Delhi Daredevils (DD) are all set to take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in match no. 49 of the Pepsi Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 at their adopted home at Raipur on Tuesday.
CSK have almost made their way into the playoff stages of IPL 2015, but would look to cement their berth by winning their game against Daredevils. While DD have no chance to qualify for the Playoffs, they would look to play for pride.
Let's have a look at some of the key clashes ahead of this entertaining encounter:
Mike Hussey Vs Zaheer Khan: Hussey had been an important asset for CSK in the earlier editions of IPL until he was sold to Mumbai Indians (MI), where he did not fare well. He was brought back to the CSK squad and he is likely to make his first appearence this season as Brendon McCullum will have to leave for England to join his national squad. Zaheer on the other hand, has had a decent IPL so far this year and would look to unsettle this veteran Australian batsman.
JP Duminy Vs Ravichandran Ashwin: Duminy has tried to lead the side from the front but unfortunately has landed on the losing side most of the time in IPL 2015. He is surely one of the better batsmen of DD and would look to add some more runs to his name. Ashwin will be itching to get his hands back on the ball, as he was not used by MS Dhoni in their last match and still they emerged victorious.
Shreyas Iyer Vs Ashish Nehra: Shreyas has been the best find for Delhi Daredevils this year and has scored a lot of runs with his willow at the top of the order. He is a naturally attacking batsman and does not hold himself to play his shots. Nehra on the other hand, has had a good IPL so far. His knack of picking up wickets at intervals makes him an important bowler for CSK.
Dwayne Bravo Vs Yuvraj Singh: Much have been talked about Yuvraj Singh, who is the costliest player in this year's IPL. He has certainly not lived up to expectations and had only couple of good matches with the bat. Yuvraj will be up against Dwayne Bravo who holds the 'Purple Cap' now. His slower balls can be very deceptive and he would look to get the wicket of Yuvraj early.