Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Indian T20 League, Match 34

Delhi bowling attack has been in a red hot form.

Match Details:

The 34th match of the Indian T20 League 2020 will be played between Delhi and Chennai at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. We have got the best Delhi vs Chennai team prediction for today’s match.

Delhi vs Chennai Match 34 is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar VIP.

Preview

After a good first phase of the tournament, Delhi registered yet another win in their last match and are currently sitting at the top of the table with six wins in eight games. They may have lost a lot of players due to injury but the team still possess a good balance on paper and on the field as well. They managed to win their last game without having their best players in the team.

Their bowling attack has been in a red hot form which made sure to not break the team’s winning momentum once again. In addition, Shikhar Dhawan seemed to be striking the ball really well which will give a big boost to their batting unit. In the absence of Rishabh Pant and Hetmyer, Delhi still has a very strong batting lineup followed by the biggest strength, their bowling. Delhi are clear favourites to take the two points from Sharjah.

On the other side, Chennai has a very tough route in front of them to beat the table toppers. Their batsmen had a good last game against Hyderabad where we saw Sam Curran giving a much-needed opening in the powerplay. Later, Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu made a good effort in the middle overs followed by a brilliant finish by Dhoni and Jadeja which made a huge difference for their victory.

However, they are still not at their best and might go with the same eleven. By looking at the context of the tournament, Chennai will desperately look to get a win from this match.

Today’s Probable Playing 11:

Delhi Probable Playing XI:

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane/Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer (C), Alex Carey/Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.

Bench:

Mohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant/Ajinkya Rahane, Shimron Hetmyer/Alex Carey, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Harshal Patel, Daniel Sams, Lalit Yadav.

Chennai Probable Playing XI:

Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Curran, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur.

Bench:

Lungi Ngidi, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Murali Vijay, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Josh Hazlewood, Imran Tahir, N Jagadeesan, Kedar Jadhav.

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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for MyTeam11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – MS Dhoni

BatsmenFaf du Plessis (VC), Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson

All-Rounders – Marcus Stoinis, Sam Curran

BowlersKagiso Rabada (C), Shardul Thakur, Anrich Nortje 

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for MyTeam11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – MS Dhoni

Batsmen Shikhar Dhawan (C), Shreyas Iyer, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson

All-Rounders Sam Curran (VC), Dwayne Bravo, Marcus Stoinis

Bowlers – Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Deepak Chahar

Injury & Availability News

Shreyas Iyer was forced to sit out in the later phase of Rajasthan’s chase in their last game in Dubai after hurting his shoulder earlier in the innings.

Rishabh Pant picked up an injury last week and was seen jogging around before the last match. However, his availability is still uncertain.

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Delhi vs Chennai Weather Report

The weather in Sharjah is suitable for a cricket match. There are no chances of rain and the temperature will be around 31-32 Degree Celsius. We have not seen much of dew in the last couple of matches at this venue.

Pitch Report

The pitch in Sharjah is getting slower day by day. It lost that shine of a typical Sharjah batting wicket which used to give consecutive big scores. However, batsmen still enjoy scoring runs here in the first innings and it will be a challenge to score in the second innings. 

Average first innings score: 

197 (Considering last five Indian T20 League matches at this venue)

Record of the chasing teams:

Won – 1, Lost – 4, Tie – 0 (Considering last five Indian T20 League matches at this venue)

MVP for MyTeam11 Fantasy from each team

Kagiso Rabada – Delhi – Kagiso Rabada is currently leading the wicket-taking list with 18 wickets at an average of 13.39. He took three wickets in his last meeting against Chennai earlier this season. 

Faf du Plessis – Chennai – Faf du Plessis is currently sitting at the third spot in the top run-scorers list in the league. He has 307 runs at an average of 51.17. He was the highest run-scorer of his team when they lost against Delhi last time. 

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection

Captain Options: Kagiso Rabada, Shikhar Dhawan, Marcus Stoinis

Vice-Captain Options: Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran, Shane Watson

Today’s Delhi vs Chennai Probable Winners

Delhi is expected to win this match. 

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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