Stunning CSK look to JA-DEJA-VU out-of-sorts SRH
CSK will win the match
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||6||5||1||0||0||10||0.089|
|Chennai Super Kings||5||4||1||0||0||8||1.612|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||6||2||4||0||0||4||-0.305|
India is going through tough time with second wave of COVID hitting the country hardly. IPL too is feeling the heat with players leaving the tournament and calls to stop the tournament. CSK and SRH have completed their Mumbai and Chennai leg of the matches and are all set to play at the Delhi. CSK enjoyed their time in Wankhede with 4 wins out of their 5 matches while SRH suffered 4 losses in their 5 matches at the Chepauk. CSK are high on confidence and will look to continue their winning momentum while SRH will need to arrest their slide before their chances of play-off qualification hits a roadblock.
CSK batting unit made a superb 191 runs in the last game against RCB. Faf Du Plessis (50 runs), and Rituraj Gaikwad (33 runs) built the platform with a 74-run partnership. They missed Moeen Ali`s services in middle overs but Jadeja (69 runs) made a stunning finish slamming 37 runs off the last over to finish the innings.
Jadeja and Imran Tahir were exceptional with the ball in overs 7-14 as they had combined figures of 8-1-24-5 in the match. Sam Curran and Shardul Thakur chipped with the crucial wickets of the openers when they looked threatening in the last game. Dwayne Bravo and Lungi Ngidi might fight out for the last spot in the playing XI.
Top players to bet on:
Ravindra Jadeja – Jadeja had one of all-round performances ever with 62 runs off 28 balls, bowling figures of 4-1-13-3, and a brilliant direct hit. It will be tough to keep this man out of the game in any department.
Faf Du Plessis – Du Plessis have scored 211 runs in this season so far with 30+ runs in the last 4 matches with back-to-back fifties. He will look to continue his consistent run of form with the bat in this match too.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar
|F du Plessis||50||41||5||1||121.95|
Lungi Ngidi, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Deepak Chahar, SN Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Curran, MS Dhoni
Johnny Bairstow (38 runs) and Kane Williamson (66 runs) were the only players to contribute effectively with the bat. J Suchith chipped with a crucial 5-ball 16 runs to take the game into super-over. David Warner`s decision to bat ahead of in-form Johnny Bairstow raised a lot of questions.
Siddharth Kaul and Vijay Shankar bowled well and restricted the run flow in the middle overs while Khaleel Ahmed was taken for lot of runs in the last game. Spinners J Suchith and Rashid Khan had brilliant figures of 8-0-52-1 in the game to strangle the opposition middle order. Bhuvaneshwar Kuamr and Manish pandey are expected to return to the playing XI in this game.
Top players to bet on:
Johnny Bairstow – Bairstow was unstoppable last night with 38 runs off just 18 balls and he is setting the tone of the innings with quick-fire starts. He leads the sixes charts with 14 maximums so far.
Rashid Khan – Rashid Khan after a good start has been negated well in the last two games. He will look to trouble the batsmen in middle overs and claim crucial wickets to stall the opposition`s momentum.
David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Rashid Khan, Jagadeesha Suchith, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul
Khaleel Ahmed, Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Rashid Khan, S Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, KS Williamson, Jagadeesha Suchith, David Warner
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||29||0 mm.||1.84 k/h||From: WNW||0%|
|03h||31||0 mm.||3.44 k/h||From: W||0%|
|06h||37||0 mm.||4.43 k/h||From: W||0%|
|09h||43||0 mm.||4.97 k/h||From: W||1%|
|12h||42||0 mm.||6.05 k/h||From: WNW||5%|
|15h||39||0 mm.||4.65 k/h||From: W||49%|
|18h||36||0 mm.||3.57 k/h||From: W||34%|
|21h||34||0 mm.||3.16 k/h||From: WNW||15%|
Delhi will have bright sunshine with hot and humid weather in the early 30s on the match day. Dew might settle in and trouble the bowlers in the latter stages of the match.
Delhi pitch looks a little slow and sluggish and batsmen cannot come and play their shots directly. They need to apply themselves before taking on the bowlers. We expect scores in range of 150 -160 runs in this match here.
Both teams will look to chase down the total owing the presence of dew. They might opt to bat first only if the pitch turns to be slower as the match progresses.
CSK on a roll and they are at their vintage best where each player would spring a surprise at different moments. Their batting is their strength of the quality of players and depth of the line-up. They might enjoy bowling on sluggish surfaces with spinners in tandem. SRH are struggling big time with their middle order and will look to some spirited performances from Indian local talent. Their bowling looks good but relies heavily on Rashid Kahn to pick up wickets. We expect CSK to continue their winning form against SRH in this match.
CSK will win the match