In order to qualify for the playoffs of the ongoing IPL 2023, Chennai Super Kings cannot afford to drop any point when they take on Delhi Capitals at Arun Jaitley Stadium on May 20. Notably, the MS Dhoni-led side currently has 15 points to their name in 13 matches and is second on the points table. However, if they lose to DC, teams like LSG, RCB, and MI can topple the four-time champions, leaving CSK out of the playoffs race. However, if they manage to win, CSK will have a great opportunity to eventually finish in the top two.
Thus the match holds a lot of value, to say the least. When it comes to the home side, the David Warner-led side will try to finish on a higher note and give the fans something to cheer for. They defeated PBKS by 15 runs in the last match and jeopardized their hopes to qualify for the playoffs. It remains to be seen if they can spoil CSK’s party this time around. All eyes will be on Prithvi Shaw and Rilee Rossouw, who were sensational in DC’s last match.
Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 67, IPL 2023
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Date & Time: Saturday, May 20, 3:30 PM IST
Telecast & Streaming Details: Star Sports Network and JioCinema
The surface at the Arun Jaitley Stadium is suited for the batters to succeed. Bowling first will be ideal on this surface and anything close to 180 runs will be a perfect total.
DC vs CSK Probable Playing XIs
Delhi Capitals (DC):
David Warner (c), Prithvi Shaw, Philip Salt (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Axar Patel, Aman Hakim Khan, Yash Dhull, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed
Chennai Super Kings (CSK):
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (wk/c), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana
DC vs CSK Probable Best Performers
Probable best batter
Every time CSK needed someone to step up in the middle, Shivam Dube did his job and will definitely be one of the players to watch out for. In 13 matches so far, the 29-year-old has scored 363 runs and against KKR in the last match, when all the other batters were struggling in the middle, Dube hit 48* runs off 34 deliveries to bail CSK out of a difficult situation. Thus, he has been a key player for CSK this season.
Probable best bowler
Even though the pacer has leaked a lot of runs, Tushar Deshpande has picked up a lot of wickets and thus, he can prove dangerous against DC. He has picked up 19 wickets in 13 matches so far and with that, he is currently sixth in the IPL Purple Cap race.