The Delhi Capitals’ dream season continues as they head into the third Playoff match against the Chennai Super Kings. In the process, the Sunrisers Hyderabad had their run in IPL 2019 ended abruptly. Whoever wins this DC vs CSK clash will go on to face the Mumbai Indians in the final.
There have been a grand total of 20 DC vs CSK clashes in the IPL’s 12-year tenure. The Super Kings have the superior record, having clinched an almighty 14 wins to Delhi Capitals’ meagre 6.
In terms of the highest score, Chennai have struck a mammoth 222 runs, compared to Delhi’s 198. In the lowest score department, CSk have 110 runs to DC’s 83. In terms of going head-to-head in 2019, Chennai have won both DC vs CSK league-stage matches.
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Weather and pitch report
Friday night’s match will take place at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Vishakapatnam. According to reports, the temperature is set to remain in the range of 30°C. In addition to that, one can expect cloudy skies but no rain in the forecast, fortunately.
With regard to the actual pitch itself, a score within the range of 160 and 170 is expected, if Delhi’s match against the Sunrisers was any proof. The pitch also offers plenty of turn, so spinners will be the key to either side’s bowling attack. Also, since the weather is cloudy, dew will also be in effect and make the outfield a lot faster.
Prediction for match result
This DC vs CSK match can swing in either direction, as both teams are very strong. While Chennai have sealed victory in both league games, Delhi have more experience with this pitch and can adapt better, as they played here against the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
In conclusion, this DC vs CSK match is crunch time as the winner will enter the finals against the Mumbai Indians. The Chennai Super Kings will be eager to have a second crack at the IPL 2019 crown and revenge on the Mumbai Indians. Meanwhile, the Delhi Capitals will be hoping to enter their first final and try and gun for their maiden title.