Tournament favourites Chennai Super Kings will be looking to reclaim their top spot in the table, when they host the misfiring Delhi Daredevils at the Chepauk in the second IPL game on Tuesday.


Where to Watch Live

The match starts at 3.30pm BST, with ITV 4 and ITV 4 HD providing live coverage in the UK. Follow the game live, via text commentary, on ESPN Cricinfo. You can watch the highlights of the match here.


Chennai are currently second in the league, level on 20 points with table-toppers Mumbai Indians, who have a better Net Run Rate. Third-placed Rajasthan Royals also have 20 points as the race for the top two spots heats up (IPL play-off rules offer a "life" to the top two teams in the knockout phase).

The Super Kings lost to Rajasthan by five wickets at Jaipur in their last match on Sunday, after posting a modest total of 141. However, Stephen Fleming's side know a win against Delhi today will help them move back to the No.1 spot.

Meanwhile, the Daredevils are bottom of the table, only above Pune Warriors, and are already outof the race for the play-offs. Delhi lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore by four runs in their previous game, falling just short of their target of 184.

For Eric Simons and his men, the remaining three matches are a chance to finish a disappointing campaign on a high and spoil a few parties along the way.

Form Guide

Chennai Super Kings

  • Last Five Games (most recent first): L W L W W
  • Last Match: Rajasthan Royals beat Chennai Super Kings by five wickets

Delhi Daredevils

  • Last Five Games (most recent first): L L L W W
  • Last Match: Delhi Daredevils lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore by four runs

Team News:

Chennai Super Kings: Political reasons prevent Chennai from playing Sri Lankan duo Nuwan Kulasekara and Akila Dananjaya. Otherwise, Fleming has a full squad to choose from.

Probable Line-up: M Hussey, M Vijay, S Raina, S Badrinath, MS Dhoni (c & wk), D Bravo, R Jadeja, C Morris, R Ashwin, M Sharma, J Holder

Delhi Daredevils: Kevin Pietersen, Jesse Ryder and Varun Aaron remain long-term absentees for the Daredevils.

Probable Line-up: D Warner (c), V Sehwag, U Chand, B Rohrer, K Jhadav (wk), A Russell, I Pathan, M Morkel, U Yadav, S Kaul, S Nadeem