CSK have become streaky with the loss against Rajasthan Royals. Their bowling wasn’t up to the mark as they have bowled against MI in the first match. Spinners were helpless, and they were letting so much damage as Sanju Samson was slogging as far as he can. CSK is in need of a convincing win right now.
On the other side, Delhi Capitals, with its Indian batting line up looks so solid with their first win against KXIP. Kagiso Rabada has done his magic to claim the first victory for Delhi. This puts them a comfortable side to step into the next match of their campaign. But this clash will be so pivotal for Delhi as they will face all-time favourites of this IPL tournament.
Without further ado, let’s get into the betting predictions for Match No.7 of IPL 2020: CSK vs DC.
Prediction on the top run-scorer
The young skipper of Delhi based franchise looks so good to be a big part of this match. He proves to be both a hitter and a tactical batter who can run between the wicket like a running machine with his astonishing six-hitting ability. For CSK, Shreyas Iyer is a tricky customer as they lack the touch in their spin department. Even the front line fast bowlers do not seem to be in a good flow; this puts Shreyas an excellent opportunity to exhibit more of his skillsets.
Another competitor for the most run-scorer will be Faf Du Plessis. The Rabada attack won’t be a big task for this proteas batsman as he would have faced him plenty of time in the South African practice camp. Apart from that, the South African skipper has been so prolific for the yellow side. His spin ball batting has improved a lot, as we have witnessed in the last two matches. His gritty knock for CSK will continue, and as of now, there is no barrier from DC.
Prediction on top wicket-taker
Sam Curran has got into the charge, and he is doing his job in a pretty good manner. The English all-rounder has become a precious source for MSD in scalping the Indian top orders of DC. His final overs cameo has shown what he is capable of. Since Sam Curran has continued his form in his second match, a lot is expected from the young pacer. According to the current scenario, the young English bowler is the strong candidate to be the most wicket-taker of the Match No.7 of IPL 2020. He is missing the new ball swing as he usually does at the international level; when he gets it, he will be entirely in a different zone that would help the yellow team.
Kagiso Rabada made a strong statement about his current form in the last match. The way he approached the super over with his lethal pace was something that will haunt some batters. With perfect rhythm and mindset, Kagiso Rabada will step on as one of the favourites to pick the most number of wickets in this clash.
Prediction on Who will win the match?
We are going with CSK this time. They know how to come back. Especially MSD knew how to stop his fellow Indian mates of the Delhi team. That puts the DC batters under vast pressure.
Batting wise, CSK is trying to avoid pressure. The required run rate is causing trouble for the kind of batters CSK possesses. And this is directly affected by their bowling department. The bowlers need to take more responsibility. But the depth in their batting line up seems good. They can chase down totals if their openers start in the required fashion.
Coming to the DC side, both the batting and bowling side looks more balanced. They are getting runs from their middle order, and at the same time, the bowling was also remarkable in their last match against KXIP.
What makes most of the difference is the Dhoni factor, not as a player, but as a skipper. Even though most outsiders criticized CSK’s performance in the previous match, the yellow jerseys went close to the total from nowhere. Even in that situation, they are making their runs count. That puts them way ahead of other teams in terms of tactical thinking. And it was possible only because of the man Dhoni. He is in a different league as a captain. And at the same time coming back into his track slowly as days pass by.
Prediction on the most six-hitting batter:
Shreyas Iyer. You would have seen him batting in the first match. He was so fluent, and his power has become even more violent—a great spin batter. Most importantly, his six-hitting nature makes him the tricky customer to bowl to. The Indian batter knows how to pull his innings till the end, making him an efficient contender to bash most sixes in this match. With Chennai’s bowlers not in good form, it opens the gate for Shreyas Iyer. The Dubai pitch is green, which brings in chances for his pull shots into the game.
Rishabh Pant who is in an urge to prove his ability once again. He has to do some monstrous knocks to be back in the list of the probable Indian eleven. The Indian wicketkeeper needs to spend more time on the wicket. If he does that, it will definitely be a treat for the fans. With his 360 degrees ability, he can trouble any top-class bowler if he gets on a roll. Therefore, Rishabh will always be on this list as a favourite to hit the most number of sixes in any of his matches.
Prediction on Man of the match:
With his current form and stupendous ability with the bat and the ball makes him the front runner for picking up the man of the match award for this game. Most importantly, this is the time in which CSK needs a push from any source. Being the only player to have great touch in both bat and ball, Sam Curran knocks this door harder.
To sum up
If CSK wins this match, it will act as a clincher for most of the debate regarding their last match failure. At the same time, Delhi won’t be an easy customer with proven talents on their side.