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CSK vs DC IPL 2020: All eyes on Dhoni’s batting order

IPL 2020, CSK vs DC: Chennai Super Kings take on Delhi Capitals on Friday

By: Sports Desk | Updated: September 26, 2020 1:03:32 pm
IPL 2020, CSK vs DC LIVE: Match 7

Chennai Super Kings strive to pick up pieces against a confident Delhi Capitals in their third IPL encounter on Friday. (FOLLOW CSK vs DC LIVE)

The shock defeat against Rajasthan Royals can be attributed to the poor show by their spinners along with a disastrous 20th over. Dhoni had come in to bat at number seven, promoting the likes of Sam Curran, Jadhav and Ruturaj Gaikwad ahead of himself but the ploy backfired badly leaving Faf du Plessis with too much work in too little time. However on a big Dubai ground with bigger-sized boundaries, MS Dhoni can rotate the strike better unlike Sharjah and also take those extra deliveries to settle down.

For Delhi Capitals, winning a cliffhanger right at the onset would have given them a lot of confidence even though Ravichandran Ashwin’s probable absence after a shoulder injury could force them to reshuffle their bowling line-up. Senior spinner Amit Mishra could be an option to partner Axar Patel in case Ashwin is unable to make it.

Read all the CSK vs DC live updates in Hindi

Squads:

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (captain, wk), M Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Monu Kumar, R Sai Kishore, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Karn Sharma. (Full Squad, Players List)

Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (c), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Daniel Sams, Mohit Sharma, Anrich Nortje, Alex Carey (wk), Avesh Khan, Tushar Deshpande, Harshal Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav. (Full Squad, Players List)

Live Blog

CSK vs DC Predicted Playing 11:

19:04 (IST)25 Sep 2020
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI)

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan 

19:03 (IST)25 Sep 2020
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI)

Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Josh Hazlewood, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla

19:01 (IST)25 Sep 2020
Toss!

Chennai Super Kings win toss, elect to bowl first. 

18:41 (IST)25 Sep 2020
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18:33 (IST)25 Sep 2020
Why MS Dhoni has dropped himself down CSK’s batting order

It’s barely been a week into the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), but the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni’s position in the batting order has already fuelled intense debates from diehard fans and cricketing pundits. While he has batted at No. 7 in the first two games, there is strong cricketing logic for him to bat higher up. [Explained

(Source: BCCI/IPL) 

18:09 (IST)25 Sep 2020
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For Delhi Capitals, winning a cliffhanger right at the onset would have given them a lot of confidence even though Ravichandran Ashwin’s probable absence after a shoulder injury could force them to reshuffle their bowling line-up.

17:31 (IST)25 Sep 2020
A lot is expected from youngster Ruturaj Gaikwad

MS Dhoni had sent Ruturaj Gaikwad ahead of himself in the second match against Rajasthan Royals. Though the youngster failed in that match, a lot will be expected from him. Let's see how Dhoni plans out today's batting order.

16:10 (IST)25 Sep 2020
Why MS Dhoni has dropped himself down CSK’s batting order

It’s barely been a week into the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), but the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni’s position in the batting order has already fuelled intense debates from diehard fans and cricketing pundits. While he has batted at No. 7 in the first two games, there is strong cricketing logic for him to bat higher up. [Read More]

15:07 (IST)25 Sep 2020
Sports fraternity joins the country in condolences to SPB

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14:44 (IST)25 Sep 2020
DC Probable XI:

Delhi Capitals Predicted Playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shimron Hetmyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin/Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Mohit Sharma

14:35 (IST)25 Sep 2020
CSK Probable XI:

Chennai Super Kings Predicted Playing XI: Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Sam Curran, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi

14:02 (IST)25 Sep 2020
Nine arrested for IPL betting in Kolkata

Nine persons have been arrested from different parts of Kolkata for allegedly betting on an Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match, police said on Friday. Acting on a tip-off, sleuths of the Kolkata Police's detective department conducted raids in Hare Street, Park Street, Jadavpur and Salt Lake areas on Thursday night and arrested nine persons, mostly in their mid-20s, for allegedly betting on the previous day's IPL cricket match, a senior officer said. Several documents, laptops, mobile phones, tablets and a vehicle have been seized from their possession, he said

13:43 (IST)25 Sep 2020
Manoj Tiwary's Playing XI:
13:12 (IST)25 Sep 2020
Explained: Why MS Dhoni has dropped himself down CSK’s batting order

It’s barely been a week into the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), but the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni’s position in the batting order has already fuelled intense debates from diehard fans and cricketing pundits. While he has batted at No. 7 in the first two games, there is strong cricketing logic for him to bat higher up. (READ MORE)

12:37 (IST)25 Sep 2020
‘If Deano was here, he would have…’: Co-commentators remember Jones

The IPL commentary 'Dugout' couldn't stop grieving or celebrating the life and times of Dean Jones, cricket's ticking brain with the bright red book, during Thursday's KXIP vs RCB match. “You’ll see the calling chair, for the captain of the Dugout and that’s the great Dean Jones,” Styris mourned his cheeky nemesis through tears and a scrunched up face. “That’s the red book that he used to get all these stats in… some quick work notes, the jacket he wore last night and we will keep that spot open for him tonight.” (READ MORE)

11:58 (IST)25 Sep 2020
Gavaskar comments on Kohli and Anushka, creates controversy

Sunil Gavaskar on Friday found himself in the midst of a controversy for making an unsavoury comment against Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma after the Indian captain’s forgettable outing in the IPL. The remark was in bad taste and did not go down well with the RCB skipper’s fans, with some of them urging the BCCI to remove Gavaskar from the commentary panel.

11:34 (IST)25 Sep 2020
Kohli drops Rahul twice in two overs, Punjab captain makes him pay
11:27 (IST)25 Sep 2020
Kohli fined Rs 12 lakh for maintaining slow over-rate

Kohli has been fined Rs. 12 lakh on Thursday for maintaining slow over-rate against the King XI Punjab. It was clearly not Kohli’s day as his team not only lost the match with 97 runs but the skipper also could not contribute in any of the department against KXIP.

10:31 (IST)25 Sep 2020
KL Rahul farms, Kings XI Punjab bowlers harvest

It was a dream performance from Rahul, showcasing elegance, poise, premeditation with a bit of mayhem thrown in towards the end. His unbeaten 69-ball 132 – the highest score by an Indian in the IPL – put up 207 as the target in front of Virat Kohli’s team, and they capitulated abysmally to lose by 97 runs.

Skipper Dhoni’s much-awaited promotion in the batting order will be an area of interest when Chennai Super Kings strive to pick up pieces against a confident Delhi Capitals in their third IPL encounter on Friday.