Indian T20 League 2019, Match 50: Chennai v Delhi - Dream 11 and Dotball Fantasy Cricket Tips and Match Updates

Indian T20 League 2019, Match 50: Chennai v Delhi – Dream 11 and Dotball Fantasy Cricket Tips and Match Updates

Table toppers CSK host DC at home, but will they have to play against Dhoni once again?

Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings. (Photo: IANS)

Chennai and Delhi have played their own respective brands of cricket and have an identical win/loss ratio (8:4) after 12 games in the tournament. But owing to a superior NRR, Delhi occupies the top spot but that can change quickly as the Capitals face Dhoni’s men at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, where Chennai have lost only a solitary game this season out of 6 matches.

Chennai struggled for momentum in the absence of their regular skipper MS Dhoni in their last game against Mumbai. However, Dhoni is expected to be back in the team for this crunch encounter. Delhi are on a roll after a slow start and have won 6 out of their previous 7 games including three on the bounce – the last of which came against Bangalore on Sunday. 

Expect fireworks when the table-toppers go head to head in the final official home game for Chennai. Fantasy-wise, this will be another game where the spinners can inflict damage hence it will be prudent to pick guys like Imran Tahir and Amit Mishra. Dhoni will be another hot pick though he hasn’t batted again after his heroics against Bangalore 10 days ago.

Senior pro Dhawan looks likely to play another slap-happy inning. As far as the game is concerned, despite Delhi going through one of their great runs in the recent past, Chennai still start as favourites due to their home advantage and the return of their talismanic skipper Dhoni.

Head to Head: Last 5 games

Chennai: 3

Delhi: 2

Likely XIs


Wicket-Keeper: MS Dhoni (C)

Batsmen: Shane Watson, Faf Du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayadu

All-Rounders: Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, DJ Bravo

Bowlers: Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh


Wicket-Keeper: Rishabh Pant

Batsmen: Shreyas Iyer (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Colin Ingram

All-Rounders: Sherfane Rutherford, Axar Patel

Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane

Dotball Prediction:

Dotball team for Head to Head/Small Contests:

Wicket-Keeper: Rishabh Pant

Batsmen: Suresh Raina (VC), Faf du Plessis, Shreyas Iyer, Colin Ingram

All-Rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Harbhajan Singh

Bowlers: Deepak Chahar, Kagiso Rabada (C), Ishant Sharma

Captain and Vice-Captain choices:

Captain: With 25 wickets from 12 games and Delhi still likely to play at least 4 more games, Rabada has a golden opportunity to break DJ Bravo’s record (32 wickets in 2013) of the most wickets in a single season of the IPL. His consistency has been a hallmark of a true professional and his accuracy has been nothing short of immaculate. His contest against Dhoni at the back end of the innings will be one to watch out for.

Vice-Captain: Raina hasn’t really hit his straps 12 games into the season. An average of 22.45 and a strike rate of 120.48 doesn’t do justice to someone who is hailed as the most consistent player in the IPL. But having Dhoni’s backing must give him confidence. He will want to produce the goods now since the tournament is heading towards the knockout stages.

Fantasy Tips

Axar Patel has been very economical conceding runs at 7.08 per over. He becomes a more dangerous bowler once the surface starts assisting to the slower bowlers hence he will enjoy bowling at the Chepauk.

Safe Captain Choices:

Kagiso Rabada

Shreyas Iyer

Suresh Raina

Risky Captain Choices:

Deepak Chahar

Imran Tahi

Shikar Dhawan

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Dotball Team for Large/Grand Contests:

Wicket-Keeper: MS Dhoni

Batsmen: Faf du Plessis, Shikhar Dhawan (VC), Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw

All-Rounders: Shane Watson, Sherfane Rutherford, Dwayne Bravo

Bowlers: Imran Tahir (C), Deepak Chahar, Amit Mishra

Captain and Vice-Captain choices:

Captain: On average, Tahir has conceded runs at only 6.50 per over this season. While doing so, he has snapped 17 sticks from 12 games and has been Dhoni’s go-to-man. Playing at Chennai has brought out the best in him. He will have his work cut out against Pant, who likes to thwart the spinners.

Vice-Captain: Dhawan’s return to form has coincided with Delhi’s revival in the ongoing season. In the last 6 games, Dhawan has galloped 299 runs at 59.8 out of which Delhi have gone on to win 5. His ability to attack the new ball bowlers takes the pressure off the middle-order and helps Delhi in posting big totals.

Fantasy Tips

Rutherford can be an X-factor and an efficient pick because of his dual role. He can hit the long ball and chip in with a few overs with his dibbly-dobblies.

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Dream 11 Prediction

Suggested Playing XI No. 1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues

Wicket-keeper – Rishabh Pant

Batsmen – Shikhar Dhawan (C), Shreyas Iyer, Shane Watson (VC), Faf du Plessis

All-Rounders – Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo

Bowlers – Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar

Fantasy Tips

Watson has rediscovered his touch just at the right time and he enjoys contributing in vital games. He has enough quality and international experience behind him to tackle Delhi’s famed pace attack.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/ Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Rishabh Pant (VC)

Batsmen – Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis (C)

All-Rounders – Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo

Bowlers – Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Imran Tahir


Fantasy Tips

Mishra will hold the key for Delhi on a surface which will suit his style of bowling. Jadeja provides quiet overs in the middle and is always a dark horse with the bat.

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