CSK vs SRH Head to Head
The 33rd match of Indian Premier League is going to play/place/happen today in Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad at 8pm IST. Chennai Super Kings has edge over Sunrisers Hyderabad by winning 8 matches against SRH. In 18 matches between these two teams, CSK have lost just two.
This year Chennai is on the top of the chart by winning 7 matches out of 8 while Hyderabad is holding the sixth position in the cash-rich league by winning 3 games out of 7 played. The path of win is difficult for Hyderabad as they had three losses in a row and suffered from a bad batting order in past few matches. They have suffered collapses in three matches, Mumbai Indians and then in the previous match losing to be bowled out for 116 by Delhi Capitals.
Hyderabad may see Kane Williamson opening the innings David Warner, while Johnny Bairstow may come down the order. Ricky Bhui could be replaced by Manish Pandey.
Hyderabad Vs Chennai Playing 11
Playing XI (SRH) – Kane Williamson (c), David Warner, Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Deepak Hooda, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma.
CSK’s Skipper MS Dhoni has no reasons to tweak a playing XI which is winning games on a trot. Imran Tahir will once again be the key in the bowling department, more so because the Hyderabad pitch favours spinners.
Playing XI (CSK) – Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir.
CSK vs SRH Match Preview and Pitch Report
SRH coach Tom Moody feels it is a ‘good pitch’ but in all likelihood there will not be enough runs as spin will be the go-to weapon for teams. Rashid Khan would be there for SRH whereas Jadeja and Tahir will do the job for CSK.
Having missed the World Cup bus, Ambati Rayudu will be aiming to make a statement when a marauding Chennai Super Kings take on a desperate Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL encounter on Wednesday. The World Cup snub to Rayudu is the sole disappointment in an otherwise superb tournament so far for Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men as they are just a win away from clinching the playoff berth.