Delhi still not out of contention
- Chennai’s ruthless home record will aid them
- Onus on Delhi’s bowlers to dent Chennai
Chennai Super Kings are up against a listless Delhi side at home and would hope to get an easy win under the belt to push Gujarat near the top of the points table. Chennai Super Kings have odds of 1.67 to beat Delhi Capitals.
Delhi’s bowlers need to step up, especially their Indian spinners Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav, if they are to push CSK on a spin-friendly wicket in their backyard. Delhi Capitals have odds of 2.17 to beat Chennai Super Kings.
Head-to-head record, CSK v DC
The head-to-head record is in favour of Chennai, who have 17 wins as against 10 by Delhi Capitals. In matches played at the Chepauk, CSK have won six of the eight clashes against Delhi Capitals.
The conditions in Chennai will be hard for batting with spinners expected to thrive later in the day as the pitch gets slower. The team winning the toss might want to bat first.
Chennai Super Kings are overwhelming favourites to win this game with a win percentage of over 75.
The average score in T20 matches at the Chepauk in Chennai is around 150-160. This could change depending on which side bats first with Delhi not expected to score as much against Chennai’s spinners.
Pitch and conditions
The pitch here is good for spinners and the middle overs will be a tough period for most batting sides to get through. Both sides have quality spinners and run-scoring could be difficult with the pitch sluggish and low.
Players to keep an eye on…
CSK Predicted playing XI:
Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni, Deepak Chahar, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana
DC Predicted playing XI:
David Warner, Phil Salt, Mitchell Marsh, Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Rilee Rossouw, Aman Khan, Ripal Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar
Devon Conway: The New Zealand opener ahs thrived against mediocre bowling attacks, even on slow wickets and could go big here.
Axar Patel: With focus on spin, expect Axar Patel to dominate the middle overs for Delhi and also bat higher up the order with the bat to counter the likes of Jadeja and Theekshana.
IPL 2023, Match 55 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Chennai Super Kings will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
CSK v DC Betting tips
Apart from betting on Chennai to win the match, check our other recommended bet about CSK’s best batter.
Devon Conway has 458 runs in 11 matches and is the fourth-highest run-getter this season. Back Conway at 3.35 to be Chennai’s top batter!