After facing a last ball heart-breaking defeat against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, CSK would now host the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday. The last time both the teams met in the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Sunrisers Hyderabad registered a comprehensive six-wicket win against the Chennai Super Kings as Rashid Khan picked 2 for 17 in his four overs. Currently positioned at the fourth position in the points table, the Sunrisers would aim to retain their position as the battle to the playoffs intensifies.
Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Warner-Bairstow show
Sunrisers Hyderabad made the last match look a lopsided affair as they registered a scintillating victory against Kolkata Knight Riders by 9 wickets. As the bowlers of SRH restricted the KKR on a below-par total they perfectly set the stage for the batsmen who could chase it down with ease. And, that is exactly what happened. The most successful opening pair of this IPL season delivered as the team bagged victory to climb to the fourth position in the points table.
Batting frailties adding to the woes of Chennai Super Kings
“AND MAHENDRA SINGH DHONI FINISHES IT OFF IT IN STYLE!” The aforementioned phrase which sometimes sounds tailor-made for Dhoni could have lamented on the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday night yet again. The 1 run defeat could have been a 1 run victory for the Yellow lions had Shardul Thakur not got out on the last ball of the innings. There were plenty of ‘could haves' in the last CSK vs RCB match but the top order collapse which made things worse for the team was on the top of it. Mahendra Singh Dhoni was unbeaten on 84 as CSK lost against RCB by 1 run. Nevertheless, the team has successfully maintained its top position and they would aim to retain it when they welcome the SRH in their den.
bet365: Chennai Super Kings 8/11, Sunrisers Hyderabad 11/10
Skybet: Chennai Super Kings 4/5, Sunrisers Hyderabad 1
Betfair: Chennai Super Kings 3/4, Sunrisers Hyderabad 11/10
The books are predicting Chennai Super Kings win
Top Chennai Super Kings Batsmen- Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Faf du Plessis
Top Chennai Super Kings Bowlers- Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar
Top Sunrisers Hyderabad Batsmen- David Warner, Jonny Bairstow
Top Sunrisers Hyderabad Bowlers- Rashid Khan, Khaleel Ahmed
Chennai Super Kings
Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwyane Bravo, Shradul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir
David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, K Khaleel Ahmed