After beating Sunrisers Hyderabad in Eliminator, Chennai Super Kings are the last hurdle for rejuvenated Delhi Capitals in their quest to enter maiden IPL final.
The battle is on between the young guns of Delhi and the experienced lions of CSK at ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium.
Delhi Capitals have done consistently well in all the departments in this IPL excluding a couple of odd games. On the other side, CSK batting has under a lot of scanners in this season, but their bowlers specially spinners have contributed vastly in their success.
The young Delhi side, which have been magnificent in this IPL edition, defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in a nail-biting Eliminator on Wednesday. After restricting SRH to 162, Delhi eventually crossed the line with two wickets in hand in the final over of their chase.
Prithvi Shaw scored a brisk half-century against the Orange Army and the Delhi management would be ecstatic now that their second opener is also amongst the runs.
However, Shreyas Iyer would be wary of the fact that they cannot take CSK lightly even though the defending champions were completely outplayed in the first qualifier.
"We're definitely not going to be intimidated by any team. Looking forward to the next game," Iyer had said after the SRH game.
Against Mumbai Indians, the Yellow Brigade was found wanting against the spin trio of Rahul Chahar, Krunal Pandya and Jayant Yadav. Despite having loads of experience, the CSK batters were not able to score freely and were restricted to a meagre 131 which Mumbai chased down with ease.
Match Predictions of CSK vs DC:
There are no clear favourites in a match like this but the presence of MS Dhoni in the CSK camp always gives them an upper hand over any opposition. The way Delhi Capitals have played this year, they are destined to play the final against Mumbai but in their way is CSK. It will be a high voltage match and CSK will have a slight advantage over DC because of their past experience in the playoffs.