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Delhi Daredevils to Face Chennai Super Kings for the First Time In IPL 2018

The Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils will come up against each other for the first time in Match 30 of VIVO IPL 2018. 

Chennai Super Kings have been a dominating team in 2018 Indian Premier League. They have a chance to move to the top of the points table IPL 2018 on Monday with a win over Delhi Daredevils in Pune. CSK will host DD at the their new home ground and will look to return to winning ways after suffering a loss in the previous game against Mumbai Indians at the same ground. Ricky Ponting-coached Delhi, now at the bottom of the table with just two wins out of seven games, however need to continue their winning spree to keep themselves in the hunt for the play-offs. CSK, on the other hand, are still on top on the points table but their confidence suffered a blow last night against another struggling outfit in defending champions Mumbai Indians.. After initially lacking the fighting spirit, Delhi gave a strong performance under new captain Shreyas Iyer and beat Kolkata Knight Riders. Catch IPL 2018 Live Score CSK vs DD from Pune.

Delhi Daredevils have a new captain in Shreyas Iyer after Gautam Gambhir resigned midway due to the bad performance of the team. Delhi showed fire in them against Kolkata. But, CSK is a completely different team with MS Dhoni as the captain. 

CSK sit in the top half of the standings with five wins and two losses. In their most recent outing – on Saturday night, they lost a close one to the Mumbai Indians. Batting first, CSK posted 169-5, which MI chased down in the last over. The CSK innings did not have the momentum that one usually expects to see in a 20-over contest; the start was slow, and there were periods of quiet in the middle of the innings too. In his chat at the post-match presentation, the CSK captain MS Dhoni admitted that his team were about 15-20 runs short, and that cost them the match. CSK will take confidence from the fact that they could still compete, even after losing one of their frontline bowlers (Deepak Chahar). CSK will be mindful that if only they had executed the one percenters better, the outcome of the game could have been different. 

The Delhi Daredevils were the first team to hit the reset button midway through the season. After Gautam Gambhir decided to step down and Shreyas Iyer was given the commands of the team, the results showed instantly. In their previous match – Shreyas’ first as captain – DD posted the highest total of the season and then applied the squeeze on the visiting Kolkata Knight Riders to win by 55 runs. That win lifted the Daredevils from the bottom of the table, and they will be keen to build on that momentum and string together a series of wins. 

Teams:

Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf Du Plessis, Harbhajan Singh, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, K M Asif, Kanish Seth, Lungi Ngidi, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Sam Billings, Mark Wood, Kshtiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, N Jagadeesan, David Willy.

Delhi Daredevils: Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant, Glenn Maxwell, Gautam Gambhir, Jason Roy, Colin Munro, Mohammed Shami, Amit Mishra, Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Daniel Christian, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Trent Boult, Manjot Kalra, Abhishek Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, Naman Ojha, Sayan Ghosh, Liam Plunkett, Junior Dala.

By TIS Staffer
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