Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals will take on each other at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Match 34 of IPL 2020. Delhi sits on top of the points table, with 6 wins from 8 games. Chennai are placed 6th as the competition for the playoffs gets more intense with each passing game. CSK defeated SRH by 20 runs, while DC defeated RR by 13 runs in their last game.
Chennai Super Kings have had an unusually slow start to the campaign. They made a strong comeback against Sunrisers Hyderabad to keep themselves alive in the playoffs race. This game shall be extremely crucial for them as they have the winning momentum. Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, have had a great run so far.
Match 34- DC vs CSK
Venue- Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Time – 7:30 PM IST
Head To Head:
MS Dhoni needs 9 runs to complete 4000 runs for CSK in IPL, will become the 2nd player after Sursh Raina.
Ambati Rayudu needs 50 runs to reach 5000 T20 runs.
Kagiso Rabada is one wicket short of 50 IPL wickets. He will become the first foreigner to take 50 wickets for DC in IPL and only the 2nd bowler overall.
Delhi Capitals are struggling with injuries. Captain Shreyas Iyer also got injured in the game against Rajasthan, and he might sit out for this clash, with Shikhar Dhawan taking over the reins. Rishabh Pant is also not expected to play this game as he might take a few more days to recover from his hamstring injury. They would hope that their bowlers keep up their good work.
Chennai Super Kings:
MS Dhoni would have been satisfied with the win. The ‘intent’ was evident in all 3 aspects- bat, ball, and field. Fans would be hoping that CSK pulls off a similar comeback as they did in 2010, when they had just won 3 out of their first 8 games. If they win this game, the competition for the 4th place will certainly become very intense. They are expected to go unchanged in this match.