Defending Champions Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad will stand against each other in the 33rd fixture of Indian Premier League 2019. The match is scheduled to be played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on Wednesday.
Chennai and Hyderabad have faced each other ten times in IPL history, and Chennai Super Kings leads the race with the ratio of 8:2. Let’s see if Hyderabad will be able to changes it to the ratio of 8:3.
After an impressive start in IPL 2019, SRH failed to balance them in the mid-tournament and lost three consecutive games. At present, they are sitting at the 6th position at the points table with 6 points in their pocket. It would not be easy for SRH to create troubles for CSK. SRH must work on their middle order batsmen and also the bowlers.
On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings are leading at the points table with seven wins in eight matches. CSK only needs one win to confirm their seat in the playoffs, and they would be looking forward to releasing this pressure by winning against SRH.
Pitch Report: The pitch at Hyderabad is not predictable. It got slow down in the previous match and the balls seemed to turn in the second innings. We think that the pitch would be batting friendly for this match.
David Warner, Jonny Bairstow(w), Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar(c), Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Kane Williamson, Ricky Bhui, Shreevats Goswami, Wriddhiman Saha, Martin Guptill, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shakib Al Hasan, Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake, K Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan
Chennai Super Kings:
Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir, Murali Vijay, Sam Billings, Dhruv Shorey, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo, Scott Kuggeleijn, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Harbhajan Singh, Karn Sharma, Mohit Sharma, KM Asif, Monu Kumar
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
Team 1: David Warner is in his best form and is again expected to thrash opposition bowlers. He must be your pick up. Raina, Williamson and Shankar have made a valuable contribution to their team.
R Jadeja and They have made their teams win matches. Tahir and Rashid must be in your team as this pitch gives an opportunity to the spinners. They are worth betting on.
Wicket-keeper – Jonny Bairstow
Batsmen – David Warner, Kane Williamson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, S Watson
All-rounders – Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers – Imran Tahir, Rashid Khan, Khaleel Ahmed, Shahbaz Nadeem
Captain choices – David Warner, Kane Williamson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, S Watson, Jonny Bairstow