Just a couple of days into the tournament and the world has already seen lot of fireworks. The defending champions will be starting as favorites in the match as suggested by the statistics of the earlier encounters between the two teams. Out of the 18 games played, CSK has outplayed the Delhi team on 12 occasions. Delhi on the other hand will be looking to set the records straight with new look and a good team combination,
Both Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings started with victories in their respective first games in the IPL 2019. CSK hosted the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opening match of the tournament. It would not be an overstatement to say that it was a complete whitewash as the visitors crumbled to 70 in the 18th over. The hosts chased it down with ease to register their first win. The veteran spinner, Harbhajan Singh proved to be the surprise weapon for CSK claiming 3 top wickets.
The DC also started their first game in style by beating the hosts, Mumbai Indians in a grand show of mighty hitting by the hard-hitting Rishabh Pant, who scored 78 runs off mere 27 balls, thereby achieving the second-best strike rate in an innings in IPL after Suresh Raina. The MI could not match up with the performance and lost by a hefty difference of 37 runs.
The match between CSK and Delhi is not just between the two teams, but also between the experienced Dhoni and the flamboyant Pant. During the promotional campaigns of the tournament, the latter was seen throwing a challenge to the former, who calmly accepted it. Although the Delhi dynamite has shown his mettle in his short international career so far, he has big shoes to fill after Dhoni retires from international scene.
The game will be played on a sluggish track at Feroz Shah Kotla grounds in Delhi on 26 March. CSK will be hoping for repeat performance from the spin trio of Harbhajan, Jadeja and Imran Tahir to restrict the explosive Pant, Ingram and others. On the other hand, DC will be looking to put pressure on the CSK bowlers with their aggressive batting. While Rabada, Ishant and Boult will be searing in to extract whatever they can get from the Delhi pitch. All in all, it will be an epic game and you can catch all the action of DC vs CSK live on YuppTV along with all the remainder matches of IPL.