IPL 2020: Top 3 Picks for Chennai Super Kings against Delhi Capitals


The team which has players who are ripped like a fine wine will take on the budding youngsters on Friday. Chennai Super Kings will go head to head against Shreyas Iyer led Delhi Capitals at Dubai International Stadium. M Chidamabaram stadium based outfit are back of a defeat against Rajasthan Royals in their previous game. Chennai were caught off-guard on multiple fronts in the against Rajasthan Royals, leading to their defeat. The team management will look to make amends to their plans when they face Delhi Capitals.

Against Rajasthan Royals, only Faf du Plessis was a shining spot in Chennai Super Kings’ line-up despite the team scoring 200 runs while chasing 217. Lungi Ngidi and Piyush Chawla were taken to action by the likes of Sanju Samson and Steve Smith. Though the team pulled back during the middle overs, the final disastrous over of Lungi Ngidi allowed RR to post a daunting total. Mahendra Singh Dhoni will like to tweak his side a bit before the previous season finalists face Delhi’s outfit.

Ambati Rayudu was absent from Chennai Super Kings’ line-up owing to injury or niggle. He was replaced by Ruturaj Gaikwad who got out in the first ball itself, going for an outrageous shot. MS Dhoni might replace the player who was tested positive by a more experienced player.

Here are the top three players for Chennai Super Kings who can turn the tides against Delhi Capitals:

#1)  Faf du Plessis

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In the previous game against Rajasthan Royals, it was because of Faf du Plessis, Chennai Super Kings reached the nearest to the chasing total. The South African international scored 72 runs off 37 deliveries, lambasting the bowlers. However, the scoring in bulk went in vain as Chennai couldn’t cross the line. Faf du Plessis will be raring to go against Delhi Capitals and their bowlers and end on a winning side.

#2) MS Dhoni


The former international captain of the Indian national team, MS Dhoni was criticized and trolled for his slow batting against Rajasthan bowling. MS Dhoni arrived at the crease when the required run rate was close to 17. However, his nine from 12 balls didn’t help the cause and increased the pressure on Faf du Plessis who was batting at the other end.

Despite that, MS Dhoni redeemed himself with three successive sixes in the final over. MS Dhoni is dangerous on any day with his stroke-making and power-hitting ability. One of the most successful captains in the IPL will look to bounce back from the defeat. MS Dhoni will be one of the top three players for CSK to watch out for against Delhi Capitals.

#3) Sam Curran

The English left-arm fast-bowling allrounder is one of the top three picks for Chennai Super Kings against the Shreyas Iyer led side on Friday. The player has scored runs in his small cameos and his bowling has yielded the wickets for Chennai Super Kings. Though he played the same cameo against RR, it didn’t come in a winning cause. Sam Curran will look to leave the mark behind when he is up against Delhi Capitals.

Delhi Capitals has a strong batting line-up and Sam Curran will look to dismantle it on Friday. It remains interesting to see if he succeeds in the motive.