CSK predicted XI against Delhi Capitals: Fitness concern for MS Dhoni
Chennai Super Kings would look to get back to winning ways in order to confirm a top two finish in the IPL when they take on current table-toppers Delhi Capitals in an IPL match at Chennai on Wednesday.
Their net run-rate slipping into negative after a defeat against Mumbai Indians, defending champions Chennai Super Kings will be keen to bounce back and get back to the number 1 spot.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni-less CSK went down rather tamely to Mumbai Indians in their last game, which saw their net run-rate falling. Now with just two games left in the league stage, CSK will look to roar back with victories to seal a spot in the top two and get the home comfort in Qualifier 1. Without his inspiring presence, CSK’s batting collapsed against MI and they lost the game by 46 runs to surrender their position at the top of the points table to Delhi.
With 16 points from 12 games, CSK will be hoping that their talismanic captain recovers from the bout of fever, which forced him to sit out the MI fixture, and be ready to feature in the last home match of the league phase.
Dhoni should walk into team in place of Dhruv Shorey, who played his first match of the season against Mumbai Indians.
With the match being in Chennai, both Harbhajan and Santner are expected to hold on to their positions in the playing XI, meaning Ravindra Jadeja will once again sit out.
CSK Predicted XI vs DC: Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir
(With agency inputs)