PREVIEW SRH vs CSK: Recent from a thumping win over Rajasthan Royals (RR), a assured Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) will lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) within the 20th fit of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on the Rajiv Gandhi World Stadium right here on Sunday. The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai facet hammered Rajasthan by means of 64 runs on Friday at house prior to narrowly lacking a win in opposition to Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). Desk toppers CSK, who’ve returned to the cash-rich league after a two-year hole following a spot-fixing scandal, have as soon as once more proved why they’re one of the vital identify favourites.
Earlier than shedding to KXIP, the yellow brigade pulled couple of wins from the jaws of defeat in opposition to Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The most productive phase for Chennai is that almost all in their batters have fired each time the location demanded. Whilst Dwayne Bravo (68 off 30) and Sam Billings’ (56 off 23) good knocks passed CSK a nail-biting win in opposition to MI and KKR respectively, skipper Dhoni (79 off 44) was once as regards to to tug a win in opposition to Punjab in a high-scoring conflict. Opener Ambati Rayudu has additionally collected 122 runs from 4 outings averaging 30.50.
Of their earlier fit, it was once Australian purchase Shane Watson whose scintillating knock of 106 runs propelled CSK to an enormous overall. Additionally, Chennai’s maximum unswerving batsman Suresh Raina, who made a comeback after undegoing a calf harm, additionally loooked just right for his 29-ball 46 in opposition to RR.
However, the Kane Williamson-led Hyderabad are on the 3rd spot within the issues desk with 3 wins from 4 video games. On paper, SRH possess one of the vital most powerful batting lineups with Wriddhiman Saha and in-form Shikhar Dhawan as openers adopted by means of skipper Williamson at the side of Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, and Shakib Al Hasan. Alternatively, of their remaining day trip in opposition to KXIP, their batters failed in chasing a excessive overall.
Squads: Sunrisers Hyderabad: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan, Shakib Al Hasan, Kane Williamson (captain), Manish Pandey, Carlos Brathwaite, Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Rashid Khan, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Siddarth Kaul, T. Natarajan, Mohammad Nabi, Basil Thampi, Ok Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Sachin Child, Chris Jordan, Billy Stanlake, Tanmay Agarwal, Shreevats Goswami, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan, Alex Hales.
Chennai Tremendous Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wicket-keeper), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Harbhajan Singh, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Kanishk Seth, Lungi Ngidi, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Sam Billings, Mark Wooden, Kshitiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, N Jagadeesan, David Willey.