Date: May 10, 2023
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
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M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai will be the venue when Chennai Super Kings compete against Delhi Capitals in the match 55 of the Indian Premier League 2023. In their last four matches of this season, CSK have managed to win only one, albeit it was against MI in a lopsided contest at home last weekend. As far as DC goes, they are in great form in the IPL among all teams currently, barring GT. The upcoming encounter between Chennai and Delhi isn’t the most sought-after in the IPL, but it has the potential to deliver quality cricket from start to finish.
In the IPL 2023, the pitches at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium has been very good for batting, especially in the first half of either inning. The average first innings scores at this venue have risen to 173 in the current edition of the tournament. That’s why, it is expected that the first innings total for the Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals fixture gets up to 175-180 range.
Chennai Super Kings
Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad are two of the highest run scorers among all the CSK batters in the IPL thus far. Their opening partnership has been complemented quite well by the Chennai middle order, including the players like Ajinkya Rahane and Shivam Dube. Talking about the Chennai Super Kings bowling, Tushar Deshpande has been by far the pick of the bunch for the team, while he has been getting good support from Ravindra Jadeja and Maheesh Theekshana in particular.
SportsTiger Playing XI of CSK
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Matheesha Pathirana (Potential Impact Substitute - Maheesh Theekshana for Ambati Rayudu)
In the batting department, the captain David Warner has been by far the best performer for Delhi Capitals in this year’s IPL. The runs from Phil Salt at the top of the order in the last match has been a welcome change for DC, similarly to Aman Khan’s contribution in the middle order a game prior. The strength for Delhi in the IPL 2023 has been their bowling, many individuals have stepped up for the team at different stages of the tournament, including Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, and Ishant Sharma to name a few.
SportsTiger Playing XI of DC
David Warner (c), Phil Salt (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Riley Rossouw, Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Aman Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mukesh Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed (Potential Impact Substitute - Ripen Patel for Ishant Sharma)
Chennai Super Kings have been playing consistent cricket in the IPL 2023 under the astute leadership of captain MS Dhoni. But still, they will have to be wary of the threat posed by a resurgent Delhi Capitals side in their upcoming encounter.
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