Delhi vs Chennai (Qualifier 1) Preview: Dream Prediction, Playing 11, Pitch Report, Top Fantasy Picks

Exceptional bench strength and a great bowling lineup have catapulted Delhi to the top of the Indian T20 League table with 20 points. Now they face off against the experience of Chennai in the first qualifier on Sunday.

Chennai lost three consecutive games towards the end of the round-robin phase and came into the first qualifier match with 18 points and 2nd place on the table. The team which loses this match gets a 2nd shot at qualifying for the finals and the winner of this match goes into the finals directly.

Key Highlights:


Indian T20 League

Match No.



Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Telecast Time

7:30 PM IST

Expected Weather Conditions

32°C, humid weather with some wind

Pitch Conditions

Unpredictable surface, slows down in the middle phases

Key Players

Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur

Delhi vs Chennai – Match 57: Venue Details

The match between Delhi vs Chennai will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai & telecasted live at 7:30 pm IST.

  • Average 1st Innings score on this ground: 152 (Par score here)

Delhi vs Chennai: Pitch Report & Weather Conditions

Unpredictable pace and bounce on the Dubai surface. Any score close to 160 odd will be good on this pitch. Batting becomes a little difficult in the middle and latter stages. 

Top Picks for Your Dream Fantasy Team 11:

Following should be top picks for playing fantasy cricket in Delhi vs Chennai match:

  • Shikhar Dhawan got some runs again in the last game. He has 544 runs in 14 matches at a strike-rate of 128.00 and a high-score of 92.
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad has been in superb form this season with 533 runs in 14 games at a strike-rate of 137.01 and a best of 101*.
  • Axar Patel has been among the wickets with 15 scalps in 10 matches with an economy of 6.43 and a best of 3/21.
  • Shardul Thakur has picked up 18 wickets in 14 games, he has picked up the slack of the other Chennai bowlers at an economy rate of 8.57 and a best of 3 for 28.

Expert Opinion on Delhi vs Chennai match

Bowlers have been on top in the 2nd Leg of Indian T20 League. But picking some batsmen who could be differentials, is key to winning in fantasy cricket. Try Prithvi Shaw who scored a decent 48 vs Bangalore or Ambati Rayudu who averages 32 in this year’s tournament.

Captain & Vice-Captain choices for your fantasy XI team

  • Captain choices: Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Avesh Khan
  • Vice-Captain choices: Prithvi Shaw, Faf Du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu
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