It will be a rematch of last year’s IPL final when Sunrisers Hyderabad take on Chennai Super Kings on April 17 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The 33rd match of the IPL 2019 will start at 8:00 PM IST. This is the first clash between these two sides in this season of the competition.
Chennai Super Kings is leading the points table with seven wins from their eight matches. They brought up their 14th point in this season after winning against KKR in the last match in Kolkata. CSK defeated them by five wickets.
Sunrisers Hyderabad has lost three matches on the trot before coming into this crucial match against CSK. They have played seven matches and won four out of them. They are placed at the sixth position on the points table. They lost their previous encounter against Delhi Capitals in Hyderabad a few days back. They had lost that match by 39 runs.
SRH vs CSK Squads
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow(w), Kane Williamson(c), Ricky Bhui, Vijay Shankar, Deepak Hooda, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, K Khaleel Ahmed, Manish Pandey, Shreevats Goswami, Wriddhiman Saha, Martin Guptill, Shahbaz Nadeem, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Siddarth Kaul, Shakib Al Hasan, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake, 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 vs CSK Team News
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Hyderabad had made four changes coming into their previous fixture. While the bait on Khaleel Ahmed worked out, the middle order disappointed once again. Kane Williamson might look at some players on the bench.
Probable 11: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow (WK), Kane Williamson (C), Vijay Shankar, Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddharth Kaul
Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson’s form has been a huge concern for the Chennai Super Kings. But knowing what MS Dhoni does, they might stick to the same combination. Dwayne Bravo was seen in the practice session but he is unlikely to feature in Hyderabad’s match.
Probable 11: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
SRH vs CSK Pitch report
Hyderabad has such a pitch that at the start of any tournament, it will produce many high-scoring matches. But as the tournament will move forward, the wicket will tend to get slow and difficult for batting. Neither teams will fancy chasing a score on this pitch.
Jonny Bairstow has done extremely well in this IPL so far scoring 304 runs for SRH. MS Dhoni has also scored 230 runs in this season, so choosing either of them will be profitable.
Hyderabad is Ambati Rayudu’s home ground and he has done really on this ground. Even last season, he has put a show with a 79 off just 37 balls. Suresh Raina had also done in that match with 54 and he is coming into the match with a half-century in Kolkata on the back. David Warner is the highest run-getter in this IPL and has made a contribution almost every day. He is a perfect choice for captain. Kane Williamson also has happy memories against CSK on this ground having scored an 84 last year.
Vijay Shankar has been crucial for the SRH this year. Ravindra Jadeja is coming from a 31 run knock against KKR in the previous game with some wickets under his name this year.
Khaleel Ahmed picked up three wickets in the previous game here while Rashid Khan has been exceeding successful in Hyderabad. Deepak Chahar has 10 wickets this year while Imran Tahir has 13 wickets. Tahir is a great choice for the vice-captain after picking a four for in the last match.