Currently leading the points table, CSK would focus on sealing the playoff berth without much ado. The loss against RR must have been a wake-up call for CSK but with in-form players like Michael Hussey, MS Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo in their ranks, they are expected to bounce back on their home turf.
The bowling department looks formidable with Mohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Chris Morris and Ravindra Jadeja at their disposal. DD, on the other hand, have got just pride to play for at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
They have tasted defeat on 10 occasions out of 13 and have nothing to lose. There is no pressure on them as nothing has gone right with bowlers leaking runs and batters failing miserably. However, the lack of expectations may work as a catalyst for DD to come up with a surprising performance.
> Hussey and Vijay get a flying start
> He gets a blazing fifty
> Mohit Sharma makes early inroads
> Virender Sehwag’s bad patch continues
> Team recovers well after a hiccup vs RR
> He plays a cameo
> Virender Sehwag scores a 50
> Top order shows responsibility
> Morne Morkel provides early wickets
> Michael Hussey departs early
Live on TV: Chennai vs Delhi on Set Max and Sony Six, 8pm