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Delhi
Capitals
skipper
Rishabh
Pant
won
the
toss
and
elected
to
bowl
first
against
the
Chennai
Super
Kings.

In
team
news,
Ripal
Patel
was
handed
his
cap
during
the
Delhi
Capitals
huddle
ahead
of
the
toss
and
will
make
his
debut.
Patel
comes
in
with
Steve
Smith
missing
out.
Meanwhile
three
changes
in
the
Chennai
line-up.
Dwayne
Bravo,
Deepak
Chahar
and
Robin
Uthappa
come
in
as
Sam
Curran,
Asif
and
Raina
miss
out.

Both
sides
have
already
qualified
for
the
playoffs
this
season,
with
18
points
from
12
matches.
While
the
MS
Dhoni-led
Chennai
Super
Kings
sit
on
top
of
the
points
table
with
a
better
run
rate,
the
Rishabh
Pant-led
Capitals
are
placed
a
rung
below
them
at
second
spot.

After
becoming
the
first
side
to
qualify,
the
Super
Kings
went
down
to
a
struggling
Rajasthan
Royals.
The
Royals
defeated
the
overwhelming
favourites
by
seven
wickets.
With
two
matches
left
for
CSK
in
the
group
stage,
the
Super
Kings
will
look
to
put
the
loss
behind
them
and
bounce
back
with
a
win.

Furthermore,
having
sealed
their
spots
in
the
playoffs,
both
teams
will
look
to
work
on
their
kinks
when
they
face
off
in
Dubai.
In
their
last
five
meeting
Capitals
have
been
the
favourites,
winning
on
three
occasions.

In
the
reverse
fixture
this
season,
the
Delhi
team
defeated
the
Chennai
outfit
by
eight
wickets.



DC
vs
CSK
Playing
XIs:


DC
Playing
XI:

Prithvi
Shaw,
Shikhar
Dhawan,
Ripal
Patel,
Shreyas
Iyer,
Rishabh
Pant
(capt
&
wk),
Shimron
Hetmyer,
Axar
Patel,
R
Ashwin,
Kagiso
Rabada,
Anrich
Nortje,
Avesh
Khan


CSK
Playing
11:

Ruturaj
Gaikwad,
Faf
du
Plessis,
Moeen
Ali,
Ambati
Rayudu,
Robin
Uthappa,
MS
Dhoni
(capt
&
wk),
Ravindra
Jadeja,
Sam
Curran,
Shardul
Thakur,
Deepak
Chahar,
Josh
Hazlewood


Captain’s
Speak:


Rishabh
Pant
(DC):

We
will
bowl
first.
The
wicket
might
do
something
early.
We
want
to
focus
on
the
basics,
since
whatever
we
have
been
doing
has
been
working
for
us.
Always
great
learning
from
Dhoni,
I’ve
learnt
so
much
from
him.
Ripal
is
debuting
and
Smith
goes
out.
Ripal
will
bring
depth
to
the
lower
order
batting.


MS
Dhoni
(CSK):

We
were
looking
to
bat
first.
The
wicket
looks
tacky.
Bravo
comes
in
for
Sam,
Deepak
for
Asif
and
Uthappa
for
Raina.

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