DC vs CSK: Can DC Knock CSK Out of IPL 2023? | Match Details, Predicted XIs, Fantasy Tips
Delhi Capitals are already out of the playoffs race | Source: Twit
The 67th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 will be played between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi on Saturday, May 20.
With their early elimination from the tournament, the Capitals will once again approach this match with nothing to lose. This lack of pressure often translates into fearless cricket, as we witnessed in their last game against Punjab Kings, where they put an end to Shikhar Dhawan & Co.'s dreams of qualifying for the playoffs by defeating them convincingly.
The David Warner-led side is more than capable of doing the same to the Chennai Super Kings in this match and the pressure will undoubtedly be on the latter to perform and hold onto their second position on the points table, but it won't be an easy task considering the magnitude of this high-stakes encounter.
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings, on the other hand, have played a total of 13 matches in the tournament, winning seven out of them, losing five while their one match was abandoned due to bad weather, resulting in a point being awarded to them.
With a tally of 15 points, they currently occupy the second position on the points table. They are coming into this game on the back of a six-wicket defeat at the hands of the Kolkata Knight Riders and this game will be a must-win for them.
However, winning this game would not be sufficient for them if they are eyeing a top-two finish. They also have to ensure that their net run rate is better than the Lucknow Super Giants, who have the same number of points and are scheduled to play their last league stage match later in the evening on the same day.
- Date and Time: 20 May, 3:30 PM IST
- Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
- Live Streaming and Broadcast: Jio Cinema & Star Sports Network
The pitch at Arun Jaitley stadium has proven to be favourable for batters in recent matches, resulting in high-scoring encounters. Considering it's an afternoon game, we can expect yet another thrilling high-scoring match on Saturday. With that in mind, the team that wins the toss would be wise to choose to bat first, giving themselves the opportunity to set a challenging target.
Predicted Playing XIs
Delhi Capitals: 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: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana
Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips
Wicket-Keeper: Devon Conway
Batters: David Warner, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shivam Dube, Rilee Rossouw
All-Rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Marsh, Axar Patel
Bowlers: Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Tushar Deshpande
Captain: Mitchell Marsh
Vice-Captain: Devon Conway
Even though Delhi Capitals will have the home ground advantage, the odds favour Chennai Super Kings as the favourites to win this game. However, underestimating Delhi Capitals would be a mistake, especially after their latest victory against Punjab Kings in their last match. All in all, with so much at stake for the Super Kings, this contest is set to be an exhilarating contest.