|Match Date:||23rd April, Tuesday|
|Match Timing:||8:00 PM|
|Expected Crowd Turnout:||44,000|
|Match Venue:||M Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk|
The Match 41 of the VIVO Indian Premier League 2019 will see the defending champions Chennai Super Kings welcome last year’s runner ups Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai. CSK went to the top of the league table with 7 of their opening 8 matches. However, the team has lost the last two games against SRH and RCB. They will be keen to getting back to winning ways.
SRH, on the other hand, have done well to come back from a slump and win two matches on the trott. They will be eager to avenge 2018 IPL finals’ defeat one more time.
Here is the detailed analysis of the Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL match:
|Key Players in form||CSK– MS Dhoni, Deepak Chahar
SRH– Jonny Bairstow, David Warner
|Weather Conditions||31 ℃, 73% Humidity, Winds up to 11 km/hr. No signs of rain.|
|Toss Advantage||Going by the pitch record, the team batting first has won on 13 matches as compared to 6 through chasing.|
|Pitch Conditions||The Chepauk pitch tends to get little slow as the evening wears off with the spinners being the biggest winners. It goes without saying that the team that wins the toss will be looking forward to batting first and put a competitive total in favourable conditions.|
|Venue Stats||Average Total (2018): 203
Highest Total (2018): 205/5 (CSK)
Last Match: SRH 108/9 | 111/3 CSK
|Ground Size:||Side Boundaries: 64 m, Straight Boundary: 78 m|
|CSK – Pacer Lungi Ngidi has been ruled out for the rest of the IPL season with an injury.
SRH – No major injuries.
|Home Advantage||Chennai Super Kings|
|Head-to-Head||CSK 9 – 3 SRH|
|Form||CSK – W W W L L
SRH -L L L W W
Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir.
Jonny Bairstow, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Deepak Hooda, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed.
|Impact Player||MS Dhoni, David Warner, Jonny Bairstow|
CSK vs SRH Dream11 Prediction
Chennai Super Kings are facing a rare mini-crisis having lost the last two matches. But it is not about the outcome of the result (hey have more or rest qualified for the last 4). The point of concern is the manner in which they have lost.
Traditionally, strong batting has always been the CSK’s strength considering their immense depth. However, things are different this time around. Owing to the brilliant form of Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, and Dwayne Bravo, the bowling took the centerstage for Chennai this season. In fact, CSK’s bowlers have scalped 66 wickets in total, the joint-highest in the league along with Delhi Capitals.
Maybe that is why the batsmen’s under performances was overlooked until the team started losing matches. In the defeat against SRH, the batsmen could manage only 135 runs in the first innings, not enough to defend.
The sudden collapse of the middle-order doubled up with the lack of skipper MS Dhoni-led to the unfortunate defeat. Then, while chasing 161 against RCB, the opening three batsmen – Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis – all returning to pavilion within just four overs. Ultimately, CSK fell short only by 2 runs.
That CSK got this close after losing so many wickets at the start was only because of @msdhoni’s virtuosity: the calculatedness, strokes, and self-belief was amazing
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 21, 2019
Going in to Tuesday’s match against SRH, Chennai Super Kings will be looking forward to sort their batting line-up out in time with the Playoffs not far away.
Sunrisers Hyderabad faced a few disappointing defeats in the first half of the season which saw them finish three consecutive matches. Nonetheless, they have found the rhythm back. The duo of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow are in an enviable form, both leading the orange cap race. Bairstow was particularly impressive in the last match against KKR, having scored an unbeaten 80 from 43 balls.
However, given the team’s dependence on the player, Sunrisers will have to look for a life without him. The Tuesday’s match against CSK will be the English wicket-keeper’s last match before he leaves for international duties.
While it is expected that Wriddhiman Saha will take over the wicket-keeper’s gloves, New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill will feature as the fourth foreign player. However, the question that crops in mind is whether Bairstow-less Sunrisers Hyderabad can replicate the impressive form later in the season?
This will is a difficult contest to predict, with two equally talented sides clashing. However, Chepauk is CSK’s fortress and they rarely lose matches here. We, thus, back Chennai to win this match.
The pitch in the Chidambaram stadium has a slow and dry surface this season, evident from several low-scoring games that have happened in 2019. Thus, choose bowlers, especially spinners, here. In the batting department, openers and lower-order batsman should be your choice.
CSK vs SRH Dream11 Prediction Team 1
Jonny Bairstow, Faf du Plessis, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Ravindra Jadeja, Vijay Shankar, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Sandeep Sharma, Rashid Khan, Khaleel Ahmed.
CSK vs SRH Dream11 Prediction Team 2
MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, David Warner, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Vijay Shankar, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Rashid Khan, Khaleel Ahmed.
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