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Indian T20 League 2023: CHN vs DEL, Match 55 – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: Team Chennai vs Team Delhi, (CHN vs DEL, Match 55)

Date: May 10, 2023 – 7:30 PM IST

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

Team Delhi will take on Team Chennai in match no. 55 of the Indian T20 League 2023. The two teams will lock horns at MA Chidambaram Stadium, the Chepauk in Chennai on Wednesday, May 10.

David Warner’s Team Delhi are reeling at the bottom of the table despite making a great comeback. They lost the first five matches but have won four out of the last five fixtures. They have eight points with a negative net run-rate of -0.529. 

They’re coming off a strong win over Bangalore by seven wickets at home. Mitchell Marsh picked 2 for 21 in three overs while Axar Patel conceded 17 off his three overs. Chasing 182, David Warner (22 off 14) and Phil Salt smashed 60 runs in five overs. Salt hammered 87 off 45 deliveries before Rilee Rossouw struck 35 not-out in 22 balls to clinch the win by 20 balls to spare. 

Team Chennai are in a pretty good position with 13 points from 11 matches. They occupy the second spot and have a good net run-rate of 0.409. Chennai have won six of their matches, with the most recent one being a six-wicket win over Mumbai at home.

Deepak Chahar bagged 2 for 18 in the powerplay while Tushar Deshpande also picked two wickets. Matheesha Pathirana was sensational in death overs, snaring 3 for 15 off his four overs to restrict Mumbai to just 139. Ruturaj Gaikwad smashed 30 off 16 at the top while Devon Conway anchored the chase with 44 in 42 balls. Shivam Dube struck an unbeaten 26 off 18 to secure the win. 

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for CHN vs DEL, Match 55

MA Chidambaram – the Chepauk stadium is known for its spin-friendly nature. A total of 24 matches have been hosted here in the league since 2017, with the average batting first score of 159. This season, the average first innings score reads 173 from five games. 

The Chennai weather could be partly cloudy and humid on Wednesday evening. There’s no threat of rain with the temperature hovering around 29°C.

Team Chennai – Expected XI and Team News 

Chennai doesn’t like making too many changes to the side. Deepak Chahar returning from injury has been the only change in the last few games. Ben Stokes’ fitness remains unclear. Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja and Matheesha Pathirana are top fantasy options from Team Chennai.

Probable XI – Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Maheesh Theekshana, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Matheesha Pathirana 

Team Delhi – Expected XI and Team News 

Team Delhi didn’t have Anrich Nortje available in the last game as he went home for personal reasons. He could be unavailable for this game as well. Rilee Rossouw will keep his place after making an impact in the previous game. David Warner, Phil Salt, Mitch Marsh and Axar Patel are top fantasy picks from this side. 

Probable XI – David Warner (c), Phil Salt (wk), Mitch Marsh, Manish Pandey, Rilee Rossouw, Aman Khan, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Ishant Sharma

Head to Head record of CHN vs DEL

Total Encounters – 27

Team Delhi won – 10

Team Chennai won – 17

Delhi lead the last five encounters by 3-2.

Best Captaincy Picks for the CHN vs DEL match

Devon Conway: Wicketkeeper Batter, Team Chennai 

Devon Conway has been in terrific form at the top, regularly giving Chennai good starts. He has scored 458 runs in the season, averaging 57 at a strike rate of 139. The left hander has smashed four fifties in the competition and was solid in the previous game as well. Conway remains a top captaincy candidate.

David Warner: Batter, Team Delhi 

David Warner has been a prolific run-scorer in the Indian T20 League. He has scored 330 runs in this season at an average of 33 with four half centuries. Warner hasn’t been at his best but showed signs of form in the previous game, scoring 22 off 14. He remains a good C/VC option. 

Ravindra Jadeja: All-rounder, Team Chennai 

Ravindra Jadeja is perhaps having his best season with the ball. He has taken 15 wickets from 11 games at an economy of 7.38, with best figures of 3 for 20. He remains a big threat at a venue like the Chepauk. Add to that his batting and Jadeja is an attractive C/VC option.

Top Differential Picks 

Maheesh Theekshana: Bowler, Team Chennai  

Maheesh Theekshana hasn’t been at his best this season and that has dropped his ownership to 23%. He has taken seven wickets from eight games at an economy of 8.34. He could be a pretty good differential pick in this fixture.

Khaleel Ahmed: Bowler, Team Delhi  

The left arm pacer was expensive in the previous game but could be a good differential pick here with only 28% of the fantasy players having him. He has taken six wickets and Chennai batters have a weakness against left arm angle.

MPL Fantasy XI 

Keepers: Conway, Salt

Batters: Gaikwad, Dube, Warner

All-rounders: Jadeja, Marsh, Axar

Bowlers: Khaleel, Pathirana, Theekshana

Where and what time to watch the match live in India 

Star Sports Network has acquired the television rights of the Indian T20 League 2023 while Viacom 18 have bagged the digital rights. You can watch the matches on Star Sports channels or stream online on Jio Cinema. 

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams. 

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