IPL 2019 – Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals taking place? Wednesday 1st May, 15:30 (UK)

Where is Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals taking place? MA Chidambaram Stadium

What is the expected weather for Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals? 34-36c with cloud and 60% humidity

What channel is Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals on? This match will be televised live on BT Sport 3

Where can I stream Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match on the BT Sport app

Where can I get tickets for Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals? https://www.iplt20.com/schedule

THE STATISTICS

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time meetings:
Chennai Super Kings W13, Delhi Capitals W5
Last meeting: Chennai Super Kings beat Delhi Capitals by 6 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS

Coach: Stephen Fleming

Captain: MS Dhoni

  • Chennai Super Kings have been knocked off top spot by their opponents Delhi Capitals so they will be keen to get back to winning ways here and bounce back from the loss to Mumbai Indians at the weekend where they were bowled out for just 109 chasing 155/4.

  • MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja were held out of that game due to illness while Faf du Plessis was also rested as they decided to preserve some of their veterans, but they are all likely to have recovered in time to be able to play here.

  • Dhoni has not been training with the rest of the team so there is a chance he will be held out once again, and while they will be keen to win this match, there is a good chance they will rotate more players in this match.

DELHI CAPITALS

Coach: Ricky Ponting

Captain: Shreyas Iyer

  • Delhi Capitals are the form team in the IPL right now having won six of their last seven matches and confidence is flying on the back of the 16-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore last time out.

  • The team remains incredibly settled and with plenty of youth in the ranks, it seems unlikely that coach Ricky Ponting will risk resting many as he will be desperate to maintain the momentum they have ahead of the knockout phase.

  • West Indian Sherfane Rutherford had a good game against RCB smashing an unbeaten 28 from just 13 balls to boost their total when batting first, and then he bowled one solitary over but took the wicket of AB de Villiers, so he looks like he is settling into life in the IPL nicely now.

THE PREDICTION

Both of these teams are guaranteed a knockout phase place but they will be keen to seal a top two spot with Mumbai Indians breathing down on them both in order to make their path to the final easier. Much will depend on the team selections for this match as both could rotate and rest players, although one would imagine CSK bring some of their regulars back into the side in an attempt to avoid losing any momentum. Delhi are on fire right now and in Kagiso Rabada they have the standout bowler of the tournament. They could enjoy the conditions in Chennai unless they have worked on the pitch to slow it down again. This one could go either way, but if Chennai have all their key men back, expect them to get back to winning ways on home turf.