Things are bound to get interesting as table toppers Chennai Super Kings will face off against Delhi Daredevils who are fighting it hard to stay in the competition. However, a staggering win in the last match against KKR would surely lift the morale under their newly appointed captain Shreyas Iyer. CSK on the other hand are coming from a comprehensive defeat against Mumbai Indians, which is the only positive sign for the doubles D’s.
A win for CSK will ensure their consolidation at the top of the points table, whereas, a win for Delhi Dardevils is mandatory for their survival in the IPL 11.
Positives from last match
Delhi Daredevils: Captain Shreyas Iyer played a blisterring innings of 93 against KKR, which is a sign that he is back in form.
Opening combination of Munro and Shaw gave a solid foundation at the start and set the best 1st wicket partnership for DD in the season.
Chennai Super Kings: Raina’s quickfire 75 of 47 balls against MI is a good sign for CSK, though it ended up on the loosing cause, but he held the innings together and took his team to respectable score.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is back among runs with his traditional late flourish.
Area of concern
Chennai Super Kings: Their main pace spearhead Shardul Thakur is proving way too expensive. On the other hand, an injury to Deepak Chahar, who is the second most economical bowler for CSK has been a big concern for the think tank. The team doesn’t have any other Indian International pacer and will force a change to bring any in-experienced bowler.
Delhi Dardevils: Injury to Chris Morris has disturbed the balance of the team.
Chennai Super Kings: Ambati Rayudu and Dwayne Bravo
Delhi Daredevils: Trent Boult and Shreyas Iyer
Head to Head Battle
16 Matches played between the two teams
11 times CSK has won
5 times DD has won
It will be a battle of wicket-keepers as Rishabh Pant is seen as a future prospect in the national team after MS Dhoni. It will be interesting to see which of these two wicket-keeper batsman manage to outperform each other.
CSK’s win percentage: 78%
DD’s win percentage: 22%
There is no signs of rain, and the temperature will range from 35′-38′ degree celcius with the humidity level at 48% at evening. The sky will be clear with a cloud cover of 31%.
Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf Du Plesis, Harbhajan Singh, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayadu, Deepak Chahar, K M Asif, Kanish Seth, Lungi Ngidi, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Sam Billings, Mark Wood, Kshtiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, N Jagadeesan, David Willy.
Delhi Daredevils: Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant, Glenn Maxwell, Gautam Gambhir, Jason Roy, Colin Munro, Mohammed Shami, Amit Mishra, Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Daniel Christian, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Trent Boult, Manjot Kalra, Abhishek Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, Naman Ojha, Sayan Ghosh, Liam Plunkett, Junior Dala.
Match Date: 30 April 2018, Monday
Match Timing: 20:00 IST, 14:30 GMT
Match Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, India