Chennai Super Kings will be looking to get back to winning ways when they host Delhi Capitals at the M Chidamabaram Stadium on Wednesday. The Super Kings lost their last outing against Mumbai Indians and in the process also lost their first home game of the season. The Super Kings missed their skipper MS Dhoni as Mumbai Indians crushed them by 46 runs. The defending champions were bowled out for just 109.
Dhoni had missed the clash against Mumbai due to fever. Missing Dhoni was a big blow for Super Kings as their batting looked pedestrian. The Super Kings have played two games without Dhoni this season and have lost both. In the first loss, they managed just 132 against Sunrisers Hyderabad before being all out for just 109 against Mumbai. There were also doubts over his participation in the upcoming clash against Delhi as head coach Stephen Fleming said that the skipper was ‘pretty sick’. Speaking a day before the match, Fleming had said that a call on Dhoni’s participation would be be taken before the toss.
“Dhoni is progressing and he’s been pretty sick during this week. We will make a call on him tomorrow. He is progressing which is good,” Fleming had told reporters on eve of the game.
Dhoni, who is also struggling with back spasm this season, did not take part in Tuesday’s training session and also missed the practice on Monday. Fleming, meanwhile, defended the team’s loss against Mumbai Indians.
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Well, it looks like Dhoni is fit and raring to go against Delhi. Unlike the game against Mumbai when Dhoni had not even come to the field, the skipper has arrived at the Chepauk. The Super Kings themselves confirmed the news by posting a tweet, showing Dhoni leaving the hotel to go to the ground.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 1, 2019
Dhoni is Super Kings’ top run-scorer this season with 314 runs from 10 games. Super Kings, meanwhile, have sealed their playoffs spot already with eight wins. They will now be eyeing to finish in the top two to have to chances of making it to the final. A win against Delhi will seal their place in the top two.