In the previous meeting at Chepauk, Chennai Super Kings defeated Delhi Capitals by 80 runs. As a result of this defeat, Delhi Capitals, despite having 18 points, ended the league stage at third spot. But this time, this crucial match will be played at Vizag and Delhi has already played on this ground in the Eliminator against Sunrisers Hyderabad. So, they will have an idea about how pitch will play. But, on the other side Chennai has been the most consistent team in IPL history. So, Delhi capitals has to come up with a plan to enter their maiden IPL finals. 

Pitch Conditions 

Venue: Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam

In the previous match played at this venue, the spinners got good advantage. Scoring became difficult after the powerplay overs in both the innings. The ball doesn't bounce much and hence, batting second can become a terrible option. So, in the crucial match, captain winning the toss will look to defend.

Average 1st innings score: 149 runs

Average 2nd innings score: 143 runs

Weather Conditions 

The temperature during the match will be someway about 30 degrees Celsius. The reports suggest that it will be cloudy throughout the day but no rain is in forecast.  

Team Analysis: Chennai Super Kings 

Despite the loss against Mumbai Indians in qualifier 1, Chennai Super Kings might not do any changes to their playing XI for this do or die match. But Chennai Super Kings might send Murali Vijay to open the innings with Faf du Plessis because Shane Watson hasn’t look in any form this year. Shane Watson can bat at number 5. 

Team Analysis: Delhi Capitals 

Delhi Capitals looks at a balanced side. So, they will look to continue the winning momentum with the same playing XI that played the eliminator against Sunrisers Hyderabad. 

Here’s probable playing XI of both the teams 

                    Chennai Super Kings 

                                 Delhi Capitals 

MS Dhoni ( C&WK )

Shreyas Iyer ( C )

Faf du Plessis ✈️

Rishabh Pant(WK)

Shane Watson ✈️

Shikhar Dhawan

Suresh Raina

Prithvi Shaw

Murali Vijay

Colin Munro ✈️

Ambati Rayudu

Sherfane Rutherford ✈️

Dwayne Bravo ✈️

Axar Patel

Ravindra Jadeja

Keemo Paul ✈️

Deepak Chahar

Amit Mishra

Harbhajan Singh

Trent Boult ✈️

Imran Tahir ✈️

Ishant Sharma

Player to look for-

Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw

Chennai Super Kings: Suresh Raina

Head to Head between the teams in IPL

Total matches played – 20

Matches won by DC- 6

Matches won by CSK- 14

Let’s see what happens in this crucial encounter between the two best teams of this season. Whether Delhi Capitals will win to enter their maiden IPL final or Chennai will get the finals ticket to defend the title. Rest the time will tell.

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