Match: Chennai vs Delhi (CHN vs DEL, Match #55)
Date: May 8, 2022 – 7:30 PM IST
Venue: DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
Defending champions Chennai will take on Delhi in the 55th match of Indian T20 League 2022. The game will be played in Mumbai’s DY Patil Stadium.
Chennai are currently in the ninth spot in the points table and have already been disqualified from the race to the playoffs. They have won just three of their 10 games and a win in all their remaining games will also not take them to the next stage. Along with Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata are the other two teams that are out of the race to the playoffs.
Delhi, on the other hand, are fifth in the points table with five wins and as many losses in their 10 games. They need to win all their remaining league games to make sure that they enter the top four. Along with Delhi, the other teams that are still in the playoffs race are Rajasthan, Bangalore, Delhi and Hyderabad.
Ahead of Indian T20 league match 55, let’s look at the head to head total of both teams, the pitch report, weather update, MPL top picks and more.
CHN vs DEL, Match 55, Weather Update & Pitch Report
The pitch at the DY Patil stadium is balanced and has something for both the batsmen and the bowlers. The average first innings score here in T20s is 170, while the team batting second has a win percentage of 40. Winning the toss and bowling first is the ideal option here.
The temperature in Mumbai at the time of the match will be around 29 degrees. No rain has been forecast and we are likely in for an uninterrupted game of cricket.
CHN vs DEL Injury News and Predicted XI
Chennai Team news – There is no update on Dwayne Bravo’s fitness, who last played on April 25 before getting injured.
Predicted XI – Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Dwayne Bravo/Dwaine Pretorius, Maheesh Theekshana, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary
Delhi Team news – Prithvi Shaw had missed Delhi’s last game due to illness but is expected to return for the game against Chennai. If he doesn’t return, Mandeep Singh will open along with David Warner.
Predicted XI – David Warner, Prithvi Shaw/Mandeep Singh, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed
CHN vs DEL Head to head record
Chennai and Delhi have played a total of 26 matches in the Indian T20 League. Chennai have 16 wins while Delhi have 10 wins. In the last five meetings between the two sides, Delhi lead 4-1. The highest total posted by Chennai against Delhi is 198, while the highest total posted by Delhi against Chennai is 222.
Total games – 26
Chennai – 16
Delhi – 10
Last five games
Chennai – 1
Delhi – 4
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CHN vs DEL: Top Picks for Indian T20 League 2022, Match 55 (Five players to watch out for)
Top Fantasy Picks for CHN vs DEL
Rishabh Pant – Wicketkeeper batsman, Delhi
Rishabh Pant has not been consistent this season but still remains a good pick for your MPL team because on his day he can be the match winner. The southpaw has a strike rate of more than 146 in his T20 career.
David Warner – Batsman, Delhi
David Warner is the fourth highest run-scorer in the ongoing tournament with 356 runs in eight games at an average of 59.33 and a strike rate of 156.82. In the last eight outings against Chennai, he has 405 runs at an average of 50.63.
Devon Conway – Batsman, Chennai
Devon Conway has been impressive for Chennai in the last few games. He has hit 85*(55) and 56(37) and will be looking for a third fifty in the next game. . The cricketer from New Zealand has an impressive average of 44.42 in his T20 career and a strike rate of 128.67.
Kuldeep Yadav – Bowler, Delhi
Kuldeep Yadav is the second leading wicket-taker with 18 wickets in 10 games so far and has been particularly impressive in the middle overs. Kuldeep has just one wicket from his last two outings and will be looking to get back to form ahead of the important next few games.
Maheesh Theekshana – Bowler, Chennai
The spinner from Sri Lanka has picked up up 11 wickets in seven outings at an economy of 7.42. He picked up three wickets for 27 runs in his most latest outing against Bangalore and will be looking to carry the same form into the next game.
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