The winning streak of Chennai Super Kings was harmed by Mumbai in their last match against each other. After a blip last night, CSK will look to devise a new strategy to win their next game against Delhi. The Delhi Daredevils, meanwhile, are jumping up for joy in confidence under their new skipper Shreyas Iyer. Match 30 of IPL 2018 will see the table toppers take on the team at the bottom. Find the Probable Final Playing 11 below.
Overall: Matches – 16
Chennai Super Kings– 11
Delhi Daredevils – 5
Punters Heavy On: CSK
Chennai will host Delhi at their new home ground, Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
|Matches won batting first||17|
|Matches won bowling first||17|
|Average 1st Inns scores||158|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||141|
|Highest total recorded||205/4 (20 Ov) by DD vs RPS|
|Lowest total recorded||73/10 (15.5 Ov) by KXIP vs RPS|
|Highest score chased||196/7 (20 Ov) by GL vs RPS|
|Lowest score defended||120/9 (20 Ov) by MI vs PWI|
(The above stats only include the IPL matches played at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium)
If the Pune pitch is bouncy like the last match, Delhi’s fast bowlers will find it favorable. But CSK will want a slightly slow pitch as they depend on their spinners and do not have reliable pace attack.
How do the teams stack up?
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai’s key bowler Deepak Chahar retired hurt during the last match and hence will miss the next few games. The best replacement for Chahar will be David Willey who can not only swing the ball upfront but also perform aggressively with the bat. CSK’s lack of a dependable death over bowler was evident in their last match. The team might consider brining Lungi Ngidi in who can bowl with the new ball and at the death too. Imran Tahir and Sam Billings have inconsistent since the start of the tournament. If David Willey and Lungi Ngidi come into 3 rd and 4 th overseas slots, Imran tahir and Sam Billings might have to sit in the dugout. Karn Sharma will come in place of Tahir.
CSK Probable Final Playing 11:
David Willey, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi
Players to watch out for: Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina
The Delhi Daredevils played like champions in their last match against Kolkata. The opening partnership of Colin Munro and Prithvi Shaw worked so well for DD. Shreyas Iyer handled his captaincy with better responsibility and played a brilliant captain’s innings. Rishabh Pant should recuperate his form and help the team in the middle overs. Avesh Khan, Liam Plunkett and Amit Mishra were also the reasons for Delhi’s victory in the last match and their spell is likely to continue. The DD squad is expected to be the same.
DD Probable Final Playing 11:
Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan
Players to watch out for: Shreyas Iyer, Avesh Khan, Prithvi Shaw