Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer won the toss and elected to bowl against hosts Chennai Super Kings in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match, in Chennai on Wednesday.
For CSK, skipper MS Dhoni is back to the side along with Faf du Plessis and Ravindra Jadeja. They replaced Dhruv Shorey, Mitchell Santner, and Murali Vijay.
Delhi will miss pacers Kagiso Rabada and Ishant Sharma due to their respective injury issues. Trent Boult and left-arm spinner Jagadeesha Suchith are playing.
Chennai Super Kings: 1 Faf du Plessis, 2 Shane Watson, 3 Suresh Raina, 4 Ambati Rayudu, 5 Kedar Jadhav, 6 MS Dhoni (capt. and wk), 7 Dwayne Bravo, 8 Ravindra Jadeja, 9 Deepak Chahar, 10 Harbhajan Singh, 11 Imran Tahir
Delhi Capitals: 1 Prithvi Shaw, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Shreyas Iyer (capt), 4 Rishabh Pant (wk), 5 Colin Ingram, 6 Sherfane Rutherford, 7 Axar Patel, 8 Sandeep Lamichhane, 9 Amit Mishra, 10 J Suchith, 11 Trent Boult
Even though both teams have secured a playoff berth, there is still a lot to fight for when the top two teams on the points table — Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings clash in Chennai at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday.
Despite being the first team to qualify, the home team seems to have lost momentum at the wrong time with three losses in its last four matches, including a big 46-run defeat to Mumbai Indians on Friday.
A win here is important to finish in the top two for both teams as it will guarantee two chances to reach the final. CSK would want it more, for it will get a chance to play the first qualifier at home.