DC are in incredible form currently at the top of the points table with 12 points from 8 matches. They are surely the team to beat this season with each of their players contributing uniquely to the win of their team. CSK on the other hand, the team which has always qualified for the playoffs, find themselves in a precarious position, losing 5 out of their 8 games. They are coming after a win over SRH and will certainly hope to find their momentum as they require to win almost every match from now on in order to qualify for the playoffs.
Date: 17th October 2020
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
Pitch and Conditions:
We are going to be in Sharjah for this match, the highest-scoring venue of IPL 2020. We have seen the side batting first have a huge advantage in the previous two matches here. Perhaps, that could be true for this match as well.
Overall, we are sure that the batsmen are going to be able to enjoy the conditions on hand. Maximizing the new-ball is going to be key on a slow surface and a lot of sixes are going to be hit throughout the match.
A score of 200 is no longer the minimum that teams must get but anything less than 180 is going to be tough to defend.
The toss is going to be very important in this match and we believe that the team that wins the toss is going to want to bat first. Teams are now batting first because the pitch slows down while chasing. We saw the average score go down in Sharjah in the previous two matches and yet the chasing team was unsuccessful. The team batting first should be seen as having a big advantage.
Head to Head Stats:
Matches Played: 22, DC Won: 7, CSK Won: 15
DC Expected Playing XI:
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Tushar Deshpande
CSK Expected Playing XI:
Sam Curran, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c, wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma
DC vs CSK Match Prediction:
We make our predictions after calculating each and every aspect of the match that is why we are the best tipper of IPL. DC has been playing very well and seems to have the basics covered. The only weak spot in that lineup right now is Ajinkya Rahane and he is quite capable of turning things around as well. A better batting-lineup and a clearly superior bowling lineup give the advantage to DC. The only way that CSK can win is by a brilliant inning from Watson or du Plessis at the top. Bet on the Delhi Capitals to win. For more and assured free IPL betting tips keep visiting our website throughout the IPL 2020.