CSK Vs DC: Delhi capitals is hoping for this first IPL final berth
It’s like a daddy vs. son scenario as the old and experienced guns in the CSK line-up is set to take on mighty young Delhi capitals on Visakhapatnam today. Both the teams have managed their playoff berth with strong performance and they look to continue the momentum in this game also to qualify for finals. With young guns started firing at the right time and experienced players like Shikhar Dhawan and Amit Mishra started contributing at the right time for Delhi capitals which is a welcome sign. As a unit, they are performing tremendously which was evident at their emphatic victory against SRH in the eliminator.
CSK, on the other hand, had a terrible game against MI in the first qualifier and they will look to turn the tables in this match. With Shane Watson not contributing with bat leads to not getting the kind of start they have looked for this season. With Suresh Raina not regaining his Midas touch it provides additional burden for the lower order batsmen like Ambati Rayudu and ms dhoni. Their collective effort was the reason for their success last season and they will look to regain that magic this season too. Toss will play a major role because of due factor so the team that chases will have a better advantage.
What to expect between these two sides:
Definitely, their experience will come into play and they are the more settled unit than DC and have got all the abilities to raise their game. They will look to put up their collective effort which is vital for them to succeed. With settled unit, there will not be many changes and they will look into their spin trio to come good against rookie Delhi line-up.
Delhi capitals, on the other hand, are a young and dynamic team which has got all the abilities to upset CSK. They are young and definitely have got the point to prove by entering into finals of IPL. Delhi has got the strong batting and bowling line up and they have got all the ability to pull off a victory. DC will look into their batting line-up to come good against strong bowling lineup which will help them to seal a victory.
Both the team has met against each other in 20 occasions and CSK clearly has got the upper hand by winning 14 out of them Whereas DC has won only 6 games. Of the currently playing players, MS Dhoni is the highest run scorer between these two sides with 520 runs and Dwayne Bravo tops the wickets table with 11 scalps to his name.
Players to watch out for:
Rishabh pant has got the quiet offseason this time and he is peaking at the right time. He has become more matured now and as we all know he has got the right firepower to accelerate the game at any stages. He looks to continue his contribution to his team which is vital for the team’s success.
With relative off-season, Suresh Raina will look to contribute heavily like before which will help his team to emerge victoriou7s. With failing top order his contribution is vital for team’s success.
Both the teams have played really good cricket to reach this level and they will look to give this best to qualify for finals. DC has a slightly upper hand considering their current form.