|Match Date:||17th April, Wednesday|
|Match Timing:||8:00 PM|
|Expected Crowd Turnout:||48,000|
|Match Venue:||Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium|
The Match 33 of the VIVO Indian Premier League 2019 will see last year’s runner ups Sunrisers Hyderabad welcome the defending champions Chennai Super Kings at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad. SRH’s impressive start to the campaign was brought to an end by a string of disappointing defeats against MI, KXIP, and DC.
CSK are unbeaten in the last four matches and have lost only one game this season. Going by the way their are outrightly dominating the proceedings, it feels that they will remain at the time for the rest of the season.
Here is the detailed analysis of the Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings IPL match:
|Key Players in form||SRH – David Warner|
CSK – Imran Tahir, Suresh Raina
|Weather Conditions||33℃, 37% Humidity, Winds up to 8 km/hr. No signs of rain.|
|Toss Advantage||Team batting second has won in four of the seven matches last season.|
|Pitch Conditions||Dry, Low-scoring, Spin-friendly pitch.|
|Venue Stats||Average Total (2018): 151|
Highest Total (2018): 182/3 (CSK)
Lowest Total (2018): 119/10 (KXIP)
|Ground Size:||Side Boundaries: 64 m, Straight Boundary: 82 m|
|Injury Updates||SRH – Kane Williamson (Shoulder) still remains a doubt for the match against DC.|
CSK– Dwayne Bravo may be absent from the fixture, having suffered a Grade 1 Hamstring injury last week.
|Home Advantage||Sunrisers Hyderabad|
|Head-to-Head||SRH 2 – 9 CSK (0 Draw)|
|Form||SRH – W W L L L|
DC – L W W W W
David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Ricky Bui, Deepak Hooda, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (C), Khaleel Ahmed.
Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur.
|Impact Player||David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan|
SRH vs CSK Dream11 Prediction
Sunrisers Hyderabad started the campaign in an impressive fashion, winning three of their opening four matches. But as the season wore off, the deficiencies in the squad started to come forward. Among other things, it is their middle order that is not performing well.
Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, and Deepak Hooda are all not in the greatest form of their life. This was evident in the match against DC when the opening pair of Bairstow and Warner scored 92 runs in total. However, the rest of the team could manage only 19 runs as the team lost by 39 runs.
By getting rid of Warner and Shankar off successive deliveries, Rabada may have just won the match for Delhi. These ‘modest’ scores can be dicey and #SRH batsmen have looked unsure of how to manage the chase
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 14, 2019
Although SRH tried to change things a bit by bringing skipper Kane Williamson back in the starting XI, he could manage only 3 runs. The New Zealander will take some to get up and running having endured an injury-marred season. SRH let veteran Shikhar Dhawan join DC and they would be ruing that decision dearly.
Their problems are exacerbated by their under-performing bowling attack. Rashid Khan has not exactly rediscovered last year’s form and Siddharth Kaul hasn’t hit the top gears yet. Even though SRH still remains a strong contender for a place in the top 4, they will have to step up their performances if they are to reach there.
Chennai Super Kings, on the other hand, is having a dream run in the 2019 IPL campaign. They are virtually sailing in all the departments, despite the injuries to main man Dwayne Bravo and Lungi Ngidi. The bowlers, spearheaded by Imran Tahir and Deepak Chahar, is surprisingly turning out to be their biggest strength this year.
Their incredible depth in the batting line-up is also assuring. If things remain the same, it is difficult to imagine why CSK shouldn’t become champions this time around as well.
Going by the momentum, CSK is the unchallenged favourites to win this particular contest.
The Rajiv Gandhi Stadium has a very unpredictable surface. At times, it can give us high-scoring matches such as SRH vs RR or SRH vs RCB and at others, there are low-scoring matches like the last one against Mumbai.
It is, therefore, a wise move to field a balanced XI with the 3-4 batsman, 2-3 all-rounders and upto 4 bowlers. Pacers had success last time out.
SRH vs CSK Dream11 Prediction Team 1
MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed.
SRH vs CSK Dream11 Prediction Team 1
Jonny Bairstow, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed.
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