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Dhoni’s CSK faces off with Pant’s DC in a battle of captains – Who will emerge victorious in the thrilling clash?

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Get ready for an exciting showdown between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings in the 13th match of IPL. Stay tuned as these two powerhouse teams battle it out on the field. Who will come out on top? Find out in our comprehensive match preview.



The Delhi Capitals (DC) are gearing up to face off against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Visakhapatnam, with the match scheduled to start at 1930 IST (1400 GMT). This clash promises to be an exciting one, with both teams looking to secure a crucial victory.

CSK, led by the legendary MS Dhoni, have been in fine form recently, winning their last two matches. Their batting lineup boasts depth and power, making them a formidable opponent. On the other hand, the Capitals have struggled with both their batting and bowling departments. With key players like Ishant Sharma and Shai Hope sidelined due to injuries, the Capitals will need to step up their game to compete with CSK.

The Capitals will also have to adapt to the conditions in Visakhapatnam, where they will play two consecutive games. Historically, the Capitals have not performed well in Visakhapatnam, losing three out of five IPL games played at the venue.

In terms of team news, Capitals coach Ricky Ponting hinted at possible changes in the lineup, with players like Prithvi Shaw and Lalit Yadav in contention for a spot. For CSK, the inclusion of Matheesha Pathirana and Mustafizur Rahman has added depth to their squad.

Key players to watch out for in this match include Rishabh Pant from the Capitals, who has a strong record against CSK, and Daryl Mitchell from CSK, known for his ability to handle spin bowling effectively.

As the teams gear up for this crucial encounter, all eyes will be on how they perform under pressure. With both sides eager to secure a win, fans can expect a thrilling match between the Capitals and CSK. Stay tuned for all the action and excitement as these two teams battle it out on the field.


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