IPL 2020 action keeps coming at us thick and fast and this Friday, we have former IPL champions Chennai Super Kings taking on the high-flying Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Despite being bogged down by a few personnel and form concerns, Chennai Super Kings did open their account in the very first game against Mumbai Indians. However, Sanju Samson and Rajasthan Royals spoiled the party for CSK, who suffered a loss earlier this week in Sharjah.
Although they are still without Ambati Rayudu and Dwayne Bravo for this game, the Super Kings are well-equipped in all departments with the leadership of MS Dhoni also bound to play a part.
The 7th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.
This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be Disney Hotstar
Hardly a week into the IPL, and the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will be playing their third game already. The ‘Men in Yellow’ have had a busy week given that they’d be playing in three out of the seven games in IPL 2020 thus far. In their third game of the tournament, MS Dhoni and his men will be taking on Shreyas Iyer and Co. In the two they played till this stage, CSK won one game while they lost the other.
Their bowlers were mighty expensive in the game against the Rajasthan Royals and thus let the game slip away. The Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, were involved in a thriller against the Kings XI Punjab. After a tipsy-topsy ride, they were fortunate enough to have registered a win and thus bagged two important points. Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals played each other in 21 IPL games thus far with the former winning 15.
CSK vs DC Match 7 Weather Report
The weather in Dubai has been quite monotonous in the last few days. Once again, it will be a hot and humid day with strong winds blowing around.
The track at Dubai is a sporting one. Once the batsmen get their eye in, they can go on to make a big score. There is support on offer for both pacers and the spinners.
Average first innings score: 160 (First 2 games at this venue in this tournament)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 1, Tied – 1
Injury and Availability News:
Ambati Rayudu is nurturing his hamstring injury and won’t be available for selection. Meanwhile, Dwayne Bravo will be considered for selection for this match.
After dislocating his shoulder in the last game, there is a slight uncertainty about Ravichandran Ashwin’s participation. Ishant Sharma is ruled out due to an injury.
CSK vs DC Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin/Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Mohit Sharma.
Bench: Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra/Ravichandran Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Alex Carey, Avesh Khan, Tushar Deshpande, Daniel Sams, Lalit Yadav, Keemo Paul.
Chennai Super Kings:
N Jagadeesan, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Josh Hazlewood/Dwayne Bravo.
Bench: Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Murali Vijay, KM Asif, Ambati Rayudu.
CSK vs DC Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Faf du Plessis has been in phenomenal form this season with 130 runs in 2 matches at an average of 130.
Marcus Stoinis picked up 2 wickets and scored 53 off 21 balls in the last game against Kings XI Punjab.
Shreyas Iyer mustered 39 runs off 32 balls in the last game and could play yet another valuable knock in this match.
Rishabh Pant was dismissed for just 31 runs in the last match but he is a game-changer and can break free.
Shikhar Dhawan was unfortunate to have got run-out on 0 in the previous encounter. But he can give a good start to the Capitals and put up a decent total.
Shane Watson showed us the glimpses of his ability in the last game with 21-ball 33. If he can convert the starts, he is someone who goes on to make a big score.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Faf du Plessis, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer
Vice-Captain Options – Marcus Stoinis, Sam Curran, Shikhar Dhawan
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for CSK vs DC Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Rishabh Pant
Batters – Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis (c)
All-Rounders – Marcus Stoinis (vc), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran
Bowlers – Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Deepak Chahar
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for CSK vs DC Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Rishabh Pant (c), MS Dhoni
Batters – Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Faf du Plessis
All-Rounders – Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran (vc)
Bowlers – Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Piyush Chawla
It is slightly risky to go with Marcus Stoinis as your vice-captain just after one performance. If you don’t wish to take the chance, you can go with Shikhar Dhawan or Shreyas Iyer.
Ravichandran Ashwin is still uncertain for this game. Yet, he has been picked up both the Head-to-Head and Grand League teams. It is better to check for the Playing XIs after the toss.
Today’s CSK vs DC Probable Winners:
Chennai Super Kings are expected to win this match.