The Indian Premier League (IPL) heads to the MA Chidambaram Stadium where Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will face Delhi Capitals (DC). It is a top of the table clash where the biggest points accumulators in the 2019 IPL season are going against each other to solidify their top two finish. DC currently lead the IPL points table with 8 wins from 12 matches while CSK are in second with the same number of points but behind on net run rate.
CSK have shown why they are considered the most consistent team in IPL history as they became the first side to qualify for the playoffs. Under the guidance of MS Dhoni, CSK have qualified for the last four in every edition of the IPL. But they could be without their enigmatic captain as he a doubt for the clash due to a combination of back spasms and fever. Suresh Raina will lead the team in his absence. All the other players are available for CSK in this match.
On the other hand, DC have scripted an incredible turnaround in fortune to become the second team to qualify for playoffs. The team was written off by most of the pundits before the tournament due to their underperforming history but this year they have proven everyone wrong by making it to their first playoff since 2012. The combination of youth and experience has been crucial for DC while the coaching guidance of Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly has proved influential.