Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – IPL 2020, Match 34

Delhi is expected to win the match.

Match Details:

The 34th match of the Indian T20 League 2020 will be played between Delhi and Chennai at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

This game 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.


Pitted against each other in the second match of the day on Saturday will be the team of veterans against a team led by a young captain. Led by Shreyas Iyer, Delhi have had a great run in this tournament so far, and are placed at the top of the points table with 6 wins out of 8 matches they have played. And, on the other hand, the MS Dhoni-led Chennai are pegged at the third last spot in the points table, after having managed to win only 3 matches out of the 8 they have played.

In their last outing against each other, Delhi got the better of Chennai, winning the match by a decent 44 runs. But, after that, Chennai have made some changes, which have somewhat helped them too. So, they would be looking to bounce back in this match and make things even in terms of the head to head equation with Delhi.

DEL vs CHE Match 34 Weather Report:

The match on Saturday is expected to go on without any hindrances, owing to the clear skies and hence there is no chance of rainfall. The temperature will be in the 29 to 35 degree Celsius range.

Pitch Report:

The pitch at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium has become even more of a nightmare for the bowlers to bowl on. At the start of the tournament, there was a time when the runs flowed in the first inning, but that could be controlled by the bowlers in the second inning. And, now, even that factor is slightly diminishing as chasing becomes progressively easier.

Average first innings score:

197 (Last five Indian T20 League matches at this venue)

Record of the chasing teams:

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

Injury and Availability News:

In the match against Rajasthan, Shreyas Iyer injured his shoulder and due to this. He is likely to come-back in this match.

Rishabh Pant, was also out of the Delhi side, having sustained an injury. His comeback also is doubtful in this match.

DEL vs CHE Today’s Probable Playing XIs:


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


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

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


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

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DEL vs CHE Steal Picks for Today’s 11Wickets Match:

Prithvi Shaw (8.5 credits) – Prithvi Shaw, in this season of the T20 League, has played in 8 matches and has 202 runs to his name.

Sam Curran (8.5 credits) – Sam Curran has taken 9 wickets and scored 99 runs in the 8 matches he has played in so far.

Ravichandran Ashwin (8.5 credits) – Ravichandran Ashwin has played in 6 matches in this season and has taken 7 wickets while maintaining a bowling average of 18.29.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Faf du Plessis, Shikhar Dhawan

Vice-Captain Options – Marcus Stoinis, Sam Curran

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for DEL vs CHE 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – MS Dhoni

Batters – Faf du Plessis (C), Prithvi Shaw, Shane Watson, Shikhar Dhawan

All-Rounders – Marcus Stoinis (VC), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran

Bowlers – Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Shardul Thakur

12th Man – Ambati Rayudu

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for DEL vs CHE 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – MS Dhoni

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

All-Rounders – Marcus Stoinis, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran (VC)

Bowlers – Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Ravichandran Ashwin

12th Man – Prithvi Shaw

Expert Advice:

It would be wise to stack your team with batsmen and all-rounders in this match, as the pitch is batting friendly, and they can get you some valuable points. You can include as many as 4 batsmen in your team and 3 all-rounders to go along them. For the choice of the 4th batsman in your team, you can go with either Prithvi Shaw or Shreyas Iyer, but make sure to check the playing XI before making your choice.

Today’s DEL vs CHE Probable Winners:

Delhi is expected to win this match.

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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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