IPL 2019: Can Delhi Capitals overcome Dhoni-led Chennai?

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26 Mar 2019

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Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings are off to a flying start in the Indian Premier League 2019, as they won their respective openers.

They lock horns in match number five at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi on Tuesday.

It promises to be a thrilling affair as MS Dhoni-led Chennai would look to stop the onslaught by the young squad of Delhi.

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Chennai humble Bangalore, Delhi decimate Mumbai

Chennai humble Bangalore, Delhi decimate Mumbai

The opening match of the tournament saw defending champions CSK humble Royal Challengers Bangalore by seven wickets in a lowing scoring tie in Chennai, while Harbhajan Singh was adjudged the Man of the Match.

As for DC, they decimated former champions Mumbai Indians at Wankhede by 37 runs in a high-scoring match. Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant was the star of the match.

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Dhoni and Pant in focus

As for CSK, Dhoni's captaincy will remain the focus. His brilliance was seen in the opener against RCB, especially how he rotated his spinners.

For DC, Pant would be the center of attraction, courtesy his knock of 78 on Sunday.

Talking about the Playing XI, it is highly unlikely that these two would want to disturb the winning combination, unless there is an injury.

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Head-to-head

CSK enjoy an edge over DC

CSK enjoy an edge over DC

Considering their past encounters, there have been 18 clashes, where CSK have dominated with 12 wins, while DC won the remaining six.

Further, out of 15 matches played in India, 10 have been won by CSK while DC won the remaining five.

With respect to the matches played in Delhi, four out of six matches have been pocketed by CSK.

Kotla factor

Kotla track expected to be sluggish

Kotla is known to be a rank turner, and it is expected that another sluggish encounter is on the cards.

The track is likely to suit CSK more, owing to their lethal spin department led by Harbhajan, Ravindra Jadeja and Imran Tahir.

Since the track gets slower by day, the team bowling first would have to rely on the pacers initially.

Predicted XI

No changes expected in Playing XI

No changes expected in Playing XI

DC: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Pant (wicket-keeper), Colin Ingram, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult, Ishant Sharma.

CSK: Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Dhoni (captain and wicket-keeper), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir.

Dream XI: Pant (captain), Dhawan, Ingram, Watson, Rayudu, Axar, Bravo, Rabada, Harbhajan (vice-captain), Tahir, Thakur.

Match details

When, where and how to watch

Match: Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi.

Time: 8 PM (IST)

Where to watch (TV): Star Sports 1, 2, Select 1 and other regional languages channels of Star Sports.

Where to watch (Online): Hotstar.

Where to book match tickets: Paytm and delhicapitals.in.

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When was the last time DC won the IPL?

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DC is yet to win the IPL?

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DC was initially led by Virender Sehwag.

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No, Dhoni finished as runners-up during IPL 2017 with Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS).

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