CHENNAI: At the business end of the league stage when most teams are caught up in a frenetic rush to make the
(DC) has different priorities. They have already qualified for the playoffs with eight wins each, and will be eyeing another win here in order to claim a top-two berth and get two cracks at making the final.
CSK, though, will have their work cut out, hanging over the availability of
. The skipper missed the last game against Mumbai Indians due to fever and has been absent from the last couple of days. He has given the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Hyderabad, a couple of weeks back, a miss too citing back spasms, and on both occasions, CSK wanting to get found.
When they arrive at the field
on Wednesday, it will be imperative for them to stop the losing of three of their last four matches.
CSK coach Stephen Fleming told reporters on Tuesday that he is very sick during this week.
After the loss to Mumbai, Fleming has conceded that a Dhoni-shaped hole is impossible to plug. While he is reiterated that he does not know It is definitely time for the other experienced players like Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav and Ambati Rayudu to step up.
Delhi, in what is a refreshing change meanwhile, do not have too much concerns They have been a breath of fresh air this season, relying on a combination of youthful exuberance and some wise old heads that include coach Ricky Ponting and advisor Sourav Ganguly.
While skipper Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant have taken over the responsibility on their young shoulder, the experienced Shikhar Dhawan is crucial at the top.