Date: May 20, 2023
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
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Delhi Capitals are set to face off against Chennai Super Kings in match 67 of the Indian Premier League 2023 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The Capitals will play this contest after a fruitful visit to Dharamshala, where they beat Punjab Kings by 15 runs. Meanwhile, the Super Kings didn’t fare well at home as they were defeated by the Knight Riders in Anbuden by six wickets. In their next IPL outing at Delhi, CSK has to defeat DC to seal the top-four spot on the points table, which might not be as easy as it seems on paper.
The pitches at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi have brought much-needed balance to the proceedings in the IPL. The average first innings score at this venue in this edition of the IPL is 168. Hence, the first innings score in the upcoming encounter between DC and CSK could hover around the 165-175 range on May 20.
Delhi Capitals batting got a massive boost in their previous fixture at Dharamshala against Punjab Kings with Prithvi Shaw and Rilee Rossouw putting up fifty-plus scores on the board. David Warner, the captain of DC, is also in ominous form with the bat as he has increased his strike rate dramatically in his last few IPL outings. The bowling attack of Delhi has been quite reliant on Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel, the left-arm spin duo, and they haven’t disappointed the team management one bit this season.
SportsTiger Playing XI of DC
David Warner (c), Phil Salt (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Axar Patel, Aman Khan, Yash Dhull, Anrich Nortje, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mukesh Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed
(Potential Impact Substitute - Prithvi Shaw for Mukesh Kumar)
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings runs scoring charts have been dominated by their openers Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad with many fantastic opening partnerships right throughout the tournament. Shivam Dube and Ajinkya Rahane have been shouldering the responsibility for CSK in the middle order. Meanwhile, in the bowling department, the Sri Lankan duo of Maheesh Theekshana and Matheesha Pathirana are picking up wickets regularly for Chennai in recent matches, while Deepak Chahar returning amongst the wickets is yet another positive for the side.
SportsTiger Playing XI of CSK
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana
(Potential Impact Substitute - Matheesha Pathirana for Ambati Rayudu)
Delhi Capitals can be a difficult team to beat at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, thanks mainly to their bowlers utilising the conditions better than the opposition. But still, Chennai Super Kings are well-equipped to handle the spin threat and dish out a version of their own against the home side on May 20.
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