Date & Time: Wednesday, May 01, 20:00 IST
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India
It is the clash of table toppers on Wednesday, as one more win here will solidify the teams’ chances of finishing in the Top 2. For that to happen Chennai needs more contributions from their batsmen, and on the other side Delhi needs batsmen to step up irrespective of the conditions offered, since they struggle in spin-friendly surfaces.
On the eve of the match, CSK coach Flemming confirmed that Faf Duplessis and Jadeja are available for selection on Wednesday and he also said that a final call on Dhoni’s participation will be taken before the match. Delhi is unlikely to change their winning combination for today’s IPL match.
The surface in Chennai has gotten better in the second half of the season, but still spinners hold the key for this venue. Weather-wise there is a thunderstorm expected on the match day, if the forecast holds true, then it might benefit batsmen since there will be some moisture on the surface.
He has not given his best so far in the season, but in the last IPL match against Bangalore, it seemed like he was getting into the grooves. The good performance seems to have come at the right time for Mishra, who has decent records against the Chennai Super Kings in the last few T20s. He dismissed Raina & Watson twice each, and Rayudu & Dhoni once each. So our IPL experts predict that he is a must-have spinner in the Dream11 fantasy cricket teams.
He has been sensational for the Chennai Super Kings in this season. He provided the team with early breakthroughs in almost every match, which in turn helped their spinners to perform in the middle overs. In today’s IPL match, his early spell will be key against Delhi, whose batsmen have struggled to play spin well so far in this season. There is every chance that he will outshine according to our Dream11 expert prediction, as Dhawan got out once and Shaw twice to him in recent times.
Apart from his 93 against Hyderabad, he has scored below par runs in this season thus far. Things don’t look great against Delhi either, as he has a poor record against their bowlers in recent times. He got out to Amit Mishra and Sandeep Lamichahhane twice each and Axar Patel got the better of him thrice in last several T20s. So our IPL experts predict another tough day for Watson unless Chennai surface turns batting friendly.
He is leading the Delhi batting lineup from the front irrespective of the conditions offered. There is every chance that he will continue the good form in today’s IPL match as well. He has a great record against most Delhi bowlers. Our Dream11 fantasy cricket experts predict he will also easily get through Deepak Chahar and Santner against whom he has struggled in the last few T20s.