In the 67th match of the Indian Premier League 2023, Delhi Capitals is set to host Chennai Super Kings at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in the national capital. After a poor season, the Delhi Capitals will be hoping to finish well in front of their home crowd. They are presently ninth in the standings with 10 points, having won five of their 13 games thus far. In their last league game, DC beat Punjab Kings in a high-scoring game at the HPCA cricket stadium in Dharamshala.
On the other hand, MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings were defeated by Kolkata Knight Riders in their last game at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai. CSK badly needs a win in their last league stage game to advance further in the tournament. They are now in the second spot with 15 points, having won seven of their 13 games thus far.
DC vs CSK: Pitch Report
The pitch at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi slows down as the game progresses. The batsmen have to depend more on singles as well as doubles rather than big shots, while the spinners are likely to play an important role in the game. The venue’s average first-inning score is 164 and that goes down in the second innings to just 149. However, as per the forecast, Saturday will be a humid day in Delhi and there is no chance of rain in the game.
DC vs CSK: Head-to-head records
Ten days ago, CSK hosted Delhi Capitals at the MA Chidambaram stadium and thrashed them by 27 runs. In the reverse fixture, DC would like to avenge and play as party spoilers for the Chennai Super Kings. In the head-to-head records, CSK leads by eight games. Overall in 28 games, DC has clinched 10 while CSK won 18 games. CSK also outplayed DC in the Arun Jaitley Stadium as they have clinched five out of seven games in the national capital.
Total Matches: 28
CSK Won: 18
DC Won: 10
At Kotla Stadium: 7
CSK Won: 5
DC Won: 2
DC vs CSK: Players to watch out for
#Prithvi Shaw: Star India batter Prithvi Shaw made an amazing comeback against Punjab Kings in their last game at the HPCA cricket stadium in Dharamshala. His magnificent half-century helped DC to post a massive total of 213/2 while batting first. However, Shaw also has the most runs for DC against CSK and would like to improve his numbers.
#Axar Patel: Star India allrounder Axar Patel has been phenomenal throughout the tournament. He has been one of the best players for the Capitals and would like to continue his magic. In their first fixture, Axar clinched two wickets and scored 21 runs against CSK at Chepauk.
#Ruturaj Gaikwad: Star CSK opener has started this season with a bang but failed to match the intensity in the tournament further. However, he is still in good touch and can be one of the deadliest batters for the team. He has scored 425 runs in 12 innings at an average of 38.64 in the ongoing tournament.
#Matheesha Pathirna: The Srilankan young gun has been the biggest asset for the Chennai Super Kings and MS Dhoni has used him beautifully. He has been deadliest in the death overs and has been phenomenal throughout the tournament. Pathirna clinched 13 wickets in nine innings at an impressive economy rate of 7.81.