Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals face each other in match number 55 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season.

Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals face each other in match number 55 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season on Sunday. After 10 games, CSK have won 3 and lost 7. DC have enjoyed five wins and five losses.

Analysis of CSK

CSK tamed SRH with Dhoni returning as captain before losing versus RCB. Devon Conway has come in and sparkled for CSK. He has slammed 2 successive 50-plus scores. A lot is riding on Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu and Co. MS Dhoni will be back for the finishing touches. Moeen Ali has a crucial job in hand as an all-rounder. 

With the ball, CSK, it remains to be seen if Dwayne Bravo, who has taken 14 wickets this season, makes a return to the side. Mukesh Choudhary will want to trouble DC upfront. He has impressed one and all. Maheesh Theekshana has done well too. There is Ravindra Jadeja as well, who needs to find some rhythm. 

Analysis of DC

DC have had a mixed set of results. Against SRH, they were superb, riding on David Warner and Rovman Powell’s brilliance. Warner has been an able performer with bragging confidence. He may again see a new opening partner if Prithvi Shaw remains unavailable. DC have firepower in Marsh and Powell, who can score quick runs and smash boundaries. Pant has a crucial job on offer. He will aim to chip in. 

In terms of bowling, DC are well stocked and crafted. Kuldeep Yadav has done really well so far and has been amongst the wickets. The left-arm spinner will be aiming to continue the good work. Khaleel Ahmed is back and did well versus SRH. DC will continue with Anrich Nortje for Fizz. Shardul Thakur is there as well. Axar and Lalit form up a decent spin unit alongside Kuldeep.

Head-to-head record

Both teams have faced each other on 26 occasions in the IPL. CSK have won 16 times, while DC have sealed wins on 10 instances. Notably, DC defeated CSK in two of three matches last season.

What is the expected playing XI of both sides?

CSK predicted playing XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (captain & wicket-keeper), Moeen Ali, Dwaine Pretorius/Dwayne Bravo, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary, Maheesh Theekshana.

DC predicted playing XI: Prithvi Shaw/Sarfaraz Khan, David Warner, M Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c&wk), Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed

Which team is the predicted winner?

We feel DC can be strong here and win. Warner is in prime form, and the bowling looks sharp as compared to CSK, who can be vulnerable. 

Key details about the pitch, timing, and TV listing

The DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai will host the second match of the double-header. The wicket here assists everyone in phases. It has given us glimpses of several low-scoring encounters of late. The chasing side has won three of the last four games here. The match will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network. Viewers can stream the same on the Disney+ Hotstar app (paid subscription). The match will start at 7:30 PM IST.

The major batting stats on offer

Robin Uthappa has amassed 4,951 runs in the IPL and is 49 shy of the 5,000-run mark. Dhoni is 10 shy of 350 IPL fours. Warner has 5,805 runs in IPL and can surpass Rohit Sharma (5,809). He has scored 356 runs in IPL 2022.

The major bowling stats on offer

Kuldeep has 18 scalps at 17.16 in IPL 2022. Axar has claimed 99 scalps in IPL and is one shy of 100. Khaleel has claimed 14 scalps from seven games. For CSK, Maheesh and Choudhary have claimed 11 scalps each.

Dream11 Fantasy XI (Option 1)

Batsmen: Rishabh Pant, Robin Uthappa, David Warner, Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad

All-rounders: Rovman Powell, Mitchell Marsh, Moeen Ali

Bowlers: Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Maheesh Theekshana.

Dream11 Fantasy XI (Option 2)

Batsmen: Rishabh Pant, A Rayudu, David Warner, Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad

All-rounders: Rovman Powell, Mitchell Marsh, Moeen Ali

Bowlers: Kuldeep Yadav, A Nortje, M Choudhary.

Dream11 Fantasy XI: Captain and vice-captain choices

David Warner: The Aussie has 356 runs in IPL 2022 (AVG 59.33). He can be on song and make his presence felt. He is a key player for DC and has experience riding.

Devon Conway: He has been CSK’s best player across the last 2 games. Conway is a star player and can be consistent once again.

Dream11 fantasy: Vice-captain choices

Kuldeep Yadav: The left-arm spinner has found his confidence back and the performances have been telling on the field. He has made good returns this season. 

R Gaikwad: He can be a real deal for CSK as an opener and forming a stand alongside Conway. He needs to show his pedigree and help CSK win versus DC.

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