Chennai Super Kings will look to resume their campaign after a 6-day long break on a positive note when they take on the rejuvenated Sunrisers Hyderabad side at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Sunrisers Hyderabad have finally bounced back after two clueless defeats in their first two games, and now look to have fixed the loopholes. CSK on the other hand are still clueless playing without Ambati Rayudu in their last two games. With him expected to return, CSK vs SRH My11Circle teams will look very different, just like CSK's playing 11. Two dull games in the last two games, this one could very well be another of those classic IPL matches.
Match 14, IPL 2020
Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Friday 2 October, 7:30 PM IST
TV: Star Sports
Live Streaming: Hotstar App
CSK welcome back Ambati Rayudu and Dwayne, who are both deemed fit to play. We expect Shane Watson to make way for Dwayne Bravo, and either of Kedar Jadhav, Ruturaj Gayakwad, or Murali Vijay making way for Ambati Rayudu.
CSK Predicted XI
MS Dhoni (C & WK)
Faf du Plessis
Murali Vijay/Ruturaj Gayakwad
Dwayne Bravo/Shane Watson
Kedar Jadhav/Ruturaj Gayakwad
With Kane Williamson back in their line-up, they seem to have found just about the right balance, which they were so desperately longing for. The bigger respite for them though, was their bowling line-up, which too now looks a bit more settled.
SRH Predicted XI
David Warner (C)
Let's look at the IPL 2020 CSK vs SRH My11Circle Prediction now followed by a few stats and observations explaining each pick
WK: Jonny Bairstow, MS Dhoni
BAT: David Warner, Faf du Plessis, Kane Williamson, Ambati Rayudu
ALL: Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran
BLR: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Josh Hazelwood
SUBS: Ravindra Jadeja(S4), Abdul Samad(S3), Khaleel Ahmed(S2), T Natarajan(S1)
Two wicket-keepers, both fairly obvious picks. MS Dhoni averages 42 from 19 innings against SRH, and considering SRH's bowling line-up will have big role to play today as well. Jonny Bairstow has played just twice against CSK and already has a 50 to his name. Both of them are only likely to continue in the same kind of form.
Abdul Samad's strong hits in the death overs made us keep longing for him in our CSK vs SRH My11Circle team. With the likes of Williamson, Warner, Rayudu, and Faf du Plessis, he failed to make the cut. If Bravo doesn’t start, we suggest to include Abdul Samad. Coming to the four players we’ve, selected, David Warner hasn’t really clicked so far, but has shown every sign of hitting his best form in time. Jonny Bairstow has been a little slow to take off, but that might just help him a bit today for a big score. Faf du Plessis has scored 173 runs in just 3 innings and is Chennai's main man in their batting line-up. Ambati Rayudu has played just one game and managed to score 71 runs in that only innings.
Ravindra Jadeja has leaked 126 runs in the 12 overs he has bowled so far, while picking up just 2 wickets. That primarily is the reason why we suggest not to include him in CSK vs SRH My11Circle Team. Sam Curran has 5 wickets from 3 games and has surprisingly been CSK's best bowler. He has shown how handy he can be with the bat as well. Dwayne Bravo is expected to return to the side and possibly do what he usually does, score runs and pick up wickets.
Josh Hazelwood bowled well in the last game conceding just 28 runs in his 4 overs, despite bowling when Delhi Capitals were trying to open up. He will be CSK's best bet to keep SRH's top-order quiet. Rashid Khan returned to his normal self in the last game delivering a spell off 4-0-14-3. Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled excellent line and length and showed good control over his movement in the last game. Looking AT CSK's feeble top-order, we do expect him to pick up a wicket or two up top.
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