09 May 2019
CSK vs DC: Match preview, head-to-head records and pitch report
MS Dhoni-led CSK will get another shot to reach the finale in this crunch Qualifier 2 encounter.
DC beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Eliminator and will look to come out strong.
Here's the derailed match preview.
CSK have to offer substance with the bat
The batting did them in against Mumbai in Qualifier 1.
MS Dhoni will expect his batsmen to produce substance and take responsibility.
MSD has been terrific himself.
Bowling wise, CSK have what it takes to hurt DC.
DC will hope to better their show
DC made life hard for themselves against SRH.
The middle order looks shaky and CSK will target the same.
Shreyas Iyer's side will need a collective approach from their batsmen this time around.
They know the conditions better in Vizag and will hope to utilize it well.
Their bowling has been top notch throughout the season and the focus will be to deliver.
CSK vs DC: Here are the key players
The role of CSK's top order will be massive.
The experienced names will need to lay the foundation.
Suresh Raina in particular will look to make his presence felt.
Spinners Imran Tahir and Harbhajan Singh can dictate the show for CSK.
For DC, Dhawan needs to provide a strong start for the side.
Boult's exploits with the new ball is important.
Pitch report, timing and TV listing
If the pitch in Vizag remains similar to that of Wednesday, then one expects a decent score on the board.
Spinners will have their presence felt.
The bowling especially in the middle overs will hold key as the pitch gets a bit slower.
The Qualifier 2 is scheduled for 7:30 PM start IST.
One can watch the match live on the Star Sports Network.
Head-to-head meetings between the two sides
The two teams have faced each other on 20 occasions in the past. CSK have emerged victorious in 14 games. Meanwhile, DC have managed to win only six times.