Preview & Prediction: Match 7 (CSK vs DC)

Preview & Prediction: Match 7 (CSK vs DC)
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Preview & Prediction: Match 7 (CSK vs DC)

Yesterday vs Tomorrow

The young blood will be taking on the experienced men in yellow with a worrisome Head-to-Head record. Where the absence of Rayudu will force CSK to play Ruturaj, Amit Mishra will be eager to have a go who will be in for R Ashwin. After having a bizarre outing at Sharjah, CSK will feel at home on a slower track of Dubai.


Dubai: Pitch is expected to slow down as time progresses. Dew will help in chasing. Help for seamers early on.

Probable XI
CSK: Watson, Vijay, du Plessis, Ruturaj, Jadhav, Dhoni, Jadeja, S Curran, Chawla, D Chahar & Ngidi
Rayudu and Bravo are recovering and won't be available.

DC: Dhawan, Shaw, Iyer, Pant, Hetmyer, Stoinis, Axar, Mishra, Rabada, Avesh
Avesh should replace Mohit to add extra pace. Mishra will be replacing Ashwin.

Head to Head
Head to Head across seasons CSK dominates DC with 71% wins.

Year-wise, CSK have won 11 of their last 14 fixtures vs DC. That's an incredible win% of 78.

Players Match Up

-Watson vs Mishra
Watson averages 13 vs Mishra with 6 dismissals and 8 vs Axar with 2 dismissals.

-Faf/Vijay vs Rabada/Nortje
Faf averages 100 vs Fast bowlers at SR 140 since 2018.
Vijay averages 10 vs Fast bowlers since 2018 at an SR of 84.

-Iyer vs Jadeja
Iyer's SR is only 113 vs Left Arm Orthodox since 2018. Strikes at 89 vs Jadeja.

-Dhawan averages 84 vs Chawla with an SR of 159 but strikes at SR of only 77 vs D Chahar

-Prithvi Shaw
Shaw averages 7 vs D Chahar with 4 dismissals in 29 balls.
Shaw averages 10 vs Legbreak with 7 dismissals since 2018.

-Ngidi vs Pant
Ngidi has dismissed Pant twice in 6 balls he has faced so far.


Fun Stats

-Delhi wins 83% games when Shaw scores 30+
-CSK wins 80% games when Rayudu or Watson strike at 150+


Fantasy Team

-Shreyas Iyer (Captain)
Looked in great touch the other night and quite invincible vs Spin. Should capitalize on the touch.

-MS Dhoni (VC)
Overlooking his position, Dhoni is VC because its the '7th' match of IPL2020. Since the date(25th) is also supporting the numerology(2+5=7), better go with jersey no. 7.
-Watson, Faf, Curran, Ngidi, Chahar
Key operators in the yellow camp expected to give a rich performance on this pitch.

-Mishra, Rabada, Dhawan, Pant
DC will depend on these for the majority of contributions.



In HTH clashes only Dhoni has 500+ runs although all key players have a healthy average. Fun Fact: Virat Kohli is the highest run accumulator vs DC & CSK both.
Most Runs vs DC: Kohli (825)
Most Runs vs CSK: Kohli (747)

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