Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals have qualified for the playoffs. Delhi Capitals are at the table toppers and Chennai Super Kings are on the second position with inferior run-rate. The team which wins this match would make it sure that they get two chances to qualify for finals. Read on the complete IPL match tips here.
Chennai Super Kings now play their last league match at their home against Delhi Capitals on 1 May. They lost their first game at home against Mumbai Indians in the previous match. Both the teams have won eight out of the twelve matches and have put in their best efforts to continue their run in this season. It would be an interesting clash between the top two teams of the league.
IPL Match Tips Performance Check
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings have been incomplete without MS Dhoni. In the previous match, he did not play and the team lost the match against Mumbai Indians. Dhoni missed another match and Chennai couldn’t figure out the plan without the leader.
MS Dhoni might continue to take the rest and recover completely s the world cup is around the corner. MS Dhoni’s captaincy has been the big plus for the side. Their batting line-up has been inconsistent with the batsmen like Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Kedar Jadhav and Jadeja not playing any memorable innings.
Chennai has been lethal at their home ground as their team is well suited for the pitch. The first qualifier is also scheduled at Chennai and Chennai would like to finish in top 2 to avail the advantage.
They have world-class spinners with the likes of Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, Santner and Dwayne Bravo who are well suited for the slow pitch at Chepauk.
Delhi Capitals who were the underdogs in the previous few seasons have made a comeback. They have qualified for the playoffs after six years and are placed at the top of the table. They have tried to build up the innings and not to make the same mistakes as in the previous matches.
Playing against Chennai at their home ground won’t be easy. Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer have been the run-getters for the side and we hope they perform their best. The middle order has been a concern for the team with quick collapses as evident in the few matches. Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw don’t find themselves to be comfortable against spin and this would be a test for them.
Colin Ingram, Sherfane Rutherford, and Axar Patel have tried to get the total to a big one and have contributed really well. IF this continues, then they have a good batting line-up.
The bowling attack is a superclass with Kagiso Rabada leading the attack. With the bowlers like Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Sandeep LAmicchanne, Axar Patel and Rutherford, they have contributed really well to defend or restrict the opponent.
Spinners are going to play an important role here at Chennai pitch.
Head to Head Tipster
Delhi Capitals don’t have a much better record against Chennai. They have won just 6 matches of the total of 19 matches that they have played against Chennai. The hosts have won 13 matches.
IPL Match Tips Playing XI Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina (c), Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Narayan Jagadeesan (wk), Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir
IPL Match Tips Playing XI Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Colin Ingram, Sherfane Rutherford, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane
Pitch & Weather Condition Tips
The weather will be be good with a bit high humidity. The pitch here is dry and favorable to the spinners. Dew might be a factor in the second innings but batting first can be advantageous. A par score of 160 is good.
Toss Prediction Tips
The team winning the toss would like to bat first as the pitch starts to get slower as the match progresses.
IPL Match Tips
Delhi Capitals are in supreme form with both batting and bowling department doing well. Chennai pitch won’t be favorable for the side as it is slow and turning. Chennai would have the home advantage and Dhoni might return to the team. We hope Delhi Capitals would win the match.