CSK vs SRH IPL : IPL’s Match no 23 between Chennai Supers Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad will be played at Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi.
As far as Head To Head is concerned both teams have played 15 games against each other, and CSK won 11 out of them. Below is the analysis of both the teams including their key players.
Chennai Super Kings
As far as CSK is concerned, the team looks well stabilized and has performed well so far. They’ve won 4 out of their 5 games comfortably. From batting, bowling, and fielding, the team has dominated in all the 3 major areas.
In the last game, the way Ravindra Jadeja won the game for them shows how good of an all-rounder he is. Unlike last year, Chennai’s team looks very confident in its approach and looked well balanced.
Their major concern might be with the batting of MS Dhoni, but his ability to read the game is doing wonders for CSK this season.
Openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf Du Plessis are in good touch. After the first couple of failures, Ruturaj has started contributing with the bat. Faf, on the other hand, scored 2 consecutive half-centuries and due to both the openers, CSK is able to build a great foundation.
As far as the middle order is concerned, Suresh Raina played a few good knocks but needs to be consistent, Moeen Ali has been remarkable since the start of the tournament and he is a key player for CSK with both bat and ball.
As far as their bowling department is concerned, Sam Curran is doing a magnificent job with his bowling and he has been able to provide breakthroughs at crucial times.
Shardul Thakur is expensive with the bowl, he has an economy rate of 9.36 and he is only able to take 4 wickets. If CSK wants to get into the playoff’s Shardul needs to pull up his socks and need to take wickets and stop the flow of runs.
1. Faf Du Plessis :
Faf Du Plessis has scored the most runs for CSK so far, he has scored 214 runs in just 5 games including 2 fifties. His responsibility is to provide a good start to the CSK.
2. Moeen Ali :
Moeen Ali has scored 133 runs in 4 matches and he also took 4 wickets with the bowl. He will be a vital asset for CSK in the Middle-order and also in bowling.
3. Ravindra Jadeja :
Ravindra Jadeja is a match winner for CSK. His performance in all 3 departments i.e bowling, batting, and fielding is the reason why CSK is at the peak of the table. So far he has scored 105 runs in 5 matches and took 5 wickets with the bowl.
Sunrisers Hyderabad :
Sunrisers Hyderabad has yet not performed according to their ability so far in this tournament. The team is completely reliable on overseas players. Jonny Bairstow is the leading run-scorer for them in this IPL so far. The inclusion of Kane Williamson into the squad gave them a good balance in the middle order.
The team is good but the reason why they are at the bottom is because of some decisions which went against them so far.
Their biggest worry is the form of David Warner. So far he has only scored 136 runs in 5 games with an average of only 27. If Sunrisers want to put a good total on the board he has to lead the batting from the front.
Jonny Bairstow is playing well and needs support from the other batsmen. He is scoring runs with a strike rate of 141.61 and has two 50+ scores.
Hyderabad’s middle order is completely dependent on Kane Williamson. Before his inclusion into the team, it was dependent on Manish Pandey but his slow scoring rate caused them a lot.
As far as bowling is concerned, Khaleel Ahmed and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are bowling well and are successful in taking wickets at crucial points.
Rashid Khan, like every year, outclassed every spinner in the league. He is bowling with an economy rate of 5.60 but what concerns the team is that he is not successful in taking wickets despite having a good economy rate. He took 6 wickets in 5 matches which is below par performance for a player of that kind of caliber.
Hyderabad’s one more concern is that their All-Rounder Vijay Shankar has not performed fine so far in this tournament. With the bat, he has scored only 50 runs in 5 matches with an average of 12.50 and in bowling, he has taken only 2 wickets so far in 5 games.
CSK is successful because of its all-rounders and if SRH wants to start winning from here a lot will depend on how Vijay Shankar performs.
1. David Warner :
David Warner has failed so far to build a strong foundation for SRH so far in the tournament. If he performs well against CSK, SRH might put up a big total on the board so if they are chasing, they can chase any total when he is in form. Since 2014, David Warner has scored 348 runs in 7 matches with an average of 49.7 against CSK.
2. Kane Williamson :
Kane Williamson is known to provide strength to the middle order. Just like how he performed in the last match, he has to perform against CSK, but with a slightly better strike rate. Kane Williamson has a really good record against the Chennai, he has scored 301 runs in 8 innings with an average of 43.00 and strike rate of 139.35.
3. Rashid Khan :
If Hyderabad wants to climb the points table, Rashid Khan needs to be successful in taking wickets just like he is successful in stopping runs.
Strength wise both the teams are strong, but according to recent form, CSK has more chances to win the game. But we can’t write off the Sunrisers, they have plenty of match-winners in their team, and on their day they can defeat any team.