CSK vs DC IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Match 55
CSK vs DC in Chennai is the first of the two meetings between two franchises aiming for a place in the playoffs. Chennai Super Kings (CSK), who beat Mumbai Indians in their last game, are second in the points table with 13 points. On the other hand, Delhi Capitals (DC) have won four of their last five meetings, and two points will keep their playoff hopes alive.
The match will be played at Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, on Wednesday at 7:30 PM.
Chennai Super Kings
CSK has no fresh concerns ahead of their 12th match this season. The ever-reliable opening duo Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad have amassed 842 runs between them. Shivam Dube and Ajinkya Rahane have been playing their roles to perfection. Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, and MS Dhoni have made crucial contributions in the death overs.
The CSK pacers wreaked havoc on MI batters on Saturday. Sri Lanka’s Matheesha Pathirana took 3/15, while Deepak Chahar and Tushar Deshpande grabbed a two-wicket haul each. Chahar’s wickets – Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma – came in the powerplay. With the Chepauk a turning track, Ravindra Jadeja and Maheesh Theekshana will have a big role to play on Wednesday.
The DC top-order delivered the goods against RCB in their last game. Phil Salt fell 13 short of a well-deserved hundred. David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, and Rilee Rossouw supported the Englishman excellently. The DC fans will be hoping that the key batters will sustain momentum till the end of the season.
In the bowling department, Marsh has made a considerable impact this season. The all-rounder broke RCB’s momentum with the wickets of Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell in successive balls. Spinners will be key for DC. Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav haven’t been able to take wickets consistently but kept the run rate under control.
CSK vs DC Head to Head
In the 27 meetings between the two teams, CSK has won 17 matches, while DC grabbed ten victories.
CSK vs DC Last Five Games
CSK vs DC IPL 2023 Stats
- Top Run-scorer: Devon Conway – 458 runs (CSK); David Warner – 330 runs (DC)
- Most Wickets: Tushar Deshpande – 19 wickets (CSK); Mitchell Marsh – 9 wickets (DC)
- Most Sixes: Shivam Dube – 24 sixes (CSK); Axar Patel – 13 sixes (DC)