In the 67th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, Delhi Capitals (DC) will welcome Chennai Super Kings (CSK) tomorrow i.e. Saturday, May 20 at the Arun Jaitely Stadium in Delhi at 3:30 PM IST.
The Capitals are already out of contention to qualify for the playoffs given they have only 10 points in 13 games. The team had a strong initial impression but their middle order never really stood out, they ended up being the first team to be eliminated. However, David Warner and Philip Salt performed admirably throughout the season, and they will aim to continue dominating bowlers against CSK as well. In the last match, Prithvi Shaw too displayed fearless batting as he struck a thunderous half-century. Additionally, Mitchell Marsh, Rilee Rossouw and Axar Patel also looked in some good touch and will want to continue it tomorrow as well. Ishant Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav and Anrich Nortje have all excelled with the ball, and another strong performance will increase their prospects to gain two points.
On the other hand, CSK already have their one step in the playoffs as they have 15 points in 13 games. A further two points will provide some comfort for CSK who will be sitting in second place on the points chart. However, the outcome of the match between Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), which takes place later in the evening, will determine CSK’s position in the standings. With regard to their lineup or even their tactics, CSK doesn’t need to make many changes. Fans would once more support the team to play at parity despite their defeat to KKR in their last match. While Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway giving CSK a bright start throughout the season, it’s the Shivam Dube show which steals the spotlight at the end of the innings. Additionally, MS Dhoni has demonstrated his sincere intentions with his bat, and it is obvious that he goes for the big blows right from the very first delivery. With the ball as well, Tushar Deshpande, Ravindra Jadeja, Matheesha Pathirana and others have also been rock solid. While CSK will look for a win, they would also like to enhance their net run rate.
In the head-to-head matchup, CSK have a substantial lead over DC. The two teams faced off 28 times, with Chennai prevailing 18 times and Delhi winning 10 games. In their last outing, which took place earlier this season, CSK won the game by 27 runs.