DC vs CSK buildup, IPL 2019 Highlights: Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings both got their IPL 2019 campaign going with confident wins. Delhi got the better of Mumbai Indians while Chennai annihilated Royal Challengers Bangalore in the season opener. In (MS) Dhoni vs (Rishabh) Pant, it will be a battle of veteran vs youth at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi.
The nature of the Kotla track makes CSK favourites helped by the spin trio of Harbhajan Singh, Ravindra Jadeja and Imran Tahir. The Kotla pitch, which gets slower with time, might force Dhoni to start with his pacers and keep Harbhajan and Tahir for the overs when Pant is expected to be in action.
DC vs CSK buildup, IPL 2019 Highlights: Follow in Malayalam
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI):
Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI)
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Colin Ingram, Rishabh Pant(w), Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma
The two captains are out for the toss! Shreyas Iyer has won the toss and opted to bat first.
CSK Probable XI:
Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir
DC Probable XI:
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Ingram, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Trent Boult/Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma
The pitch has a reasonably dry look to it. Spinners can be expected to play a major part in the outcomes of the result today. A three-pronged spin attack seems like.
Dhoni loves Delhi
Dhoni has scored the most number of runs in this particular fixture. He fancies the Delhi bowling line up and has scored 444 runs against them. Last year, the former Indian skipper had scored 51 runs off just 22 balls against Delhi. He had hit 2 fours and 5 huge sixes as CSK ran out the winners.
Stephen Fleming speaks:
"One of the great challenges of coming to a different part of India is to get the conditions and teams right. We'll spend a lot of time this afternoon looking and talking with MS tomorrow to be as accurate as we can with our tactics. We're pretty conservative once we think we have the right combination but each time we move away from Chennai, we work very hard to do the combinations as right as we think."
Delhi Capitals: W W W L L
Chennai Super Kings: W W W W L
Ponting praises Ishant Sharma
"I had a great chat with him last night after the game. I think he is bowling as good as he has ever bowled in his career. Even at his pace, he is bowling as quick as he has ever bowled in his career. He did a great job for us last night bowling those three overs, in Powerplay and set the game up for us. When as a coach you see guys like that work that hard and get the result, it's really pleasing. A big pat on the back for him," Ponting told cricbuzz.
Won by Delhi Capitals: 6
Won by Chennai Super Kings: 12
Michael Phelps to attend
Celebrated Olympian Michael Phelps will be in attendance for DC vs CSK
🚨 The G. O. A. T. is here! 🚨— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) 26 March 2019
An Olympic legend with 2⃣8⃣ medals, and now a supporter of #DC family! We're excited to welcome @MichaelPhelps at #QilaKotla for #DCvCSK!#ThisIsNewDelhi #DelhiCapitals #IndiaWill #FriendsOfDC @UnderArmour_ind pic.twitter.com/PzfTqEkDGR
ITO metro station, the closest to Feroz Shah Kotla, will be in operation till midnight to make travel easier for the fans.
🚨 BREAKING NEWS 🚨— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) 26 March 2019
Dilliwalon, @OfficialDMRC and #DelhiCapitals have an exciting news for you ahead of our first home game against @ChennaiIPL!
⭕ Last Train Timings from ITO Station extended to 12 AM ⭕#ThisIsNewDelhi pic.twitter.com/Ms771ieXS6
CSK in the nets
Chennai Super Kings' players are sweating it out before the match gets underway in the evening.
Last night in the IPL
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DC vs CSK
Hello and Good Afternoon! Welcome to our live coverage of today's IPL fixture between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings. All eyes will be fixed on the keepers for both teams - MS Dhoni for CSK and Rishabh Pant for DC. Who will come out on top?