The fifth game of the Indian Premier League 2019 will see Delhi Capitals take on Chennai Super Kings. The match will be played on March 26 at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. Live telecast is scheduled to begin at 8 PM local time.
DC vs CSK, IPL 2019: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
TV channels: Star Sports, BT Sport, Fox Sports, SuperSport, BeIN Sports, Sky Sport NZ
Live Streaming: Hotstar, Bet365, Foxtel, Yupp TV
DC vs CSK Toss Prediction
The pitch at the Feroz Shah Kotla is not expected to change after the first period of play. Also, there is a possibility of dew later in the night which means that the toss-winning skipper will probably elect to bowl first.
Read on for team previews, betting odds, betting tips and predictions for Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings, Indian Premier League 2019....
Delhi Capitals Team News & Playing 11
DC Team News
Delhi Capitals might consider making a change or two for this upcoming match against the Chennai Super Kings. They could bring Sandeep Lamichhane in place of Trent Boult as a third spin option to support the other two spinners Rahul Tewatia and Axar Patel. Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw will continue to open the batting while Rishabh Pant, after his breathtaking innings at the Wankhede, could be promoted ahead of South Africa's Colin Ingram. Axar Patel had a rough day with both bat and ball, but the all-rounder is likely to be given another opportunity to secure his place in the side. South African pace bowler Chris Morris recently finished playing the T20I series against Sri Lanka and Delhi will probably give him a little breather before drafting him into their playing eleven.
DC Key Players
Shikhar Dhawan and Colin Ingram along with skipper Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant are the key figures for Delhi Capitals in terms of batting. Pant looked in ominous form against the Mumbai Indians as he plundered 78 runs off just 27 balls to power his team to a match-winning total of 213. Dhawan and Ingram too weighed in with handy contributions of 43 and 47 respectively and those knocks would have given them plenty of confidence. Kagiso Rabada and Trent Boult are two of the most feared bowlers in world cricket and they are undoubtedly the main weapons for the Delhi Capitals. Rabada was the standout amongst the bowlers last time with figures of 2-23 and he will look to deliver another good bowling performance. Boult did not have a good outing at the Wankhede but the Kiwi quick is expected to bounce back and inflict some early damage on Chennai with the new ball.
DC Recent Form
Delhi Capitals had a disastrous season last time. They finished at the bottom of the league standings with five wins and nine losses from fourteen matches. This time, however, they have got off to an excellent start as they beat the three-time champions Mumbai Indians by 37 runs at the Wankhede Stadium. The Capitals amassed 213 runs in their 20 overs to bat Mumbai out of the contest.
Chennai Super Kings are coming into this match without any injury worries. They are coming off a convincing victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore and are unlikely to make changes to their side for this upcoming encounter against the Delhi Capitals. This means Faf du Plessis, Sam Billings, Mitchell Santner and David Willey will probably have to wait a little longer for their chance. CSK are expected to stick with the opening combination of Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu while Deepak Chahar and Harbhajan Singh could once again lead the bowling attack.
CSK Key Players
Chennai Super Kings will bank on their big guns Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni to score the big runs against Delhi Capitals. Raina has become the first batsman in the history of the IPL to reach 5000 runs and his knock is going to be very crucial. Rayudu smashed a fifty against Delhi last year and he will be expected to make a sizeable contribution this time as well. Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir were the wreckers-in-chief in the tournament opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Both took three wickets apiece to derail RCB's innings and they are likely to make a big impact with the ball once again. Deepak Chahar was also impressive with his economy of 4.25 and he will be the one to watch out for in the powerplay. Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo are the two players in CSK's line-up who have the potential to contribute heavily with both bat and ball.
CSK Recent Form
Chennai Super Kings finished second on the points table at the end of the league round last year and then went on to claim their third IPL title. The defending champions won their last three matches of the previous season and have kicked off this year's campaign with a comfortable seven-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opening game of the tournament. CSK did an outstanding job with the ball as they rolled RCB over for just 70 runs.
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
DC : W W W L L
CSK : W W W W L
DC vs CSK Head to Head
DC vs CSK Head to Head
Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings have played 18 matches against each other in the Indian Premier League with the latter leading the scoreline 12-6.
Chennai Super Kings have beaten Delhi Capitals eight times in the last ten head-to-head meetings. Both the teams won once each in the two matches that were played between them in the previous IPL season.
Delhi Daredevils emerged victorious by 34 runs when they last faced Chennai Super Kings - in the 52nd match of the previous season at the Feroz Shah Kotla. The hosts posted 162/5 on the board after being asked to bat first by the visitors, who in reply, could manage only 128/6.
Matches Played: 18; Delhi Capitals Won: 6; Chennai Super Kings Won: 12
DC vs CSK Betting Odds
Chennai Super Kings boast a strong record against Delhi Capitals and so it isn't surprising to see them as favorites amongst the bookmakers to win this fifth match of the IPL 2019. CSK are being offered at odds of 1.80 on Bet365 and 1.74 on Betrally while DC are the underdogs at 2 and 1.90 with the respective bookmakers. Betway, however, is offering odds of 1.85 on both the teams to win this match.
DC Betway Odds
DC to Win the Match: Betway is offering odds of 1.85 on Delhi Capitals to win this fifth match of the Indian Premier League 2019.
DC Top Batsman: Rishabh Pant, who top-scored for Delhi Capitals against Mumbai Indians, is 4.25 with Betway to top-score for his side against CSK. Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer are 3.75 and 4.33 respectively.
DC Top Bowler: Kagiso Rabada was the pick of the bowlers last time and the South African speedster is 3 with Betway to finish with the best bowling figures against CSK. Trent Boult is priced a little higher at 3.75.
CSK Betway Odds
CSK to Win the Match: Chennai Super Kings are being offered at odds of 1.85 on Betway to win this match.
CSK Top Batsman: Ambati Rayudu is 3.75 with Betway to score the most runs for Chennai Super Kings in this match. Suresh Raina and Shane Watson are 3.75 and 3.60 respectively.
CSK Top Bowler: Imran Tahir rocked RCB hard in the tournament opener and he is 3.20 with Betway to be the top bowler for CSK in this match. Harbhajan Singh and Dwayne Bravo find themselves at 6.50 and 3.60 respectively.
DC Bet365 Odds
DC to Win the Match: Delhi Capitals are being offered at odds of 2 on Bet365 to win this IPL match.
DC Batsman to Score a Fifty: Shikhar Dhawan looked in good touch in Sunday's encounter against Mumbai and the opener is 3.50 with Bet365 to score a fifty against CSK. Colin Ingram is 3.75.
CSK Bet365 Odds
CSK to Win the Match: Chennai Super Kings are favorites with Bet365 to win this match at odds of 1.80.
CSK Batsman to Score a Fifty: Shane Watson is 3.50 with Bet365 to hit a half-century against Delhi Capitals while Suresh Raina has been priced at 4.
DC Betrally Odds
DC to Win the Match: Delhi Capitals are the underdogs for this IPL match with Betrally at odds of 1.90.
DC Man of the Match: Rishabh Pant is 9.50 with Betrally to earn the Man of the Match award while Shikhar Dhawan and Trent Boult are 10.25 and 12.75 respectively.
CSK Betrally Odds
CSK to Win the Match: Chennai Super Kings are favorites with Betrally to win this match at 1.74.
CSK Man of the Match: Ambati Rayudu is being offered at 8.75 on Betrally while Shane Watson is 8.25 for the Man of the Match. South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir finds himself at 20.75.
DC vs CSK Prediction
Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals are coming on the back of convincing wins in their respective opening matches and they will be looking to build on the momentum. CSK clearly have the upper hand in this contest when it comes to head-to-head record. They have won 8 of their last 10 matches against DC and have won 4 out of the 6 matches against them at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Delhi do have a strong batting line-up and a formidable pace attack but they lack quality in their spin department. Chennai, on the other hand, have world-class spinners in Imran Tahir, Ravindra Jadeja and Harbhajan Singh and the wicket at the Kotla is expected to offer more assistance to the spinners. Now this should favor Chennai Super Kings which is why we are backing them to win this match.
Back Chennai Super Kings to beat Delhi Capitals at 1.85 with Betway 1.80 with Bet365 and 1.74 with Betrally.