DC vs CSK Match Preview

DC has been facing challenges in team selection, particularly with key players like David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, and Rishab Pant not performing up to their potential. The vulnerability in the top order is evident, with only a standout performance from Marsh seeming capable of turning things around. 

In the bowling department, the inclusion of Anrich Nortje and Mukesh Kumar has added strength to DC's attack, complementing the impressive form of Kuldeep Yadav. With Khaleel and Axar in the lineup, DC's bowling unit appears solid without any major weaknesses. It may be time to consider replacing players like Sumit Kumar or Ricky Bhui to give Prithvi Shaw a chance in the playing eleven.

CSK has been flawless in IPL 2024 up to this point. Their batting has been exceptional, and they have utilized their bowling options wisely. The inclusion of Rachin Ravindra and Daryl Mitchell in their squad has significantly increased their threat level, making them appear nearly invincible at present.

Rachin Ravindra, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shivam Dube, Daryl Mitchell, and a solid lower order provide CSK with considerable depth. Dube is a reliable spin-hitter, and his matchup against Kuldeep Yadav promises to be an intriguing one. In terms of bowling, Mustafizur Rahman has stood out as the standout performer thus far, receiving valuable support from Tushar Deshpande.

Although Deepak Chahar delivered a strong performance in the last game, we anticipate that he might be singled out by the DC opening batsmen.


Weather Report

There is no rain predicted in Visakhapatnam on match day and the temperatures should be quite comfortable as well.

Pitch Report

There is always some swing on offer with the new ball but after that, the pitch becomes slow and somewhat two-paced. We think a score of somewhere around 170 is going to be par at this venue. 

Notable stats

Power Difference

CSK has averaged 66.5 runs i the powerplay this season with an average of just one wicket lost. That is 10 runs more than DC who also los 1.5 wickets on average during the powerplay.

Team News

There is no report of injuries in either camp. 

DC vs CSK Probable 11

DC Playing 11

  • David Warner
  • Prithvi Shaw
  • Mitchell Marsh
  • Rishab Pant (C)
  • Tristan Stubbs
  • Abhishek Porel
  • Axar Patel
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Anrich Nortje
  • Mukesh Kumar
  • Khaleel Ahmed

CSK Playing 11

  • Ruturaj Gaikwad (C)
  • Rachin Ravindra
  • Ajinkya Rahane
  • Shivam Dube
  • Daryl Mitchell
  • Sameer Rizvi
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • MS Dhoni (Wk)
  • Deepak Chahar
  • Tushar Deshpande
  • Mustafizur Rahman
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We think CSK shold be able to win this match with relative ease. They are strong favorites going into this match but that status is full deserved. They ahve a stronger batting lineup, a more stable team composition, and are led by the brilliant MS Dhoni. 

Top Picks

Kuldeep yadav - Easily the best bowler from DC, he is someone that could pick up wickets as the opposition batters target him. 

Rachin Ravindra - He has been getting CSK off to blazing starts and we think he could get a massive score very soon. He is a very good choice for captain as well. 

Shivam Dube - A player that has seemingly taken his game to the next level, Shivam Dube is someone you cannot pass up on because of fearsome hitting ability. 

DC vs CSK Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: R Pant

Batters: D Warner, S Dube, R Ravindra (C), R Gaikwad

All-rounders: M Marsh, A Patel, D Mitchell

Bowlers: M Rahman (VC), K Yadav, M Pathirana

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