs and also picked his fourth wicket in three games. So far, he claimed nine wickets in this season.

 Head to head:

  • Overall T20I Matches – 22
  • Delhi Capitals won – 07
  • Chennai Super Kings won – 15
  • No Result – 00
  • Tie– 00

Team form in last 5 matches:

  • Delhi Capitals–  W, W, W, L, W
  • Chennai Super Kings – L, W, L, L, W

Broadcast Details:

  • Tv – Star Sports Network
  • Live Streaming – Disney+ Hotstar
  • Match Timings – 17th October 2020 at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC)

Probable winning team:

Delhi Capitals has been performing very well and has a better batting line-up along with a superior bowling unit, which gives advantages to Delhi Capitals, whereas Chennai Super Kings is not looking that much balanced. Considering all these facts, Delhi Capitals has more probability to win the match.

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