IPL 2020: MATCH 7: CSK Vs DC – PREVIEW

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The Dubai International Cricket Stadium Will Host The Seventh Match Of IPL 2020:

Dubai International Cricket Stadium will host the seventh game of the Dream11 Indian Premier League ( IPL) 2020 as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) takes over Delhi Capitals (DC) on Friday.

CSK kick-started the IPL 2020 campaign with a victory. They lost their second game against the Rajasthan Royals, however. Ambati Rayudu, who scored 71 out of 48 deliveries in the season opener against the Mumbai Indians (MI), was crucial to CSK winning their first game.

However, CSK skipped his services in the middle order in the second game against RR, losing the game by 16 runs. Now, it remains to be seen if he ‘s ready for tonight’s game. DC, on the other hand, snatched a victory from the jaws of defeat over Kings XI Punjab in the Super Over-Finish.

Both teams will be eyeing their second win of the season. If DC beats CSK, they break the three-game losing streak against CSK, and here are our picks in the list of players to look out for.

Key Players:

1. Shreyas Iyer

The Delhi Capitals skipper played his part in holding the ship steady after losing three early wickets to KXIP in the first game. While Shreyas Iyer could not score a fiftie, the DC skipper, who is a clean ball striker, will be eager to score some big runs and lead his team to victory.

2. Imran Tahir

CSK might think about getting an experienced campaigner – Imran Tahir – to play XI for their third game of the season. The leg-spinner was the Purple Cap-winner of the 2019 IPL, collecting 26 bins. He has the experience, the guile, and could make a difference as CSK looks to seal their second win in IPL 2020.

3. Marcus Stoinis

Marcus Stoinis lived up to his all-rounder tag, scored 21-ball 53 and picked up 2 wickets, winning the IPL 2020 against KXIP in Delhi Capitals. The Australian had gone out to fight when DC wanted a fast sprint, and he didn’t disappoint. With the ball, he picked up two buckets on the final two balls of the match to drive the game to the Super Over. DC will once again be anticipating this kind of success from Stoinis when they face CSK.

4. Kagiso Rabada

Two wickets in a four-over spell, followed by two in the Super Over. Kagiso Rabada was in red-hot form in Delhi Capitals first game against Kings XI Punjab. The right-arm pacer was the pick of the bowler for DC in IPL 2019, scalping 25 wickets. He seems to have taken off from where he left the previous season. Rabada will once again be vital to the DC’s fortunes as they take on CSK.

5. Shane Watson

He wasn’t able to score a lot in CSK’s first game of the season, but Shane Watson looked in a good nick during his 33-run 21-ball stay in the middle. The former Australian all-rounder, who was a reputable match-winner, is looking to make a big contribution as CSK faces DC.

Wild Card:

1. Shardul Thakur

The right-hand pacer did not appear in CSK ‘s play XIs for the first two games, but Shardul Thakur, who can bowl quickly and play with the bat, may be in contention for CSK ‘s third game of the season. If picked, it will be interesting to witness how he shapes up against his fellow Mumbai teammates in the DC camp – Prithvi Shaw and Shreyas Iyer – amongst others.

Statistics:

1. CSK at this venue: Played 2, Won 2.
2. DC at this venue: Played 3, Won 2, Lost 1.

Approaching Milestones:

1. MS Dhoni needs 3 catches to complete 100 IPL catches as wicketkeeper.
2. Rishabh Pant needs 6 sixes to complete 100 IPL sixes.
3. Amit Mishra is 3 wickets away from 100 IPL wickets for the Delhi franchise.
4. Faf du Plessis needs 17 runs to complete 2000 IPL runs.
5. Shane Watson needs 10 runs to complete 1000 IPL runs for CSK.

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