The 67th match of the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) will be between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings.
While DC has been declared eliminated, CSK is still in the running for a playoff spot and could finish in the top two. When these two teams faced off earlier this season, MS Dhoni’s team easily won by 27 runs.
The crucial player battles are showcased here:
1. Deepak Chahar vs David Warner
David Warner looks to continue making an impact against CSK because he enjoys playing them. In 19 games against them, he has scored 558 runs, striking at a 129.76 per cent average.
Deepak Chahar, the CSK new-ball pacer, has troubled him with the new ball, though. In six IPL matches, the right-arm fast bowler has twice dismissed Warner, giving up runs at just six. 44.
2. Matheesha Pathirana vs Axar Patel
As DC’s finisher this season, Axar Patel has done well. He hit a 12-ball 21 against CSK earlier this season. He was dismissed by the pacer, who is having a breakout season, Matheesha Pathirana, in that match.
The most for any bowler this season is Pathirana’s total of 12 wickets in the final five overs. This season, Axar has a 175.55 strike rate in this phase.
3. Khaleel Ahmed vs Devon Conway
Devon Conway has scored 498 runs this season, displaying exceptional form. Additionally, he strikes out at a rate of 159/5 against left-arm pacers.
In 11 IPL innings, he has also been victimized by them three times. It will be interesting to watch him duel Khaleel Ahmed.
In two IPL games, Khaleel got him once, costing him 10 runs off 14 balls.
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