Sunrisers Hyderabad will lock horns with Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1 in IPL 2018 on Tuesday at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. CSK will start favourites against SRH in the clash as they have been in roaring form and coming from a brilliant win over KXIP. Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, are coming off from three consecutive losses. Cricwizz takes a look at key battles to watch out for in SRH vs CSK clash in Qualifier 1 in IPL 2018.
MS Dhoni vs Rashid Khan
The CSK skipper MS Dhoni was dismissed rather cheaply by Rashid Khan in the first league clash against SRH. Rashid Khan had bowled a googly to dismiss Dhoni LBW in the first league clash. Rashid Khan would eye another challenge against Dhoni. Rashid has been one of the leading wicket-takers at the moment and looking extremely menacing. Dhoni would eye revenge in the Qualifier 1 as a win would guarantee a ticket in the final.
Shikhar Dhawan vs Lungi Ngidi
Dhawan is a destructive batsman at the top of order. He has finally found form after losing steam mid-way during the league stage of IPL 2018. Dhawan would look to give SRH a fiery start as their middle-order has been inconsistent so far. A lot rests on Dhawan. Lungi has done well in the few matches he has played. He took four wickets in the last clash against KXIP. It will be interesting to see how Dhawan tackles Ngidi.
Kane Williamson vs Deepak Chahar
Ambati Rayudu vs Bhunveshwar Kumar
Rayudu has reinvented his IPL and limited-overs career with a consistent show for CSK as an opener. He recently slammed his maiden IPL century and that too against SRH in the league stage. Rayudu looks in great touch at the moment and he is devastating with the willow. Bhuvi would be entrusted with the task of dismissing CSK openers cheaply. It will be great to see who wins this battle.
Shakib Al Hasan vs Ravindra Jadeja
The two all-rounders have had a rather similar path in IPL 2018. They were brilliant in patches, in all departments – bowling, batting and fielding. They never had that standout performance to differentiate them from the others. But with a final berth at stake, the two all-rounders will come into the picture and will be playing a big role in the clash. The two might see facing each other and would look to earn few brownie points during the clash.
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