After dismantling Bangalore in a humiliating fashion in the opening night, will be looking forward to continuing their winning saga right after they visit Feroz Shah Kotla on Tuesday to lock horns with Delhi. Their face-off against Bangalore was nothing but a smooth move that dismantled Challengers in just 70 runs. As the match progressed, Chennai was in no hurry to chase down the score as it was simple as slicing a celebration cake. In their next face-off, Chennai is likely to retain their winning XI and the real reason is the similarities in the pitch in Chennai and Delhi. It is likely that MS Dhoni would be looking forward to bolstering its attacking tactics and may introduce Faf du Plessis in place of an extra bowler. On Feroz Shah Kotla, we can expect to see Chennai throwing some of their best spinners on the field as they did in the opening night. Chennai will be again opening their bowling line-up with South African veteran Imran Tahir who was at its best in the opening night and accounted 3 wickets for just nine runs in its four overs.
If Chennai wins the toss and opts for bowling first, we can expect a flashback of the opening night.
Probable Line-ups: Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir.
While Delhi has simply pushed the reset button and came out with flying colors in their first match of the season as they dismantled Mumbai with an impressive yet unexpected performance. It is hard to predict the future of the team in the league but it does prove everyone that they are yet another potential threat in the league. Delhi has the best assets in the team and they will be mostly counting on Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant to put some runs on the scoreboard for them. The fact that pitch at Delhi is dry and is most favorable for spinners, that’s where Dhoni and co. have the advantage but here we have Shikhar Dhawan who knows how to tackle great spins and convert them to big sixes and fours. Not to forget the mystery bowler from Nepal, Sandeep Lamichhane, can prove to be a bigger headache for Chennai’s starting order.
Probable Line-ups: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Sherfane Rutherford, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Hanuma Vihari, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishant Sharma, Trent Boult, Kagiso Rabada.
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Super Kings from Chennai has the best way of utilizing the pitch conditions. It can be an interesting face-off with Chennai clinching yet another victory.