- Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway, the opening pair for the Chennai Super Kings, have together scored 842 runs.
- Out of the eight games CSK have played against DC in Chennai, Chennai Super Kings have won six of them.
- Only Warner and Axar Patel have scored more than 200 runs among the Delhi Capitals’ batsmen, who have been struggling recently.
On May 10, the 55th game of the IPL 2023 will take place at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai between the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Delhi Capitals (DC). Delhi is ranked last (tenth) in the points standings with four victories from ten games, while CSK is ranked second with six wins from 11 games.
Chennai arrives at the upcoming match after clinching victory in their previous game against Mumbai Indians. Meanwhile, Delhi comes with a winning streak, having triumphed in their last two matches against Gujarat Titans and Royal Challengers Bangalore. As both teams are in excellent form, the match is expected to be a thrilling and action-packed encounter.
CSK Vs DC Head To Head:
In IPL history, these two teams have faced each other in a total of 27 matches. Chennai Super Kings have had the upper hand, winning 17 games, while Delhi Capitals have won the remaining 10. The two teams last met in the first qualifier of the 2021 IPL, where CSK emerged victorious by four wickets. However, it is worth noting that DC won both matches against CSK in the league stage of the previous season.
Having said that, let us take a closer look at their past 5 meetings
CSK Vs DC Last 5 Encounters:
May 8, 2022: CSK won by 91 runs
October 10, 2021: CSK won by 4 wickets
October 4, 2021: DC won by 3 wickets
April 10, 2021: DC won by 7 wickets
October 17, 2020: DC won 5 wickets
Expected Top Performers For CSK And DC:
Probable Best Batsman
Devon Conway has been in outstanding form this season, emerging as the top run-scorer for CSK with 458 runs to his credit. The left-handed opener has scored five fifties at an impressive average of 57.25 and will be aiming to continue his fine run against DC.
Probable Best Bowler:
Tushar Deshpande is a potential key player with the ball. The right-arm seamer is currently the joint-highest wicket-taker of the season, having taken 19 wickets at an average of 20.84. In his last match against MI, Deshpande bowled a four-over spell, taking 2/26. He will be keen on replicating his performance against DC.
Probable Best Wicketkeeper:
In Delhi’s victory over RCB last week, Phil Salt shone with a rapid fifty. The opening batsman has amassed 151 runs in just five matches while maintaining a striking rate of 177.65.
Given Salt’s impressive form and ability to score significant runs consistently, he will be a good resource for his team for the upcoming CSK vs DC match.
Probable Best All-Rounder:
With 15 wickets in 11 matches, Ravindra Jadeja has been the top-performing spinner for the Chennai Super Kings this season. He has maintained an average of 19.20 and has been particularly impressive at Chepauk. Considering his strong batting skills, including his ability to score quick runs, Jadeja is a crucial player for the upcoming CSK vs DC match.
Additional Stats Of CSK And DC:
CSK highest score against DC: 187
DC highest score against CSK: 188
Most runs for CSK: 604 (MS Dhoni)
Most runs for DC: 273 (Prithvi Shaw)
Most wickets for CSK: 15 (Ravindra Jadeja)
Most wickets for DC: 9 (Anrich Nortje)
Most catches for CSK: 13 (MS Dhoni)
Most catches for DC: 6 (David Warner)
Lowest total defended by CSK against DC: 150
Lowest total defended by DC against CSK: 162
In recent games, Delhi Capitals have bounced back into form and have capitalized on their occasional stroke of luck. However, their past record at this venue has been unsatisfactory, and the team will need to defy the odds to emerge victorious in this match.
On the other hand, the Chennai Super Kings have an outstanding track record at home, with their top order displaying excellent form. With these advantages in their favor, CSK is likely to begin as the favorite to win this game.