18 May 2018
DD vs CSK: Preview, head-to-head and Fantasy XI
A win for CSK could see them topple SRH atop the table.
CSK have already qualified for the play-offs and it's a matter of making more grounds.
For DD, they would want to spoil CSK party and show their mettle.
Here's our pre-match report.
CSK lead the show in head-to-head proceedings
CSK have enjoyed solidity over DD in head-to-head fixtures.
Out of the 17 matches between these two teams, CSK lead by a huge 12-5 margin.
At the Kotla, as well, the visitors have had a better say.
Out of five clashes, MS Dhoni's boys lead by a 4-1 tally.
Without any doubt, CSK go in as the favorites.
High score to greet fans at Kotla
Scores in excess of 180+ should be expected at Kotla.
Bowlers need to think smartly and come strong.
The conditions are likely to be cool and slight rainfall is expected as per reports.
Team batting second will have an edge on Friday evening.
A lot will depend on in-form batsmen Ambati Rayudu and Rishabh Pant.
Stat box - DD vs CSK
CSK batsmen have hit the maximum sixes in IPL 2018 (116).
Daredevils have the worst economy rate as compared to other teams in IPL 2018 (9.34).
Harbhajan Singh has taken 21 wickets against DD in his IPL career. This is the most by any bowler against Delhi.
Prithvi Shaw has been dismissed five times versus spin in seven IPL innings.
Ambati and Pant get the leadership roles - Fantasy XI
In-form batsmen Ambati Rayudu and Rishabh Pant are natural choices as the skipper and vice-captain.
Suresh Raina, Prithvi Shaw and Jason Roy fill up as the batsmen in this XI.
CSK all-round duo of Shane Watson and Dwayne Bravo keep their place in the Fantasy XI.
In the bowling department, Trent Boult leads the charge along with Harbhajan, Harshal Patel and Mishra joining him.
Probable Playing XI - Delhi Daredevils
Jason Roy, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Shreyas Iyer (captain), Glenn Maxwell, Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Trent Boult, Harshal Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane and Amit Mishra.
Probable Playing XI - Chennai Super Kings
Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (captain and wicket-keeper), Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi and Karn Sharma.