In the year 2020, everything that is happening is quite unbelievable. The teams which were found to win the games are in the top four whereas the ever-consistent Chennai Super Kings are languishing in the bottom. In this situation, Chennai Super Kings are up against well placed Delhi Capitals at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Chennai Super Kings registered a comprehensive victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad in a game where everything worked out for MS Dhoni. The batting was on mark and death bowling was excellent. DJ Bravo and Shardul Thakur handled the death bowling duties to perfection against SRH.
Delhi Capitals are a side that makes a comeback from the difficult of situations in the game. Despite injuries to their star players, they have replaced them easily with a proper replacement available in the squad. A tough game is on cards for CSK at Sharjah Cricket Stadium where the team chasing has benefits over the team batting first.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) October 17, 2020
Here are the top three picks for Chennai Super Kings at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the second clash of the day:
#1) Sam Curran
The left-arm fast bowling all-rounder has been an excellent addition for Chennai Super Kings from the 2020 auction. When all the players faced a slump in the form, Sam Curran was the only player who stood tall and led the team to the victory. With every game looking like a do or die for CSK, Sam Curran has a big role to play.
In the previous game, Sam Curran was sent up the top order who provided a swashbuckling opening with Faf du Plessis. He scored 31 out of 21 deliveries which helped CSK to cruise to a big total. Against DC, Sam Curran will look to maintain consistency in the league with both bat and ball.
#2) Shane Watson
The Australian all-rounder has failed to live up to the hype in the Indian Premier League. Moreover, his failure in the top order has resulted in Chennai’s loss in the ongoing season. In the previous game, the player was sent at No 3 with Sam Curran opening the innings. Shane Watson saved the grace and handled the batting with 42 from 38 deliveries.
With Shane Watson slowly returning to the form, he will be one of the top three picks for Chennai Super Kings against Delhi capitals. Delhi Capitals have a bowling line-up that consists of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje, supported by Ashwin and Axar Patel. Can Watson do it again?
#3) Faf du Plessis
The Protean international was the only shining star in the dark clouds that were hovering around Chennai Super Kings. The form is declined in the past two games which is a cause of concern for MS Dhoni.
However, Faf du Plessis is the star player who can perform consistently against the top opposition. Delhi Capitals have a fearsome bowling unit that can destroy any opposition. Faf will be one of the top three picks for Chennai Super Kings in the second fixture of the day.