DC vs CSK match prediction: CSK to win
DC vs CSK toss prediction: CSK to win the toss and bat first
Delhi Capitals (DC) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will lock horns against each other on May 20 (Saturday) in their final league game. The match is set to be played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Read below our DC vs CSK prediction.
The home team is knocked out of the competition and will be playing for pride. On the other hand, CSK, led by MS Dhoni are playing to seal a playoff spot and more so, a place in the top two in the points table. They are currently in the second position with 15 points to their name after 13 matches. CSK can qualify even if they lose this match, but then they will have to depend on the other results. A win will take them a step closer to the top two, which will be confirmed after Lucknow Super Giants' game a few hours later.
Date & time: May 20, 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
- 1 DC vs CSK match preview
- 2 DC vs CSK Dream11 prediction
- 3 DC vs CSK match prediction: Chennai Super Kings to win
DC vs CSK match preview
Delhi Capitals have been knocked out of IPL 2023 having already lost eight matches. They have won five out of 13 matches so far and are coming into this match after playing the role of party spoilers for Punjab Kings.
Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, and Rilee Rossouw all made runs after being put in to bat first. Thanks to their knocks, the Capitals posted 213 runs on the board for the loss of two wickets in their 20 overs. With the ball, the likes of Ishant Sharma and Anrich Nortje picked up wickets to send PBKS on the backfoot. Liam Livingstone threatened to take the game away with a fine knock of 94, but DC managed to restrict Punjab to 198 runs and register a consolation win by 15 runs.
DC possible 11: David Warner (C), Prithvi Shaw, Rilee Rossouw, Phil Salt (WK), Axar Patel, Aman Khan, Yash Dhull, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Anrich Nortje
A batting masterclass followed by a power-packed how's the 𝙅𝙊𝙎𝙃 😍
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) May 18, 2023
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have been inconsistent this season but they have clinched key moments and that is reflected in their position in the points table. CSK are in second place with seven wins to their name (15 points) after playing 13 matches, with one washed-out game against LSG. They stumbled in their final home game against Kolkata Knight Riders, which has extended their wait to qualify for the playoffs.
On the slow pitch at Chepauk in their last game, CSK didn’t post a par score after opting to bat first. Shivam Dube’s unbeaten 48-run knock powered them to 144 runs in their 20 overs. But the score didn’t prove to be enough with Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh batting well.
The duo added 99 runs for the fourth wicket as the CSK spinners were rendered ineffective. CSK lost the game by six wickets but still have fate in their own hands. A win in the game against DC will seal their playoff spot and most probably the top-two spot as well.
CSK possible 11: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Deepak Chahar, Matheesha Pathirana, Maheesh Theekshana
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 17, 2023
Pitch and expected weather conditions
David Warner openly criticised the pitch at the Arun Jaitley Stadium after the previous game against Punjab. The average first innings score of 167 shows the pitch hasn’t been a paradise for the batters here. Spinners are likely to have a lot of say, and the track will dry out as the game progresses, especially as it is a day game. Dew might not make its presence felt. The team winning the toss is likely to bat first.
There is no chance of rain at all in Delhi on Saturday and the temperature is expected to be in the mid-40s during the match.
DC vs CSK Dream11 prediction
Our DC vs CSK Dream11 predictions for this match:
- Wicket keepers: Devon Conway
- Batters: David Warner, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube
- All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel
- Bowlers: Kuldeep Yadav, Matheesha Pathirana, Deepak Chahar
- Recommended captain: Ruturaj Gaikwad
- Recommended vice-captain: David Warner
Devon Conway is the best option among available players in the wicketkeeper category for your Dream11 fantasy team. David Warner batted well in the last game while Shaw also returned to form in style scoring a half-century. Ajinkya Rahane and Shivam Dube are two of the top batters in the CSK line-up this season while Ruturaj Gaikwad is due for a big knock and hence, cannot be ignored.
Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel, two of the best all-rounders to play for India, have been brilliant for CSK and DC respectively this season. Among the bowlers, Kuldeep Yadav seems to be the best option from the DC side. He bowled well in the last game but was unlucky not to get a lot of wickets.
From CSK, Matheesha Pathirana and Deepak Chahar are the best available players as both are wicket-takers. Chahar swings the new ball to strike at the top while Pathirana has been picking wickets at will in the death overs, and should be a must-pick, according to our DC vs CSK Dream11 prediction.
DC vs CSK match prediction: Chennai Super Kings to win
Our DC vs CSK match prediction is that the Chennai Super Kings are expected to seal their playoff spot with a win in this encounter. CSK’s batting line-up has time and again helped the Men in Yellow to post mammoth totals. The bowling attack has improved with each passing match. Moreover, the Capitals have been extremely disappointing winning only two matches at home and might end up on the losing side in this game.
DC vs CSK toss prediction: CSK to win the toss and bat first
Our DC vs CSK toss prediction: CSK have won three matches away from so far this season and have always done well when put under the pump. In Jadeja and Moeen Ali, CSK have a lethal bowling pair, who are expected to excel at the venue. The batters should get them a par score, and then the spinners will get in the game in the second half.
Man of the match prediction: Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad has flown under the radar in the last few games and is due for a big knock. There cannot be a better time than to take the team to the playoffs with a match-winning outing for Gaikwad. He has looked all class in the cameos he has played so far, and has made 425 runs this season at an average of 38.64 and a strike rate of 146.55.
DC vs CSK betting odds
- Delhi Capitals odds: 2.16
- Chennai Super Kings odds: 1.65
The odds are stacked heavily in favour of the four-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings.
They have certainly played much better cricket compared to Delhi Capitals this season. MS Dhoni, despite being 41, has led them well and has brought the best out of some inexperienced players. Meanwhile, their experienced bunch has also contributed whenever needed, most notably Ajinkya Rahane, who has played a number of handy knocks.
The return of Deepak Chahar from injury has strengthened their pace bowling, while Tushar Deshpande has been the surprise performer. Our IPL prediction is that DC will put up a fight, but CSK will get two points.