The teams of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will face off in 29 matches of the 13th season of IPL. If Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai has to keep its hopes alive then it will have to make a strong comeback from the match against Hyderabad. This match will start at 7.30 pm in Dubai on Tuesday.
Three-time champions and last-time runners-up Chennai have lost 5 out of 7 matches so far and are now desperate to return to victory. He is currently 7th in the table of 8 teams.
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Talking about IPL records, there have been 13 matches (2013-2019) between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad so far. Chennai has won 9, while Hyderabad has won 4. Dhoni’s team lost to Sunrisers in the current IPL by 7 runs in the previous match.
In the history of IPL, Chennai has been considered as the best team to chase the target, but so far this year its batsmen have failed. She got five defeats chasing the target. Shane Watson and Faf Duplessis performed well in the top order, but the middle order will now have to play better.
After the relentless performance of Kedar Jadhav, Chennai had bowled him out in the last match and replaced him with Narayan Jagadishan, who scored 33 off 28 balls and combined with Ambati Rayudu (42 off 40 balls), but managed the innings. After these two were out, Chennai’s batting was shattered.
Sam Curren, Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo also failed to bat. Dhoni too has not been able to score as fast as expected. The captain also later admitted that the batsmen would have to perform better if they were to win the match further. Dhoni said, “Batting is a matter of little concern. We need to do something about it.
Deepak Chahar and Jadeja have been impressive in bowling so far. Bravo’s return balanced the team, but Kuren, Shardul Thakur and Karn Sharma need to perform well.
The condition of Sunrisers is also not very good. He has won three out of 7 matches and is fifth in the table. The five-wicket defeat against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday would have hurt the team as they kept a good control over the match after scoring 158 runs for four wickets.
Batting is not a concern for Sunrisers as Johnny Bairstow, captain David Warner, Manish Pandey and Kane Williamson are consistently scoring well and are ready to take responsibility.
Bowling has become its weak side. Sunrisers bowling has weakened after losing to fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh. However, leg-spinner Rashid Khan and Yorker specialist T Natarajan have bowled well on his behalf. But Sandeep Sharma, Khalil Ahmed and youngster Abhishek Sharma have proved to be a weak link in his bowling unit.
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The teams are as follows –
Chennai Super Kings
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Lungi Nagidi, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Sentner, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curren, N Jagadishan, KM Asif, Monu Kumar, R Sai Kishore, Rituraj Gaikwad, Karn Sharma.
David Warner (Captain), Johnny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Srivats Goswami, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Riddhiman Saha, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Abhishek Sharma, B Sandeep Sharma, Sanjay Yadav, Fabian Allen, Prithvi Raj Yara, Khalil Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddharth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi.