Chennai and Delhi, both the top order team, will clash with each other in the 50th match of the Indian T20 League on Monday, 4th of October. Both the teams have already qualified for the playoffs but will fight for the top position. Delhi's last victory against Mumbai assured them 9 wins in this league so far. Shreyas Iyer's magnificent knock helped Delhi seal a 4-wicket victory against Mumbai.
Shreyas Iyer is in a great form and Delhi's batting squad looks well-balanced. We would expect from Rishabh Pant to play a good knock in this match. Talking about their bowling, Delhi is looking strong with Avesh Khan in their squad, he has taken 21 wickets in 12 matches and is the second highest wicket taker in this league. Axar Patel and Ashwin are also in a good form.
Chennai has a batting squad like no other team in this league, but they lost their previous match against Rajasthan which proves they are not invincible. Gaikwad has been phenomenal in this season. He has been scoring runs in every match and is expected to play a good knock in this match too. On the other hand, Raina has to do something about his form as he hasn't played a single impressive innings. Shardul Thakur has shown some skills in bowling and is picking up wickets consistently.
The temperature at Dubai will be around 35 degrees and we are expecting a bit of cloud cover, but precipitation chances are nil. Humidity with 51 percent is a little less compared to other days.
As the match progresses getting the ball on the bat will be tough for batsmen. Most of the teams have won the match while chasing and we might see the toss-winning team bowl first.
Probable Playing XI For Delhi
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan
Probable Playing XI For Chennai
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood