Fight at the stadium of Visakhapatnam, at 7:30 pm on the Star Sports Network
Today's winning team will play the finals against Mumbai Indians in Hyderabad on May 12
Sports desk The Qualifier 2 match of the 12th season of the Indian Premier League will be played on Friday at Visakhapatnam's YSR Reddy Stadium between Delhi Capitals and Chennai SuperKings. Anyone who wins in both the teams will play the final against the Mumbai Indians on the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium of Hyderabad on May 12.
The Delhi team has not reached the final yet. He defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 2 wickets in the Eliminator on Wednesday. This was the first win in the playoffs of the IPL in the 12 year history. In such a situation, he would like to reach the final for the first time after winning the match against Chennai.
Chennai win the final for 8th time
The Chennai team has been a champion for three times, while it has managed to make it to the final in 7 of the 9 seasons. In the hands of team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, whose count is among the most successful captains of the world. They will also make every effort to get the team to the final by defeating Delhi.
7 years ago, Chennai had defeated Delhi in the playoffs.
Delhi played the playoff match against Chennai in 2012 for the last time. In that match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai scored 222 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs. Delhi were all out for 136 runs in 16.5 overs. Murali Vijay played a 113-run knock from Chennai, while Ravichandran Ashwin got 3 and Shahad Zakati took 2 wickets.
Chennai won double matches against Delhi
20 matches have been played between Delhi and Chennai in IPL so far. Of these, Chennai have won 14 matches, while Delhi has managed to make only 6 matches. It has 2 successes in the last 5 matches.
Strength of Chennai
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, better finisher He is also the top scorer of the team. He has scored 405 runs in 13 matches at a strike rate of 138.69. He scored 213 runs in 18 over 20 overs.
Spinners threesomes Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh and Ravindra Jadeja took 55 wickets together. All three took 12-12 wickets. Earlier, in any season of IPL, no one team spinners were able to take so many wickets.
Team top order Shane Watson scored in the Power Play at an average of only 14.6. This is the second lowest average of any opener in the history of IPL.
There is no finisher other than Dhoni in the middle. Ambati Rayudu has 261 runs at an average of 23.72 in 15 matches. Last year, he scored 602 runs in 16 matches at an average of 43.00.
Strength of Delhi
Superb bowling in Chris Morris's Death Overs He has taken 13 wickets in 9 matches. He has taken 10 wickets in the Death Overs. Excepting them, Dhoni scored a strike rate of 170 or more against every bowler in Delhi.
Returning to Earth Shaw and Rishabh Pant on time in the form In the last match in Visakhapatnam, Prithvi scored 56 and Rishabh scored 49 runs. A good innings of hope in this match also.
Being out of Kagiso Rabada weakened the team's pace attack. Trent Bolt is trying to become his replacement, but he is proving to be expensive in Power Play.
False performance of the team's middle order. Bats from 4 to 7 are able to score runs at an average of 20.5. This is the third worst average in this season.
Chennai-Delhi fight for the first time in Visakhapatnam
The IPL has so far 12 matches in Visakhapatnam. Of these, the first-ever team has won in 7 matches, but in the last match Delhi defeated Hyderabad while chasing runs. There will be no competition for the first time on this ground between Chennai-Delhi. Dhoni's team will play a match after 7 years here. Last time he defeated Deccan Chargers in 2012.
Pitch Mood: The pitch here is considered to be for the batsmen, but if you look at the statistics of the last match, then it can also be helpful for the spinners. In the last match, fast bowlers scored runs at an economy rate of 9.6, while in spinners the figure was 6. Players will have to cope with the heat and humidity here.
Both teams are as follows
Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Prasad Khan, Bandaru Aiyappa, Ankush Bains, Trent Bolt, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Ingram, Sandeep Lemichane, Manjot Kalra, Amit Mishra, Chris Morris, Colin Munro, Rishabh Pant, Akshar Patel, Harshal Patel , Kimo Paul, Kagiso Rabada, Sherfen Rutherford, Jalaj Saxena, Ishant Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari, Nathu Singh.
Chennai SuperKings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain and wicketkeeper), Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Murali Vijay, Dhruv Shourie, Ff Duplessis, Rituraj Gaikwad , Mitchell Santnar, David Wiley, Sam Billings, Sameer, Monu Kumar, Karn Sharma, K.M. Asif, Mohit Sharma.