HYD vs CHE MPL Team: We are past the halfway stage of Indian Premier League Season 13 which means that the teams will start meeting each other again and that’s what will happen tonight as Sunrisers Hyderabad will face last year’s finalists Chennai Super Kings. The last time the two teams met SRH beat CSK by 7 runs and it was a game that MS Dhoni’s men should have won. First, they allowed SRH to get out of jail and put up 164 on the board and then in their trademark Dhoni style they left a lot for the last few overs and failed to chase it down, a mistake they have repeated 4 times so far. However, after their last loss Dhoni made an uncharacteristic remark saying that Chennai should start aggressively from ball one and if it means they get all out in the 18th over then so be it! Let’s see what happens in this match as both teams need the two points desperately.
Fixture: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 29, IPL 2020
Date: Tuesday, 13th October 2020
Time: 7:30 PM (IST); 6:00 PM (Local Time)
Venue: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
Pitch Report: Dubai has been favourable for the team batting first so far but SRH lost their last match from a winning position trying to defend and CSK have always shown their love for chasing even though they have not been good so far. Still, we expect the captain who wins the toss to bat first and look for a total above 170.
Team News HYD: Most of the aspects worked for them and they still ended up on the losing side against Rajasthan Royals. Khaleel Ahmed has been a bit inconsistent and when he goes for runs, he goes for big runs. SRH may consider Basil Thampi in his place,
Team News CHE: CSK dropped Kedar Jadhav in the last match but that made no difference as they still failed to chase a par score. Imran Tahir has still not played a single game and playing him would mean dropping one of Sam Curran or Dwayne Bravo. That's unlikely in SRH vs CSK MPL Fantasy Cricket Tips.
Expected Change: Basil Thampi replacing Khaleel Ahmed could happen in this match but most of the changed we’ll only know after the coin toss.
HYD vs CHE MPL Playing 11
HYD Playing 11 (Predicted)
1 David Warner (capt)
2 Jonny Bairstow (wk)
3 Manish Pandey
4 Kane Williamson
5 Priyam Garg
6 Vijay Shankar
7 Abhishek Sharma
8 Rashid Khan
9 Sandeep Sharma
10 Khaleel Ahmed/Basil Thampi
11 T Natarajan
CHE Playing 11 (Predicted)
1 Shane Watson
2 Faf du Plessis
3 Ambati Rayudu
4 N Jagadeesan
5 MS Dhoni (capt)
6 Ravindra Jadeja
7 Sam Curran
8 Dwayne Bravo
9 Deepak Chahar
10 Shardul Thakur
11 Karn Sharma
David Warner: The captain of SRH is in prime form scoring 160 runs in his past 3 innings. Yes, he has not been at his fluent best but that doesn’t mean he is not earning tons of points. With Warner, you get guarantee points and he will improve his strike-rate as he goes deeper into his innings. He is also desperate to win which makes him doubly dangerous. He is a no-nonsense call in SRH vs CSK Today Match Prediction
Faf du Plessis: Faf after having a great start to the season has cooled off a bit in his past two outings. CSK have changed their style which means that Faf has to be aggressive and can’t eat up too many deliveries. Having said that, he is a wonderful batter and one of the key players for CSK and we expect him to score a big one tonight.
Jonny Bairstow: The English wicket-keeper batsman has been good this season too and has already come close to scoring a hundred. He is the type of player who can explode anytime and against any bowler. CSK don’t have a bowler who can bowl consistently in 140s and Bairstow would be ready to hit their medium-pacers all around the park.
Ambati Rayudu: Rayudu’s last two scores have been 30 and 42 and you would expect a player of his caliber to go long after getting starts. In the last match he played slowly and was one of the reasons for CSK’s failure. Rayudu is a confident player and would be angry after last game and SRH should watch out for him as he can be dangerous against both pace and spin.
X-Factors – Differential Picks
Shane Watson: The Aussie opener loves playing against Sunrisers and has scored 245 runs in his last 4 innings against them. He is also in good form scoring two fifties in last 3 outings. Watson would be happy that Bhuvneshwar Kumar is out injured as he will fancy his chances against other Hyderabadi bowlers including Rashid Khan.
Rashid Khan: The Afghan spinner could not pick too many wickets in the opening week but has taken a brace in his last 3 outings. He is always good when it comes to economy rate and that hasn’t changed. Rashid is the bowler around whom the SRH team revolves and he will know that the onus is on him to get them crucial breakthroughs.