Delhi Daredevils vs. Chennai Super Kings, IPL: TV Info and Preview

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Delhi Daredevils vs. Chennai Super Kings, IPL: TV Info and Preview
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One of the Indian Premier League's (IPL) top sides faces one of its bottom ones as the Chennai Super Kings travel to face the Delhi Daredevils.

Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Date: Monday, May 5

Start time: 3.30 p.m. BST

Live on: Sony Six, Star Sports HD, Star Sports 1 (India), ITV4 (United Kingdom), SuperSport (South Africa), OSN (UAE) SkyTV (New Zealand), Network Ten (Australia), Channel 9 (Bangladesh), Sportsnet and Omni (Canada), Sports Max (West Indies), Geo Super (Pakistan), Starhub (Singapore).

Weather: According to Weather.com, Delhi will be mostly sunny with temperatures reaching a sweltering high of 40 degrees Celsius.

 

Overview

Delhi were comfortably defeated once again by the Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in their last game to remain in the lower reaches of the IPL table.

The Daredevils batted first and managed to reach 152-5 from their 20 overs, with Quinton de Kock leading the way with 42 from 33 balls at the top of the order.

However, in reply, things looked very easy for Rajasthan as they reached their target with just three wickets down, with Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami and Wayne Parnell taking one apiece for Delhi.

Meanwhile, Chennai won again in their last match as they beat the Kolkata Knight Riders by 34 runs in Ranchi.

The Super Kings batted first and made 148-3 from 17 overs in a game reduced by rain, thanks primarily to 56 from 40 balls by New Zealander Brendon McCullum.

In reply, Kolkata had good contributions from Robin Uthappa with 47 and Yusuf Pathan from 41, but no one else reached double figures.

The Knight Riders innings closed on 114-9, with Ravindra Jadeja taking 4-12 and Mohit Sharma 3-22 as Chennai’s bowlers stifled their opponents.

 

Team News

Delhi Daredevils (from): Kevin Pietersen (capt.), Mayank Agarwal, Dinesh Karthik, Milind Kumar, Kedar Jadhav, Manoj Tiwary, Saurabh Tiwary, Murali Vijay, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Jayant Yadav, Siddharth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Rahul Sharma, HS Sharaf, Rahul Shukla, Jaidev Unadkat, JP Duminy, Quinton de Kock, Ross Taylor, Jimmy Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Wayne Parnell

Chennai Super Kings (from): Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt.), Faf du Plessis, Mithun Manhas, Suresh Raina, Dwayne Smith, John Hastings, Vijay Shankar, Baba Aparajith, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Brendon McCullum, Samuel Badree, Pawan Negi, Ravi Ashwin, Mohit Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Ishwar Pandey, Ben Hilfenhaus, Matt Henry, Ronit More

 

Key Players

Wayne Parnell

South African Parnell has shown during this year’s IPL that he is enormously capable of taking wickets and doing so while giving away very few runs.

If he can maintain that form, it may place Delhi in a perfect position to take victory.

 

Ravi Ashwin

Indian spinner Ashwin has been a little inconsistent so far, but he remains a crucial spinner for Chennai.

With his off-spinners and handy batting, he presents a dual threat to the Daredevils.

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