CSK vs SRH Dream11 Prediction: IPL 2020 seems to the most competitive season so far with every team winning and losing at least one match. No team has got a clear advantage so far which should make the upcoming matches more exciting and one such contest is between CSK and SRH. Both teams languish at the bottom of the points table with 1 win and 2 losses from the 3 games they've played so far. Chennai Super Kings haven't found the ideal combination yet with them playing at 3 different venues in their 3 games so far, while Sunrisers Hyderabad opened their account last match with a 15 run victory over Delhi Capitals. CSK has a formidable head-to-head record against SRH with 9 wins from 12 games with a 4 match clean sweep in 2018. Both teams have a good bowling attack for the conditions in Dubai and the batting performances of both these teams will be the defining factor of this contest.
Chennai Super Kings lost their last game against DC right at the powerplay with their openers failing to get going in a chase of 176. Du Plessis has been the sole performer for them so far with 2 fifties in 3 matches while the bowling attack has become toothless since their victory against MI in their first league game. The return of A Rayudu and D Bravo from injuries should boost the morale of the side and do expect some changes. M Vijay could make way for A Rayudu at the top and CSK will look to field another pacer in S Thakur for R Gaikwad. Fitting Bravo in the squad will be a tough task with his replacement S Curran performing exceptionally well and it remains to be seen whether they'll drop Hazlewood to accommodate Bravo.
Sunrisers Hyderabad registered their first victory this season against Delhi Capitals at Abu Dhabi with a splendid all-round performance by their team. The return of form to Bhuvneshwar and Rashid should excite them while Natarajan and Abhishek Sharma were impressive with the ball too. Warner and Bairstow have been amongst the runs and with Williamson coming into the squad last match and performing from the word go was promising. Their middle order is still an issue and they would want V Shankar to recover from his back niggle. Regarding the team changes, there's no news on V Shankar's injury status and if he doesn't recover on time, they'll field the same eleven that won against Delhi Capitals.
This will be the 3rd consecutive match in 5 days at Dubai and whether they'll change the pitch or not remains to be seen. The pitch used in the last two matches was hard and provided good bounce and ample assistance for hit-the-deck pacers and finger-spinners. Batsmen do get value for their shots with a grassy outfield. The pitch might slow down due to the wear and tear and 160 should be the par score on this venue. Dew will definitely make its presence with high humidity levels.
Possible CSK Dream11 Playing 11 –
Faf Du Plessis
MS Dhoni (C & WK)
Let’s take a look at some best picks for CSK vs SRH Dream11 Prediction
S Watson – Watson hasn't got going so far this season and this match should help him regain the form with him having a great record against SRH's best bowler Rashid Khan. Refer to Match-ups section for his record against SRH.
Faf Du Plessis – He has been the lone warrior for CSK scoring 173 runs from 3 innings so far in IPL 2020. He has some good memories against SRH with his match-winning fifty against them in the 2018 Qualifiers.
MS Dhoni – There isn't much to write about his batting so far this season except for those 3 sixes against RR at Sharjah. But once the top-order fires, MS will certainly bat freely to score some important runs in the middle. His head-to-head record against SRH makes for good reading with 395 runs at an average of 56.43 at a strike-rate of 150.19.
R Jadeja – Refer to the Match-Ups section.
Possible SRH Dream11 Playing 11 –
D Warner (C)
J Bairstow (WK)
Let’s take a look at some best picks for CSK vs SRH Dream11 Today Match Prediction.
D Warner – The left-handed opener has no apparent weakness against any type of bowling and the only threat for him in the CSK bowling unit will be Hazlewood and that too if the pitch offers seam movement. Refer to Match-ups section fir his records against CSK.
J Bairstow – Bairstow has been amongst the runs this season with 119 runs from 3 innings so far. There aren't many weaknesses in him that CSK's bowling attack could exploit and this keeps him in good stead to accumulate some runs.
Rashid Khan – The Afghan wrist-spinner came back to his best against DC in the last match and is sure to trouble the CSK batting unit. Watson and Rayudu have troubled him in the past but expect him to come good.
K Williamson – The Kiwi batsman displayed a brilliant master-class on placement, picking gaps and situational analysis in the game against DC. He was in great nick last match for his 26 ball 41 and his batting suits the CSK attack to the T.
CSK vs SRH Dream11 Match-Ups
The Left-Arm Spin Threat
Jadeja has been enduring a bad season so far in UAE where he was expected to dominate, but things could come back to normalcy during this fixture against SRH with a load of right-handers packed between Warner at the top and Abhishek Sharma in the middle. With the long boundaries and the assistance to finger-spinners at Dubai, Jadeja will exploit this match-up. Similarly, Abhishek Sharma has an advantage with a similar right-hand dominant CSK batting unit.
Watson and Warner, the two Australian openers for CSK and SRH respectively have been one of the top overseas batsmen in IPL. Their record against each other's teams is exceptional too, with Watson being the highest run-scorer in IPL against the Hyderabad franchise. Both the bowling attacks lack the arsenal to trouble these Aussies and if set, both can end up with a big score.
Team Composition Preferences –
1). All Rounders – Give more emphasis on left-arm spin allrounders and left-hand batting allrounders.
2). Batsman – We are spoilt for choices here and try to pick as many top-order batsmen as you can could with relevance to the fantasy order above.
3). Bowlers – Give first preference to spinners and then some death bowling fast bowlers.
4). Wicket-Keeper – There are just two choices here, MSD and Bairstow. Going in with both wouldn’t be a bad choice either.
Having more SRH players in the CSK vs SRH Dream11 Match Prediction team is preferable.
Captaincy Picks –
The top-order batsman from both sides like Warner, Bairstow, Watson, Du Plessis and Rayudu are the obvious choices. Choose a left-arm spin allrounder for an off-field selection.
Differential Picks –
A Sharma – He bowled exceptionally well against the left-handers of the DC lineup last match and with CSK fielding more right-hand batsman, it just makes his job easier.
K Ahmad – He hasn’t been at his best in the last couple of matches but he has the possibility of picking some cheap wickets at the death this match which helps his fantasy points.