Chennai vs Delhi : Head to Head, Match Prediction, Fantasy Tips, Probable XI

Chennai vs Delhi : Head to Head, Match Prediction, Fantasy Tips, Probable XI

The seventh match of the ongoing 13th Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Delhi Capitals (DC).

Both Delhi and Chennai are at 2 points in the points table. Delhi had a win over Punjab in super over while Chennai have one loss and one win. Having won their first game against Mumbai, Chennai lost the way against Rajasthan. Delhi were lucky to win against Punjab in super over courtesy of Marcus Stoinis heroics.

Head to Head Stats

Total Matches Played : 20

Team Won Lost N/R
Chennai 14 6 0
Delhi 6 14 0

Match Prediction :

The battle between Delhi and Chennai looks a competitive one. We can expect a close game when these two sides take the field on Friday. As far as the winner prediction is concerned, its a 50-50 call. However, if I had to choose one, I would probably go with Chennai. Having said that, Delhi is a fantastic side and can disappoint Chennai if Delhi's top order don't repeat the same mistakes from previous match.

Fantasy Tips :

Suggestions based on form :
Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Marcus Stoinis

Captain and Vice Captain Picks :
Shreyas Iyer, Faf du Plessis, Rishabh Pant

Differential Picks :
Kedar Jadhav, Deepak Chahar, Prithvi Shaw, Shimron Hetmyer

Chennai Super Kings Probable XI

Murali Vijay
Shane Watson
Ruturaj Gaikwad
Faf du Plessis
Kedar Jadhav
MS Dhoni
Ravindra Jadeja
Sam Curran
Imran Tahir
Deepak Chahar
Shardul Thakur

Player to Watch : Faf du Plessis

Delhi Capitals Probable XI

Prithvi Shaw
Shikhar Dhawan
Shimron Hetmyer
Shreyas Iyer
Rishabh Pant
Marcus Stoinis
Axar Patel
Amit Mishra
Kagiso Rabada
Anrich Nortje
Mohit Sharma

Player to Watch : Shreyas Iyer

Chennai didn't had good day against Rajasthan which they eventually lost by 16 runs. Apart from Faf du Plessis none of their batsmen had significant contribution. CSK team would definetely want a better performance from their batsmen. In form Ambati Rayudu missed the match against Rajasthan due to a mild niggle and will probably miss this match against Delhi too. Ruturaj Gaikwad is expected to get one more chance to show his worth.

Guys like Piyush Chawala and Lungi Ngidi who did well against Mumbai struggled big time against Rajasthan. Deepak Chahar has been bowling well for the team. Sam Curran is chipping in with wickets and needs to continue doing the same. If Chennai can sort out their issues in batting, it won't be easy for Delhi to overcome this team.

Delhi Capitals on the other hand are hit by injuries. The availability of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ishant Sharma is still doubtful. In case Ashwin is not fit to play, Amit Mishra might take his place in the playing eleven. Delhi's top order too failed miserably against Punjab. A lot will be expected from the top order comprising of Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw and Shimron Hetmyer.

The match prediction, playing XI selection and fantasy suggestions are purely based on personal opinion of the writer.

Ritesh Ghimire

Ritesh is a Computer Engineer, Web Developer and an active cricket follower. Being the founder of LetzCricket, he has been watching and analysing Nepali and International cricket and sharing his opinions through LetzCricket.