CSK vs DC: Live Streaming, Match Preview, Timings, Stats, Pitch Report & more for Dream11 IPL, Match 7
When the Delhi Capitals step out at the Dubai International Stadium on 25th September, they will be against the Chennai Super Kings, and Shreyas Iyer’s unit would certainly not want to be complacent.
Updated - Sep 24, 2020 10:07 pm
The most anticipated and sought-after league is back amongst us and a week seems to have flown by in a whisker. Match number 7 will pit the Delhi Capitals (DC) against the mighty Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Speaking of might, however, CSK looked surmountable against the Rajasthan Royals in their last game.
The skipper MS Dhoni received flak in plenty for his strategy of pushing himself down the order. However, CSK’s ploy was clearly directed to rescue its Net Run Rate that was under a lucid threat. If there is anything that the team could use to justify their eerie tactics, they could exemplify it through what happened between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians, where the former lost the game by 49. Taking the game deep, Dhoni, alongside Faf du Plessis (72 off just 37) ensured that the margin of the loss was not a monstrous one.
If there is one lesson for the teams from last year’s edition – when the top three teams were tied at 18 points, and the following three were tied at 12 – it is to keep their NRR under check. The NRR debacle aside, the CSK bowlers erred heavily on a ground that was a batsmen’s paradise. Two overs into his spell, Piyush Chawla leaked a massive 47 runs; Lungi Ngidi ended up bowling the joint most expensive last over in the IPL history, whereas Ravindra Jadeja leaked at 10 runs per over. There was little assistance for the bowlers from the surface, and the short dimensions certainly did not help.
On the other hand are the Delhi Capitals, who pulled off a blinder, a sheer heist against the hapless Kings XI Punjab in their last encounter. Reeling at 96 for 6, they were rescued by the blitzkrieg of Marcus Stoinis, who pummeled Chris Jordan for 30 in the last over en route to his 21-ball 53. On the back of his knock, DC posted 157 for 8. None would have believed the claim of them being able to take the game into the Super Over when KXIP needed only a run from three deliveries.
But in a classic episode of everything-is-possible-in-cricket, the DC managed to defend their target courtesy two successive wickets in the last three balls of the hero with the bat, Marcus Stoinis. Eventually, the Super Over turned out to be a cakewalk for DC as all they needed was 3 runs to register their first win in the edition. That said, when they step out at the Dubai International Stadium on 25th September, they will be against one of the finest of the tournament, and Shreyas Iyer’s unit would certainly not want to be complacent.
Pitch and conditions
Going by what has been on offer so far in Dubai, there should be another even contest between the bat and the ball. The spinners have enjoyed their time on the surface, however, the ball has come onto the bat beautifully in all of the games hitherto. The track has takings for the pacers as well, as whenever they have hit the length, they have extracted teasing bounce. The temperature will hover around the mid-30s, and there will be no respite from the humidity.
Playing Combinations for CSK vs DC
Chennai Super Kings Probable 11
Murali Vijay has not been able to strike his rhythm thus far, however, given his abilities, the skipper might back him. His partner Shane Watson began to flow in the last game after a sedate start, although a mistimed shot brought curtains on him. The debutant Ruturaj Gaikwad was not able to impress as he was dismissed for a golden duck. However, Faf du Plessis was magnificent with the bat.
The young dynamo Sam Curran perished quickly with the bat, although he was bang on with the ball in a match that was nothing short of a nightmare for the bowlers, and both Piyush Chawla and Lungi Ngidi will attest to that. The latter might make way for Josh Hazlewood while Deepak Chahar and Ravindra Jadeja will pick themselves.
Probable 11- Murli Vijay, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi/Josh Hazlewood
Delhi Capitals Probable 11
Despite boasting a hot top-order, the Delhi Capitals were unable to make an impact in the last game. Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan will be on their duties in the slot of openers, whereas Shimron Hetymyer, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, and Marcus Stoinis will constitute the middle order. It was due to Pant’s and Iyer’s effort that DC were able to tap their collapse and they will look to bat with the same responsibility.
Marcus Stoinis was the adjudged the Player of the Match after he shone both with the bat and the ball. It needs to be seen whether Ravi Ashwin’s dislocated shoulder is back in shape or not. In his absence, Amit Mishra will partner Axar Patel in the spinners’ column. The Super Over expert Kagiso Rabada will lead the pace attack alongside Mohit Sharma.
Probable 11- Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin/Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Mohit Sharma
CSK vs DC Head to Head
Played- 21 | CSK won- 15 | DC won- 6 | NR- 0
Match Timings- 7:30 PM (IST), 6:00 PM (Local).
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