The second match of the Indian Premier League is set to feature the last season’s finalists- Delhi Capitals and the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings. The epic encounter is scheduled to take place at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, this Saturday.
Chennai Super Kings come on back of poor performance in the last season as they only managed to win 6 matches out of 14 and found themselves placed at the 7th position after the end of the group stages. Delhi on the other showcased great perseverance and determination to make it to their first-ever IPL finale.
Last season saw the Delhi Capitals make easy work of the Men in Yellow as both the encounters saw the Delhi side come out victorious. Can CSK bounce back this season?
Match Toss Time: 19:00 Local (13:30 GMT)
Match Start Time: 19:30 Local (14:00 GMT)
Match Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Head to Head
Matches Played: 23, CSK: 15, MI: 8
The conditions are ideal for cricket as clear skies are expected throughout the course of the day. The temperature is expected to be hovering in the 32-28 degree Celsius and the humidity at the peak is likely to touch the 55 percent mark.
The pitch in Wankhede as we know does favor both the departments. The batsmen though are expected to have a good time, especially during the second innings as the dew factor could play a major role in this encounter. The team winning the toss should be looking to bowl first as the teams chasing at this venue have tasted more success.
CSK have signed in Jason Behrendroff as a replacement for injured Josh Hazlewood. Though it does look doubtful if the Australian will play the opening game for CSK. The four foreign pics are likely to be that of Dwyane Bravo, Sam Curran, Faf du Plessis, and the latest addition Moeen Ali.
Delhi Capitals on the other hand will be going into the tournament without the services of their skipper Shreyas Iyer. The leadership responsibility is now handed over to the young sensation- Rishabh Pant. No other injuries are reported from their side.
Probable Playing Xl
Chennai Super Kings (CSK): Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur
Mumbai Indians (MI): Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (C&WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, Umesh Yadav
Sam Curran showed great form in the recently concluded series against India and for that reason, he is a must-pick in the fantasy line-up. Faf du Plessis, Marcus Stoinis, and Ravichandran Ashwin could also add great value.
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