It is the clash of the table toppers. Delhi will take on CSK in an all-important clash with an eye over the first qualifier. The clash will see both the qualified sides take on each other. Delhi started their campaign with a win over CSK. They might hold an edge in this contest. Here is all about DC vs CSK Match Predictions.
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Delhi’s daredevilry in IPL:
Delhi Capitals have qualified for the playoffs. This is their 3rd successive playoff entry. Delhi won an attritional contest against defending champions, Mumbai Indians. This win would have given Delhi a lot of confidence. They seem to be ticking almost all the boxes. DC though will be happier to be back in Dubai. The pitch in Dubai is a truer surface that will offer a lot to its pacers. DC’s batsmen too will relish playing in these conditions. They will be up against table-toppers, CSK.
Are CSK battle ready?
CSK became the first team to qualify for the playoffs 11 times in 12 seasons. They are sitting pretty at the top of the charts. CSK suffered a shock defeat at the hands of the Rajasthan Royals. Their bowling stock looked barren in the absence of Deepak Chahar and Dwayne Bravo. CSK’s UAE juggernaut finally came to a halt with this loss. They will be eager to get back to winning ways. It is a potential battle of sealing the qualifiers’ spot and it can’t get bigger than this.
DC vs CSK: Favourites?
DC are breathing down CSK’s neck in the points table. Both the teams have the same number of wins with CSK edging DC on net run rate. DC will aim to complete a double-over CSK this season which might help them have a psychological edge in the playoffs.
Which players will be match-winners in this game?
Prithvi Shaw had a stellar showing in India but is yet to come to the party in UAE. He will fancy his chances against CSK.
Faf du Plessis has good numbers against DC. He will look to consolidate that in this game.
DC will be riding high on Rishabh Pant’s form and confidence. He is unstoppable currently.
Moeen Ali’s inclusion brings dynamism into CSK’s batting lineup. His strike rate of 134.7 is invaluable.
What do stats say about DC vs CSK?
DC and CSK have played 24 IPL games against each other.
DC has won 9 games. CSK has won 15 matches.
DC’s highest score against RCB in 198. CSK’s highest score against DC is 222.
DC’s highest score against RCB is 83. CSK’s lowest score against DC is 110.
The Dubai pitch does offer a bit for everyone. The batsmen can trust the true bounce. There will be swing early on. The early movement was quite evident in the match featuring MI and CSK. But if the openers are able to ride the early challenge then they might be in for a big knock.
A high of 36 degrees and a low of 29 degrees are expected. There are no chances of rain. Dew might not play a big factor in Dubai.
A total of 66 matches has been played at this venue. Teams batting first have won 35 games while chasing teams have won 30. The average scoring batting first at this venue is 144. On the other hand, the average 2nd innings score is a paltry 122. Anything above 160 will be a par score batting first.
It is a battle between CSK’s experience and DC’s youthfulness. DC hold an edge owing to their exuberance