Fortune reversal for teams
A clash between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings being a contest between table toppers and wooden spoon franchise isn’t a surprise. The shock is that it is Delhi heading the table and Chennai at rock bottom. So many times in previous years in the league we have seen that points table look upside down.
After a formidable season so far, Delhi are in with a major chance to consolidate their position at the top of the points table. The Chennai batting line-up is to the liking of the Delhi pace attack and should be another good day in the office for the Iyer-led side. They have odds of 1.71 to beat Chennai.
Chennai Super Kings, however, are languishing at the bottom of the table and look down and out. While they made some interesting changes, mostly in intent, in the last game, they have odds of 2.05 to win this game.
Overall record in favour of Chennai Super Kings
Overall records may not count for much but Chennai Super Kings need inspiration and it is this record that they should look up before heading down for this game at Sharjah. CSK have 15 wins and just seven losses against Delhi over the years in the Indian Premier League.
TIP: DC and CSK have pretty good batsmen with good individual records and the odds of one of them at least making a fifty is pretty good at 1.06
Keep an eye on…
Chennai spinners: If there’s one way the CSK bowling can tie down Delhi, it’s with the spinners. If Imran Tahir returns and Piyush Chawla plays alongside him, CSK will have the two leggies and Ravindra Jadeja to tackle Delhi’s batting unit that will likely miss Rishabh Pant again.
Marcus Stoinis: A valuable all-rounder this year, Marcus Stoinis has made some telling contributions with bat and ball this year. He has thrived in the death overs and with surfaces getting slower, his slow back of a length bowling could also be in demand.
RECOMMENDED BET: DC have a formidable bowling attack that counters Chennai’s strengths and have odds of 1.71 to win.
This year, DC have won six matches and lost just two. In the previous encourage between these teams this year, Delhi went on to win by 44 runs. Chennai are struggling to find their feet in the season and have just three wins so far.
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