CSK vs DC LIVE: Kagiso Rabada rested as Delhi Capitals opt to bowl first vs Chennai Super Kings

Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer won the toss and elected to bowl first against Chennai Super Kings in Match 50 of IPL 2019 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Wednesday.

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir

Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Colin Ingram, Sherfane Rutherford, Axar Patel, Jagadeesha Suchith, Sandeep Lamichhane, Amit Mishra, Trent Boult

MS Dhoni, CSK captain: Less dew today, because of the cloud cover. When you’ve played enough international cricket it’s never 100%. You’re always a little less than that. We were looking to bat first anyway. It’s a bit of a worry for the opposition, because I’ll be coughing at them (laughs). Me, Faf and Jadeja come in for Dhruv Shorey, Santner, and Murali Vijay.

Shreyas Iyer, DC captain: We’re bowling first. Hoping for dew in the second innings. The wicket looks dry so we have got three spinners in our side too. Suchith and Trent Boult come in for Ishant Sharma and Rabada. Rabada has some back issue, but it’s a precautionary measure, and Ishant has an ankle niggle.

Dream 11 Tips and Predictions

Game 50 of IPL 2019 is between defending champions Chennai Super Kings and current table-toppers Delhi Capitals at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai today.

On an expected slow and slow surface, getting the right team combinations is critical. There is also dew expected, which brings focus on how many spinners are fielded.

Delhi Capitals are on top of the IPL 2019 points table and like CSK have confirmed their place in the playoffs. In MS Dhoni’s absence, CSK lost to Mumbai Indians and the iconic skipper is again in doubt for this match.

My Dream XI Team

Rishabh Pant (wk), Suresh Raina, Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan (CAPTAIN), Sherfane Rutherford, Shane Watson (VICE-CAPTAIN), Dwayne Bravo, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar

CSK vs DC Match Preview

Team News


With Dhoni doubtful, Ambati Rayudu will again keep wickets. Ravindra Jadeja may be back in place of Mitchell Santner to accompany Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir in the spin department.

Possible changes: Ravindra Jadeja for Mitchell Santner.

(READ: MS Dhoni’s been pretty sick, reveals Chennai Super Kings’ coach Stephen Fleming)


Delhi Capitals will probably go unchanged for this game. Amit Mishra, Axar Patel and Sandeep Lamichhane will be crucial on the slow Chepauk track with fast bowling assistance coming from Kagiso Rabada and the experienced Ishant Sharma.

Possible changes: None.

(PREVIEW: CSK, Delhi Capitals chase No 1 spot on table)