Hyderabad, April 17, Wednesday at 08:00 PM IST
In tonight's fixture, the mighty Chennai Super Kings will be squaring up against the Sunrisers Hyderabad for the first time in the Vivo IPL 2019. While it's the Rivalry Week in the tournament, both the teams haven't met each other for a single time this season and that makes it even more interesting. The coin will be tossed at 07:30 PM IST.
The reigning champions Chennai Super Kings are soaring high on the back of seven wins in eight outings while the hosts are still confused with the middle order woes. Sunrisers Hyderabad were bowled out for 116 in response to 156 runs target set by Delhi Capitals in the last encounter while Chennai Super Kings are coming after registering a convincing 5 wickets win over Kolkata Knight Riders in Eden Gardens.
Sunrisers Hyderabad roped in Kane Williamson along with Ricjy Bhui and Abhishek Sharma to strengthen their middle order but it accounted for no change in the situation. The scorecard once again reflected the bulk scoring from both the opening pair-D Warner and J Bairstow. Apart from the openers, Sunrisers Hyderabad has filed to perform with the bat and this is something which they need to fix before facing Super Kings tonight.
On the other side, the defending champions have not been challenged much this year as most of their games have been low-scoring. Their batting depth hasn't been tested much so far and it will be interesting to watch them line up against one of the best bowling attacks in the tournament -Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Total – 11
CSK – 09
The Hyderabad wicket is a flat track that had a couple of grassy patches as well as dry surfaces in the last game against Delhi Capitals. The average first innings score here is 157 and like a previous couple of games, expect the first innings total to be 160-170.
Matches won batting first – 25
Matches won bowling first – 34
Average 1st Inns scores – 157
Average 2nd Inns scores – 146
Highest total recorded – 231/2 (20 Ov) by SRH vs RCB
Lowest total recorded – 80/10 (19.1 Ov) by DC vs SRH
Highest score chased – 217/7 (19.5 Ov) by RR vs DCG
Lowest score defended – 129/8 (20 Ov) by MI vs RPS
SRH – Nadeem, Pathan IN; Abhishek, Ricky Bhui OUT
CSK – Karn Sharma, Sam Billings IN; Santner & Dhoni OUT
Kane Williamson (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed, Vijay Shankar, David Warner, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Sandeep Sharma, Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Yusuf Pathan, Shahbaz Nadeem
Chennai Super Kings:
Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Shardul Thakur, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma
This SRH vs CSK Dream11 prediction is high-risk but you may reap rewards if some assumptions come off. We advise you not to use these teams in small league contests.
Team 1 & 2: Pick the less chosen
J Bairstow has been preferred over MS Dhoni in wicketkeeper. More than 70% of teams have picked him.
Dawid Warner and S Raina are the most picked batters from respective sides
R Jadeja is the most picked all-rounder – more than 83%
I Tahir, D Chahar, and Rashid Khan are the most picked bowlers
Both the teams have a destructive pair in their top order. J Bairstow and D Warner have done the bulk scoring for SRH while Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis of CSK has looked in good touch in the tournament so far.
THIS SRH VS CSK DREAM11 PREDICTION IS HIGH-RISK BUT YOU MAY REAP REWARDS IF SOME ASSUMPTIONS COME OFF. WE ADVISE YOU NOT TO USE THESE TEAMS IN SMALL LEAGUE CONTESTS.