IPL 2018 Live DD vs CSK: Delhi Daredevils host Chennai Super Kings at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Friday with both sides fates sealed. Chennai Super Kings have 16 points from the 12 matches they have played so far and are second on the points table. They are thus one of the two teams, the other being Sunrisers Hyderabad, who have qualified for the playoffs. Delhi Daredevils, on the other hand, have had another disappointing season and are bottom of the table with six points from their 12 matches. RCB beating SRH on Thursday has also made it impossible for Delhi to get up from the bottom of the table.
Delhi Daredevils are six points behind Royal Challengers Bangalore and have two games left to play. It means that they will finish bottom of the table once again this season, the fourth time that they finish a season as wooden spooners. Chennai Super Kings, on the other hand, have continued with their tradition of playing in the knockout stages of the tournament every season. This season, Delhi have been guilty of losing way too many matches in the early part of the season and thus losing any chances of reaching the knockouts. At the same time, since Shreyas Iyer has taken over, Delhi have found three promising batting talents in the form of Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw.
IPL 2018 Live DD vs CSK: It has been a rather strange season for the Delhi Daredevils. On the one hand, they have had a miserable win-loss ratio this season – they have won just three of the 12 matches they have played thus far – and will finish the season as wooden spooners once again. On the other hand, they have found a group of young batsmen in Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer and Prithvi Shaw around whom they can build a team in the future. For now, it this and the next game serve little purpose other than restoring some pride.