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For the Chennai Super Kings, the fight for the playoff is still on. CSK will take on DC at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in match number 34th, which will be played on Saturday, 17th October 2020.

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Delhi “Roar Macha Raha” Capitals (Image Source: Twitter.com)

Delhi Capitals can again go on top with this win. They have already defeated CSK in the first league match, played in Dubai on 25th September 2020. In that match, the whole Delhi unit came good in front of the three-time champions. The Capitals won that match by 44 runs.

Chennai still needs to win these encounters and make the way to get into the top four positions. When CSK won their maiden title in 2010, they were in a similar situation. They won the last few matches, which allowed them to be in the finals and clinch their first-ever title.

CSK – Chennai Super Kings – Team’s Preview

CSK will be going into this match with much confidence after defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last game. They should keep ticking all the boxes to qualify for the playoff stages. Their experiment to send Sam Curran as the opener worked for them in the last match.

He was the one who provided that momentum at the start. He needs to bat out at least the first six overs with his partner Faf Du Plessis. The openers need to have a good start, which could propel the 200 run mark.

Reserving Shane Watson at number three was also a good idea. CSK needed some experience in the middle order in the absence of Suresh Raina, and Watto is the one who can provide that stability in the middle order of CSK.

Watson and Rayudu shared a much-needed partnership that allowed CSK to be in the game in their last encounter with SRH. The Yellow Army will hope that Watto and Rayudu will continue providing stability in the middle order.

MS Dhoni also has been in good nick, but like his heydays, Mahi hasn’t been hitting those shots when it is needed the most, and that’s also maybe why he announced his retirement from International Cricket.

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Sam Curran looked in good touch at the top of the order (Image Source: Twitter.com)

DJ Bravo hasn’t got many opportunities to perform as a batsman in the IPL 2020. He has been doing a decent job as a bowler. But the Chennai supporters want to see the Bravo’s power in the IPL 2020 season.

Apart from a few batting issues, this team has no other problems. They have a good bowling line up, which can trouble a team like Delhi Capitals. Despite no Nigidi, Hazlewood, and Tahir, the other CSK bowlers have bowled well till now.

But the last time DC played against CSK, the Super Kings bowlers were no good in front of Shaw, Dhawan, and Skipper Iyer. DC batsmen will again look to score of the CSK bowlers on a smaller ground like Sharjah. So CSK needs to be careful of that fact.

DC pace bowlers and Ashwin will trouble the CSK Batsmen as well. The Capitals also are coming from a great win against Rajasthan Royals. They won that match while defending a modest score of 161 runs. This too is the fact that may hurt CSK in this game.

DC – Delhi Capitals – Team’s Preview

Delhi Capitals is the most balanced side of the IPL 2020 tournament. They have quality openers who could get their team to a great start. Shaw and Dhawan did that when DC and CSK met the last time in Dubai.

Shaw has been in poor form in the last two games. In the match against Rajasthan Royals, he bagged a first ball golden duck. Now DC needs a show from Shaw. To stay on the top of the points table, Shaw will have to fire.

But Shikhar Dhawan has been in good nick. He has been getting starts to the innings, and in the last game, he smashed his first IPL half-century of the 2020 season. This will be giving Shikhar good confidence ahead of the game against CSK.

Shreyas Iyer is also in good form, and their bowling has been supreme in this tournament. Nortje, Rabada, and Ashwin have been the three pillars in the bowling department of Delhi Capitals. They have done well in all the conditions, and they have been equally lethal in the venue like Sharjah.

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Experienced heads in the DC camp will be key to success (Image Source: Twitter.com)

But the form of Rahane and Carey has been a worry for DC. Rahane has come in for Rishabh Pant, who is injured, and without Pant, they had no wicketkeeper, and so they had to pick Alex Carey as a keeper-batsman and drop Shimron Hetmyer, who was finding his form at the right time.

If Rahane and Carey fire for DC in the game, then DC will give a complete performance. They are just an inch closer to qualifying for the playoff stages of the IPL 2020 season. That motivation will be enough for them to win this encounter and stay unbeaten at Sharjah.

The Probable Predicted XI Of Chennai Super Kings

Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma.

The Probable Predicted Playing XI Of Delhi Capitals

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.

The live telecast will be shown on Star Sports Networks, and the live streaming will be available on HOTSTAR on the mobile application on Saturday, 17th October 2020, at 7.30 PM IST, 2,00 GMT, and 6.00 PM Local.  

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