DC vs CSK IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Match 67
DC vs CSK is the final fixture for both teams in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season. After victory over Punjab Kings (PBKS), Delhi Capitals (DC) will be hoping to end their season with back-to-back wins. Meanwhile, CSK need two points to ensure their place in the playoffs. The MS Dhoni-led side will also want to finish second in the points table.
The match will take place at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, on Saturday at 3:30 PM.
DC’s top order was on song against PBKS on Wednesday. David Warner and Prithvi Shaw, who returned to the playing 11 after a while, made 94 runs for the opening wicket. South Africa’s Rilee Rossouw took charge after the openers were dismissed and made an unbeaten 82 to steer DC to 213. Also, Phil Salt made a 14-ball 26*.
Ishant Sharma and Anrich Nortje will be the key in DC’s bowling department. The duo was instrumental, especially Nortje, in the victory over PBKS. Khaleel Ahmed, the third pace bowler in the playing 11, hasn’t been consistent. Spinners Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav will have a big role to play on Saturday.
Chennai Super Kings
Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad are crucial to CSK’s playoff hopes. The duo has amassed more than 900 runs between them, and once they put on a solid stand, the rest of the CSK batters – Ajinkya Rahane and Shivam Dube can sustain the pressure on DC bowlers. Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, and MS Dhoni can hurt the hosts in the death overs.
CSK fans will pin their hopes on Deepak Chahar and Jadeja in the bowling department. Chahar has been excellent since his return from injury, while the all-rounder is four shy of reaching 20 wicket-mark for the first time in an IPL season. Sri Lanka’s Matheesh Pathirana, too, has made a huge impact. He has an economy of 7.80, the best among CSK pace bowlers.
DC vs CSK Head-to-Head
CSK enjoys an excellent head-to-head record against DC in IPL. In the 28 meetings, CSK won 18 times, while DC managed ten wins. CSK defended 167 in the first fixture against DC this season. Matheesha Pathirana and Deepak Chahar took five wickets between them in Chennai.
DC vs CSK Last Five Meetings
DC & CSK IPL 2023 Stats
- Top Run-scorer: David Warner – 430 runs (DC); Devon Conway – 498 runs (CSK)
- Most Wickets: Mitchell Marsh – 12 wickets (DC); Tushar Deshpande – 19 wickets (CSK)
- Most Sixes: Axar Patel – 14 sixes (DC); Shivam Dube – 30 sixes (CSK)