SRH vs CSK IPL 2024 Match 18 Match-Ups: Top 5 Player Battles to Watch Out For

Published on: Apr 5, 2024 5:30 pm IST|Updated on: Apr 5, 2024 4:51 pm IST

SRH vs CSK IPL 2024 Match 18 Match Ups

Sunrisers Hyderabad will face off against Chennai Super Kings in the eighteenth match of IPL 2024 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

With two wins and a solitary defeat, the five-time winners have arrived in Hyderabad for matchday 18 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. With MS Dhoni turning back the clock in their previous fixture, CSK will be eager to upstage SRH in what promises to be a battle of sixes at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

Historically, the Chennai Super Kings have dominated the head-to-head battle against the Sunrisers Hyderabad. In their 19 encounters across the IPL, CSK has emerged victorious a whopping 14 times, while SRH has only managed to clinch 4 wins.

SRH vs CSK Top 5 Player Battles

1. Ajinkya Rahane Vs Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Even though Bhuvneshwar Kumar is yet to bag his maiden wicket in IPL 2024, his stupendous record against Ajinkya Rahane in the past suggests that he may get one. Over the years, Rahane has faced 103 balls off Bhuvneshwar and lost his wicket six times while scoring only 90 runs.

Runs 90
Balls 103
Dismissals 6
Average 15.0
Strike-Rate 87.4
  1. Heinrich Klaasen Vs Matheesha Pathirana

This will be one such battle everyone is looking forward to witnessing. Pathirana has been in sublime form for CSK, and the same goes with Klaasen, who seems like a different beast ever since IPL 2023. 

Just to remind you, Pathirana has already dismissed Klaasen in the IPL while bowling him only four deliveries. The South African could only muster three runs off them.

Runs 3
Balls 4
Dismissals 1
Average 3.0
Strike-Rate 75.0
  1. Abhishek Sharma vs Shardul Thakur

Thakur brings a favourable match-up against Abhishek Sharma, who smashed 63 off 23 in the last game at this venue. In the 14 balls bowled to a top-order batter from Punjab, Thakur has given away just 16 runs and dismissed him twice. Shardul has also dismissed Klaasen twice in 11 deliveries in the IPL.

Runs 16
Balls 14
Dismissals 2
Average 8.0
Strike-Rate 114.3
  1. Ruturaj Gaikwad vs Shahbaz Ahmed

Ruturaj Gaikwad has fallen to left-arm pace in all of CSK’s games so far. SRH might find it hard to fit Marco Jansen into the XI, but will perhaps rely on Jaydev Unadkat to keep the trend going. The veteran left-armer has 13 wickets in 22 overs at the venue. In the meanwhile, Gaikwad had given his wicket once to Shahbaz Ahmed in the IPL.

Runs 2
Balls 4
Dismissals 1
Average 2.0
Strike-Rate 50.0
  1. Mayank Agarwal vs Ravindra Jadeja

Mayank Agawal has had a strike rate of 166.7 against Ravindra Jadeja. But Jadeja has picked up him twice in the IPL

Runs 20
Balls 42
Dismissals 2
Average 10.0
Strike-Rate 166.7
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