With three matches remaining in what has been a disappointing Indian Premier League 2013 campaign, Delhi Daredevils will hope to express themselves freely, now that they no longer have to think of qualification equations. They will want to end the tournament on a high, but that won't be easy when they face Chennai Super Kings at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday.
Chennai are second on the points table at the moment, but they haven't yet confirmed a spot in the playoffs. With teams closely stacked together, Chennai will not want to leave their fate hanging till their last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore on May 18. A victory for Chennai, who have 20 points, will be enough to take them through, though they can still make the cut even if they lose both remaining matches, provided some other results go their way.
Chennai, who were on a red hot streak with seven wins on the trot, haven't been the same since Mumbai Indians brought an end to that impressive run. They've lost two of their last three matches, but the side has often bounced back from disappointing losses. They showed that against Sunrisers Hyderabad by notching up 223 after capitulating for 79, the tournament's lowest total, against Mumbai. Coming off a deflating five-wicket loss to Rajasthan Royals on Sunday (May 12) after dominating the game for the most part, they will look to set things right on home turf.