Every tactic that Dhoni employed in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad, labored, and they’re anticipated to proceed in the identical vein as they battle to salvage the season.
Whether it was selling Sam Curran to the opener”s slot or ending pacer Deepak Chahar”s quota upfront whereas utilizing seven bowlers to dry up runs, each transfer produced desired outcome.
Dhoni used leg spinner Piyush Chawla for just one over and that too as late as within the 16th over, leaving it largely on Ravindra Jadeja and Karn Sharma however CSK are more likely to proceed with three spinners contemplating that the Sharjah wickets are actually getting slower.
That spinners maintain the important thing in Sharjah was evident within the final two video games the place RCB and Kings XI Punjab sluggish bowlers have been instrumental of their respective group”s wins. The three-time champions will look to construct on the win over SRH because the league part strikes in the direction of the enterprise finish.
However, they’re up in opposition to a group which is excessive on confidence and well-served by the South African tempo duo of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje, who bowled a 156.2 kmph supply throughout his spell in opposition to Rajasthan Royals.
Add the wily R Ashwin and Axar Patel to the combination and DC has a fairly spectacular bowling unit. Pacer Tushar Deshpande, who made a memorable debut within the win over the Royals on Wednesday, provides enamel to the assault and the main focus can be on how he follows up that efficiency.
The Capitals facet can be a tad apprehensive about health standing of Shreyas Iyer, who damage his left shoulder within the earlier sport. The skipper has been in good type with the bat and has led properly too.
If he’s dominated out of tomorrow’s match, DC can be disadvantaged of his elegant batting and calm management which might be a blow for a facet already lacking the companies of Rishab Pant, sidelined by hamstring points.
The group will even expect the proficient Prithvi Shaw to point out consistency whereas the senior professional Shikhar Dhawan has weighed in with essential runs on the prime as has Marcus Stoinis.
Match time: 7.30 PM IST
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