The Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils will come up against each other for the first time in Match 30 of VIVO IPL 2018.
CSK sit in the top half of the standings with five wins and two losses. In their most recent outing – on Saturday night, they lost a close one to the Mumbai Indians. Batting first, CSK posted 169-5, which MI chased down in the last over. The CSK innings did not have the momentum that one usually expects to see in a 20-over contest; the start was slow, and there were periods of quiet in the middle of the innings too. In his chat at the post-match presentation, the CSK captain MS Dhoni admitted that his team were about 15-20 runs short, and that cost them the match. CSK will take confidence from the fact that they could still compete, even after losing one of their frontline bowlers (Deepak Chahar). CSK will be mindful that if only they had executed the one percenters better, the outcome of the game could have been different.
The Delhi Daredevils were the first team to hit the reset button midway through the season. After Gautam Gambhir decided to step down and Shreyas Iyer was given the commands of the team, the results showed instantly. In their previous match – Shreyas’ first as captain – DD posted the highest total of the season and then applied the squeeze on the visiting Kolkata Knight Riders to win by 55 runs. That win lifted the Daredevils from the bottom of the table, and they will be keen to build on that momentum and string together a series of wins.
When: Apr 30, 08:00 PM IST
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
The track tends to be a good wicket for batting. However, the spinners are known to play their part as the game progresses and can get it to grip off the surface. The covers manufactured by Griffon Hoverwork, has been praised by the Indian skipper, MS Dhoni.
9 of the last 13 IPL matches played in Pune – dating back to 2016 – have been won by the team chasing.
Venue Stats IPL
|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|
Head to Head
|Total Matches Play||16|
|Won by Chennai Super Kings||11|
|Won by Delhi Daredevils||5|
Teams’ Form in their Last Five Matches (most recent first)
Chennai Super Kings: L W W W L
Delhi Daredevils: W L L L W
Team Record at that particular venue
DD have won three out of their five games in Pune including their last two.
Chennai Super Kings
The likes of Mark Wood, David Willey and Karn Sharma could come into contention with Super Kings playing their second game
DD have no reason to change their winning combination and are expected to stick with it.
Chennai Super Kings : MS Dhoni (c & wk), Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Faf du Plessis, KM Asif, Kanishk Seth, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Mark Wood, Kshitiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, David Willey
Delhi Daredevils : Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro, Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult, Gautam Gambhir, Jason Roy, Mohammed Shami, Harshal Patel, Shahbaz Nadeem, Daniel Christian, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Manjot Kalra, Abhishek Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, Naman Ojha, Sayan Ghosh, Junior Dala
Chennai Super Kings
Shane Watson/David Willey, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Sam Billings, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Mark Wood, Shardul Thakur
Prithvi Shaw, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Glenn Maxwell, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan
Player to watch
Stats that matter
- Ravindra Jadeja has had a poor run this season, continuing his trend of declining influence on results in recent IPLs. He has bowled just 10 overs in seven games this season and has picked just one wicket as compared to the 2015 season where he picked 11 wickets in 15 innings. However, it is interesting to note that in CSK’s two losses this season, Dhoni had not bowled Jadeja.
- Shreyas Iyer will be looking to score his fourth consecutive 50-plus score. Only Virat Kohli (4) and Virender Sehwag (5) have posted more than three consecutive half-centuries in the IPL.
- Glenn Maxwell is known to have gone big against CSK in the past. He has 204 runs in four innings and a strike rate of 202 against them.