The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Delhi Capitals (DC) will clash in the 55th match of the IPL 2022 at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai in the second match of the doubleheader day on May 8, 2022.
This is an extremely important match for both teams as DC is placed 5th on the points table and needs to continue winning to remain in contention for the playoffs. CSK, meanwhile, are only in contention mathematically while remaining at the 9th spot on the table and a loss here will end their IPL 2022 campaign.
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The DC camp has also been hit by COVID infection once again and they are in isolation.
Keeping this in mind, Team COC presents the predicted playing XIs for the CSK v DC match.
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
CSK have gotten some wins under their belt, with 3 victories in 10 matches thus far. They are mathematically still in the race for playoff qualification, but a loss in any of their remaining matches will end that hope.
Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway have done well at the top, while Moeen Ali also returned back to the XI after an injury scare. Ambati Rayudu and Robin Uthappa have sizzled down after a decent offering at the start of the tournament.
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There is no confirmation on Shivam Dube’s availability and if he comes into the XI, it might be in place of either Rayudu or Uthappa. Ravindra Jadeja has found his groove after handing over the captaincy reins to MS Dhoni, who is enjoying the leadership role once more in an official capacity.
Dwayne Bravo may replace Dwaine Pretorius in the XI if he's back to full fitness. Maheesh Theekshana has done amazingly well, even bowling in death overs. Mukesh Choudhary has been ever impressive, while Simarjeet Singh is still in the infancy of his IPL career.
Apart from being in isolation for the second time in IPL 2022 due to COVID infection, the Delhi Capitals (DC) are also dealing with injuries to a few key players. Yash Dhull can be expected to make his debut to partner a red-hot David Warner at the top.
Mitchell Marsh is yet to fire in a big way, and so is Rishabh Pant. Though he has captained well, Pant is yet to set the IPL 2022 on fire with this bat. Rovman Powell has started to show his true worth as a finisher. Lalit Yadav has held onto his place in the XI in spite of not doing anything noteworthy.
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Injury status of Akshar Patel is unknown and this means that Ripal Patel may continue in his place. Kuldeep Yadav has done extremely well and is the second-most wicket-taker in the IPL 2022.
Anrich Nortje and Khaleel Ahmed did well in the last match for DC and Pant will hope that their performances continue.
CSK COC Predicted Playing XI:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (C-WK), Dwayne Bravo, Maheesh Theekshana, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary
DC COC Predicted Playing XI:
Yash Dhull, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (C-WK), Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Ripal Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed