It’s Saturday tomorrow! And, two captivating contests are coming down your way. The Saturday doubleheader brings in Chennai Super Kings taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore in Pune at 04:00 PM and later on Sunrisers Hyderabad will be hosting the young guns Delhi Daredevils at their fortress in Hyderabad at 08:00 PM.
So, let’s have a look at the key players
For CSK, the key batters are Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni. Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni are in an exceptional form this season. A lot depends upon these two. Apart from them, Faf du Plessis also looked in good touch. He failed to convert his short cameo into big innings but was good enough for a powerful start.
In bowling, Lungi Ngidi, KM Asif, Ravindra Jadeja and Harbhajan Singh will be the key bowlers. Although the CSK bowlers were expensive in the last game, they are expected to make a comeback against RCB. Dwayne Bravo looked off color but we all know why he is called death over specialist!
For RCB, the key batters are Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. Skipper Kohli is amongst the leading run scorers in the tournament. Apart from these two, Q de Kock and B McCullum can also play a crucial role in their day.
In bowling, RCB has two key bowlers in the name of Umesh Yadav and Y Chahal. Apart from them, Tim Southee has also performed well in the last few innings.
For SRH, the key batters are Shikhar Dhawan, Alex Hales, and Kane Williamson. The top order is the backbone of SRH’s batting. In the last game, Alex Hales (45 of 39) was amongst the top run-getters for the team.
In bowling, Sid Kaul, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma and Shakib Al Hasan are the key bowlers. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar missed a couple of innings due to an injury and is expected to make a comeback. He too will be crucial.
For DD, the key batters are Prithvi Shaw, skipper Shreyas Iyer, and Risabh Pant. A lot depends upon these three. Apart from them, Colin Munro and Glenn Maxwell can also play match-winning knocks!
In bowling, the key bowlers are Trent Boult and Amit Mishra. Both are the consistent wicket-taker bowlers for DD.
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