Delhi aims to crack CSK code for maiden final berth


VISAKHAPATNAM, MAY 9: Delhi, having already played a game in Visakhapatnam, will have the advantage of knowing the conditions better.
Delhi Capitals, who have finally come together to play like ‘Daredevils’, will have to produce another special effort to beat the consistent Chennai Super Kings for the first time this season and make their maiden IPL final in Visakhapatnam on Friday.
It was CSK who denied Delhi a top-two spot in the league standings with a crushing 80-run win at Chepauk and the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side stands in their way again, only stakes are much higher in the Qualifier 2.
The tense win in the Eliminator, set up by their star player Rishabh Pant, in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday night is bound to provide an extra dose of motivation going into the knock-out game at Vizag.
Pant’s 21-ball 49 in a high-pressure game reignited the debate on social media over his non-selection in India’s World Cup squad with former England captain Michael Vaughan saying it was “bonkers” to not have the young-wicketkeeper batsman in the mega event starting May 30. (PTI)