Delhi Daredevils will be hosting Chennai Super Kings at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Tuesday. Both teams will be looking to continue their winning momentum by adding two points in their tally. Chennai will be looking to continue their good run at Kotla where they have a 4-2 victory margin over Delhi in six games. At the same time, the new Delhi franchise will be looking to make good use of their home advantage and will be upbeat after their 37 run win over Mumbai Indians on Sunday.
Before both teams take to the field, CSK decided to focus on their 'Chinna Thala' Suresh Raina. They took to Twitter to let the opposition know about the 'Raina' factor.
The southpaw has an impressive record against Delhi. Raina has scored 507 runs against Delhi at a strike rate of 130.33. Apart from this, he also has an average of 44.87 in T20's at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium. It is also a happy hunting ground for the 32-year old stylish left-hander as he has amassed 359 runs in 11 innings which includes two half-centuries.
Raina became the first batsman to score 5,000 runs in IPL history during CSK's season opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the MA Chidambaram stadium on Saturday. He only needed 15 runs to reach the milestone. However, he could not hang around for too long as he was dismissed for 19. His dismissal did not have any effect on the outcome as CSK went to register a seven-wicket win chasing a paltry target of 71. Earlier, the combined efforts of spinners Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir kept the RCB batsmen on their toes. Harbhajan picked up three three top-order RCB batsmen which included the likes of Virat Kohli, Moeen Ali and AB de Villiers which derailed their innings.