IPL 2019, Match 5 – DC vs CSK: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Rishabh Pant could be a risky pick in this game as Dhoni will be knowing his weak points.
Updated - Mar 26, 2019 7:32 pm
The caravan of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) moves to Delhi now with the fifth match to be played between the Capitals and the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Tuesday. Both the teams have won their respective opening matches and are high on confidence. The Delhi Capitals will be backing themselves to get past the defending champions after the way they thumped the Mumbai Indians in their own den on Sunday.
On the other hand, CSK played on one of the treacherous pitches in the season opener and will be hoping for a better surface at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Their batsmen will have to put up a better show after taking almost 18 overs to chase down 71 runs the other day. Both the teams are likely to go unchanged unless there are last minute injuries or the conditions change drastically.
The fifth game of the IPL between DC and CSK will be hosted by the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi
The match starts at 08:00 PM local time (02:30 PM GMT).
The game will be live on Star Sports in India. (Live streaming on Hotstar).
The dew looks certain to play its part in Delhi in the game. The temperature will go down drastically in the evening and it will hover around 21-24 Degrees Celsius during the action in the middle. No rain is in the forecast.
Last five completed T20 matches: (Most recent- first)
DC – W, W, W, L, L
CSK – W, W, W, W, L
Average first innings score: 178 (Last five night IPL matches in 2018)
Record of chasing teams: Won 2, Lost 3.
Delhi Capitals (DC)
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (c), Colin Ingram, Rishabh Pant (wk), Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Tewatia, Ishant Sharma.
Bench – Colin Munro, Sandeep Lamichhane, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult, Hanuma Vihari, Ankush Bains, Harshal Patel, Jalaj Saxena, Manjot Kalra, Sherfane Rutherford, Nathu Singh, Bandaru Ayyappa.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir
Bench – Murali Vijay, Karn Sharma, David Willey, Faf du Plessis, Sam Billings, Mohit Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif.
There is no update on Chris Morris’ availability. The series against Sri Lanka is done and dusted and he might join the team soon.
Shikhar Dhawan has amassed 533 runs against the CSK and only Virat Kohli (738) and Rohit Sharma (606) have scored more runs against them.
He averages 36.86 and scored five fifties from 18 innings while batting against the CSK in the IPL.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options: Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu.
Vie-Captain Options: Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni, Kagiso Rabada, Dwayne Bravo.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/ Small Leagues:
Keeper – Rishabh Pant (VC)
Batsmen – Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Ingram, Suresh Raina, Shane Watson (C)
All-Rounders – Axar Patel, Kedar Jadhav
Bowlers – Kagiso Rabada, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – MS Dhoni
Batsmen – Shreyas Iyer (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu
All-Rounders – Dwayne Bravo (VC)
Bowlers – Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar.
MS Dhoni might know Rishabh Pant’s weaknesses in batting and he will definitely plan to dismiss him early.
Ambati Rayudu struggles against extra pace and Delhi have pacers like Rabada and Boult.
Both the teams are looking good and it is tough to predict the winner here. But still, the CSK look favourites with the experienced players they have in their line-up.