DC vs CSK Preview – Delhi eye redemption to ruin Chennai’s playoff party

Delhi Capitals will take on Chennai Super Kings in their last league game of the IPL 2023 season at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Saturday, May 20. Even though David Warner’s side have got nothing to lose in the competition anymore, they will be playing for pride against the four-time champions.

The hosts come into the contest after denting Punjab Kings’ hopes of qualifying for the playoffs. While Prithvi Shaw and David Warner laid the platform with a tremendous partnership. Rilee Rossouw’s destruction in the latter stages propelled them to a match-winning target.

Meanwhile, the Yellow Army are headed into the encounter with their playoff spot still not guaranteed. MS Dhoni’s side were handed a disappointing defeat by Kolkata Knight Riders in a woeful bowling display last time around. A win for CSK will seal their playoff spot, but defeat will see them depend on other results.

Pitch and conditions

The previous match at this venue saw the batters struggle for fluency with the pitch aiding the slower bowlers. The team have preferred to bat first after winning the toss this season, and it is likely the upcoming match will see the trend continue in the 16th edition of the competition.

Venue details: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

Last T20 match at the venue: PBKS- 167/7 (20 overs) DC- 136/8 (20 overs)

Here’s the probable playing XI for Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings:

Delhi Capitals

The Delhi Capitals openers finally came to the party, especially an under-fire Prithvi Shaw, who registered a brisk half-century in a pulsating opening stand. Although they were shocking in the field, dropping numerous catches, they somehow managed to end up on the winning side.

Chennai Super Kings

The four-time champions fell into their own trap after they were outplayed by Kolkata Knight Riders’ on their own patch. However, MS Dhoni’s team has shown tremendous fight this season and the iconic skipper will rally his troops ahead of their crucial upcoming fixture.