Today’s first encounter of IPL 2023 is Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings (DC vs CSK). The host DC, has showcased quite low level performance throughout this league. The underperformers have remained bottom ranked with continuous defeats from opponents which never let DC move up the IPL Points Table. Currently, the David Warner led side is ranked 9th rank after gaining 2 points in its last game where DC defeated PBKS by 15 runs. Being technically out of the tournament, the only reason for DC to win this match is to maintain its dignity by not ending last in the table.
Coming to visitor team CSK, the team had a decent winning campaign by winning 7 out of 13 matches it played in this league. Currently, the team ranks 2nd in the IPL standings after Gujarat Titans. Though, MS Dhoni’s led side is among top fours but it still is inch away from its qualification for playoffs. Therefore, the yellow army needs a win in the upcoming game to avoid any jeopardy in the points table.
In their last encounter in IPL 2023, CSK defeated DC by 27 runs.
DC vs CSK : Match Details
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Watch Live on: Star Sports Network & JioCinema
DC vs CSK : Pitch Report
The pitch at Arun Jaitley Stadium is known for having a traditionally slow and low-paced pitch. The pitch tends to assist spinners, and batting can become challenging as the match progresses due to the deteriorating nature of the surface. But since the dimensions of the ground are smaller along with a quick outfield, batters have an opportunity to boundaries easily.
Any score between 180-190 runs will be a good total to defend.
Out of the 83 matches played on this pitch, 36 have been won by the team batting first whereas 46 by the chasers.
The captain winning the toss should field first.
DC vs CSK : Head to Head
Both teams have faced each other 28 times in IPL history, out of which CSK has won 18 games whereas DC has won only 10 games.
DC vs CSK : Team Playing XI Prediction
Delhi Capitals (DC)
- David Warner (c)
- Prithvi Shaw
- Philip Salt (wk)
- Rilee Rossouw
- Axar Patel
- Aman Hakim Khan
- Yash Dhull
- Kuldeep Yadav
- Anrich Nortje
- Ishant Sharma
- Khaleel Ahmed
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
- Ruturaj Gaikwad
- Devon Conway
- Ajinkya Rahane
- Ambati Rayudu
- Shivam Dube
- Moeen Ali
- Ravindra Jadeja
- MS Dhoni (wk/c)
- Deepak Chahar
- Tushar Deshpande
- Maheesh Theekshana
DC vs CSK : Best Performers’ Prediction
The Kiwi talent has had a blasting season of IPL 2023. So far, the ace batter has scored 498 runs in 13 matches with an average of 49.8 and a marvellous strike rate of 134.59. Currently, Conway is the leading scorer for CSK and ranks 5th in the race for Orange Cap. The batter looks promising with his ability to shatter opponent bowlers easily.
The left-arm spinner has the knack of picking up wickets at crucial junctures. Currently, the genius all-rounder has picked 16 wickets in 13 matches with an economy rate of 7.22 which is quite economical. Currently, Jadeja ranks 10th in the race for Purple Cap. With his ability to vary pace, flight, and turn the ball has made him a difficult bowler to face, he seems to be the best choice for the bowler of the day.
DC vs CSK : Today’s Match Winner Prediction
Chennai Super Kings is most likely to win the match.
Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.