IPL 2019 Qualifier-2: CSK vs DC, Can Chennai make it to the finals this season?
Chennai will get another chance to reach to the finals as they lost qualifier 1 to Mumbai Indians at MA Chidambaram Stadium. Delhi, on the other hand, won against Sunrisers Hyderabad to face Chennai in the qualifier 1.
The Qualifier 2 of Indian Premier League 2019 is going to be a blockbuster match when Chennai Super Kings will fight Delhi Capitals on Friday, May 10 at ACA-VDCA Stadium. Chennai will get another chance to reach to the finals as they lost qualifier 1 to Mumbai Indians at MA Chidambaram Stadium. Delhi, on the other hand, won against Sunrisers Hyderabad to face Chennai in the qualifier 1.
Chennai felt the need for strong opening order when their openers failed to give the good start to the team against Mumbai. Chennai did not show any fight as their complete batting line weakened in front of Mumbai's bowlers and Chennai managed to post the total of 131 after losing 4 wickets in 20 overs.
Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni scored 42 and 37 respectively. Dhoni will expect the best performance from their players in the crucial match.
Dhoni's spinners like Imran Tahir and Ravindra Jadeja have been good in the tournament and a lot will depend on them against Delhi.
Delhi capitals won its last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad while chasing the target of 163 runs. Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant scored 56 and 49 respectively and brought the team close to victory. Delhi's inconsistent batting line was once again exposed against SRH. Despite the good start, the team collapsed under pressure and if it weren't Rishabh Pant, the team would have lost the match.
"In T20s, you need 40 off 20 or so, then you have to attack one bowler. I don't see who's bowling. It's in our muscle memory, and that's why we practice so much. Today, that was special because I didn't try to hit the ball too hard. I was just watching the ball, and I was trying to time the ball," Pant said after the match
Head to Head
DC : Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Axar Patel, Keemo Paul, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Trent Boult
CSK : Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis, Deepak Chahar
DC : Shreyas Iyer (captain), Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Colin Ingram, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Ankush Bains, Chris Morris, Sherfane Rutherford, Jalaj Saxena, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Nathu Singh, Bandaru Ayyappa, Colin Munro, Manjot Kalra.
CSK : Chennai Super Kings: Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni (c), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Murali Vijay, Karn Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis, Deepak Chahar, Mohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Dhruv Shorey, Scott Kuggeleijn, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif
Source: NYOOOZ DESK - IPL 2019