Chennai Super Kings will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 14th match of the Indian Premier League 2020. The battle between the bottom dwellers will take place at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, which will be the fourth match of both the teams in this season. Sunrisers after a poor show in their first two matches bounced back against the table toppers Delhi Capitals to register their first win of the season. While, CSK after a stylish opening match have failed to convert their momentum in the last two matches.
The 2019 runners-up are almost in a must win situation as MS Dhoni and Co. would not want to push things for later. The batsmen of CSK have failed miserably and especially with the absence of their key players like Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh and Dwyane Bravo. The team has been in the spot of bother.
The match against Delhi Capitals was seen to be a one sided encounter after CSK were railing at 44 for 3 in the first 10 overs. The only strength for the Men in Yellow has been the prime form of their middle order star Faf du Plessis and will be hoping he clicks again in this important clash.
SRH on the other side finally made an inroad after defeating the table toppers Delhi Capitals. The team was seen in much better shape after the return of Kane Williamson into the side and their key bowler Rashid Khan once again did the damage by removing three key players of the Delhi Capitals. The win definitely would have given SRH the much needed momentum and confidence they were looking for in this season after a very poor start.
Can the Old daddies bounce back? Or will Sunrisers Hyderabad make in back to back wins and better their standing in the table?
Match Toss Time: 17:30 Local (19:00 IST)
Match Start Time: 18:00 Local (19:30 IST)
Match Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
The weather once again will be cricket friendly as it is expected to clear with no chances of rain whatsoever. The temperature is likely to hover in the 30 degree range, which is slightly less than the average 34 degree. The humidity though is again on the higher side with maximum humidity to reach 66% later in the evening.
The pitch is Dubai has been on the slower side when compared to the ones in Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. As we saw in the match between KKR and RR, the score of 170 turned out to be a winning total. The pitch does tend to hold up quite a bit and with the odd bounce at times, the batsmen have to be cautious while playing their shots.
CSK would be finally relieved as their star players Ambati Rayudu and Dwayne Bravo were deemed fit and are very likely to feature in the playing Xl. Which means Josh Hazelwood will have to make way. With Murali Vijay struggling with the bat, the youngster Ruturaj Gaikwad could be given a chance at the top-order.
SRH on the other hand will be happy to have found the winning combination as the return of Kane Williamson and addition of the youngster Samad has done good to them. The 2016 title winners are likely to go with the same Xl that won the match against DC.
Probable Playing Xl
Chennai Super Kings(CSK): Ruturaj Gaikwad/Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(c & wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla
Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH): David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan
CSK vs SRH Fantasy Team
Jonny Bairstow(wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, T. Natarajan, Rashid Khan, Lungi Ngidi
Captain Picks: Faf du Plessis(CSK), Jonny Bairstow(SRH)
Vice- captain Picks: Kane Williamson(SRH), Ambati Rayudu(CSK)
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