CSK vs DC Match Preview – The ACA-VDCA Stadium is ready to host the Qualifier 2 of the IPL 2019 between CSK and DC here on Wednesday.
Despite ending up at the 2nd position in the points table, the MS Dhoni-led CSK could not manage to win any of the three games against the on-song Mumbai Indians in this season of the tournament.
The Super Kings have lost their last game against Mumbai Indians in the Qualifier 1, resulting in Mumbai to qualify for the finals. Now, the yellow army has to play qualifier 2 against the Delhi Capitals.
On the other hand, the Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals has been absolutely phenomenal throughout the season with their performance in all the three departments of the game.
They have won their last game, i.e the eliminator, against the Sunrisers Hyderabad to get one step closer to winning their first ever IPL title.
The players of Delhi Capitals are on the higher end of confidence and are looking in a very good form.
Now, it’ll be very interesting to see which team will eliminate the other one tonight to meet Mumbai Indians in the finals of IPL 2019.
Here are the match preview, Dream 11 fantasy league teams, pitch report, weather conditions, our power picks, and all the details of today’s match.
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The second last match (Qualifier 2) of the Indian Premier League 2019 of CSK vs DC will be hosted by the ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam.
This exciting encounter between both the teams will start at 07:30 PM local time tonight (19:30 GMT).
In India, the official broadcasting channel for live telecasting of IPL matches is Star Sports.
You can also watch the online Live Streaming of today’s game of CSK vs DC on Hotstar.
(Note – The matches of playoffs will start half-hour early than the regular timings, i.e. at 07:30 pm local time)
The pitch of ACA-VDCA was surprising for both the teams in the previous match, as the ball was getting an uneven bounce from the surface.
However, it is expected to be flat tonight. As per our latest reports, there are very little cracks under the red soil of the surface.
Thus, the team winning the toss will look to bat first and defend the total on this wicket tonight.
Average 1st Innings total at ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam (last 6 IPL games): 148
Records of the chasing teams at this venue: Won 4, Lost 2
According to our latest weather reports, there are no chances of rain tonight, however, the temperature here at Visakhapatnam is expected to be high during the play-time.
The temperature is expected to hover around 32-37 degrees during the play time, while the level of humidity will be around 55-65% tonight.
Last 5 IPL Matches (most-recent match first)
The win/lose stats for both the teams are as follows;
Chennai Super Kings: L, L, W, L, W
Delhi Capitals: W, L, W, W, W
Possible Playing 11:
Here are possible playing 11 of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Delhi Capitals (DC) for tonight’s match.
Chennai Super Kings
Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C & wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir
CSK’s Bench Strength – Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dhruv Shorey, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Scott Kuggelejin, Mitchell Santner, Narayan Jagadeesan, Monu Kumar, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Mohit Sharma, KM Asif
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (wk), Colin Munro/Colin Ingram, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Sherfane Rutherford, Trent Boult, Ishant Sharma
DC’s Bench Strength – Hanuma Vihari, Rahul Tewatia, Ankush Bains, Jalaj Saxena, Manjot Kalra, Bandaru Ayyappa, Avesh Khan, Nathu Singh, Keemo Paul, Sandeep Lamichhane, Jagadeesha Suchith
Kedar Jadhav has been ruled out of the tournament due to a shoulder injury, and he’ll thus miss out tonight’s game against the Capitals.
Fantasy Cricket League Tips
Win Small and Grand leagues of fantasy cricket leagues by following our tips and match predictions. Here are our suggested options for Captain and Vice-captain choices for tonight’s match of CSK vs DC.
Captain Choices: Shikhar Dhawan, Faf du Plessis, Shreyas Iyer, Suresh Raina
Vice Captain Choices: Faf du Plessis, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant
Crickclassics’ Dream 11 Teams
At Crickclassics, we carry out an in-depth analysis of each and every match to make the best and winning teams for the fantasy cricket leagues like Dream11, My Team 11, Mobile Premier League, Dot Ball, 11 Wickets, etc.
Here are our teams for small and grand leagues of Dream 11 for tonight’s match of CSK vs DC.
Small League/Head To Head Team
Wicket Keeper – Rishabh Pant
Batsman – Shreyas Iyer, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis (VC), Shikhar Dhawan (C), Prithvi Shaw
All-Rounders – Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers – Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra
Grand/Mega League Team
Wicket Keeper – MS Dhoni
Batsman – Shane Watson, Suresh Raina (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw (VC)
All-Rounders – Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel
Bowlers – Ishant Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Keemo Paul
Power Pick Player
Our power pick for today’s match between CSK and DC is Shikhar Dhawan.
In his last 20 innings against the Delhi Capitals in IPL, Dhawan has scored 625 runs at an average of 36.84 (including 5 half-centuries), making him a must-have player in both small and grand leagues.
Looking at the pitch’s behaviour in the last game, it will be wise to pick more spinners from both the team.
Our Match Prediction:
It is a tough choice to make as both the teams are in very good form and are performing on their merit. However, we predict the team batting second to win the contest.
Our fantasy cricket league teams for yesterday’s match of DC vs SRH performed really well, and we hope you win small & grand leagues of fantasy cricket games with our today’s teams, match predictions, match previews, detailed analysis of the match, and fantasy cricket tips.
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*Disclaimer: These teams are based on the analysis, instinct, and understanding of the author. Make your own decision and consider the points mentioned while selecting your team.