Teams of Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad will face-to-face at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, (MCA) from 7:30 pm today. Talking about Chennai, playing 8 matches, this team has been able to win only two matches and its net run rate is -0.538. After the failure of half the season, the team will again take the field under the leadership of new captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Sunrisers, on the other hand, have registered five wins in eight matches and have a net run rate of +0.600. If Chennai loses in this match, then its way to the playoffs will be almost closed.
The big problem of Chennai Super Kings is the slow batting of their former captain Ravindra Jadeja. The way he made the run chase against Punjab difficult for the team, he has to improve on that performance. The failure of the top-order batsmen continues except for one match.
Players like Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, and Shivam Dubey have to understand that the future of the team this season depends on their performance. After raining sixes in the 1st match, these batsmen who are longing for runs in other matches can drown the team’s loot.
SRH has had a good season but would like to regain the winning momentum. They had suffered an unexpected defeat against Gujarat for a six by Rashid Khan in the last over. Muralitharan is a very calm human being but he also got angry at the performance of Marco Jansen. Kane’s role was crucial because it might not have been so easy to score 22 runs in the last over.
CSK Probable XI: Robin Uthappa, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (C/WK), Dwaine Pretorius, Dwayne Bravo, Mukesh Choudhary, Maheesh Theekshana
SRH Probable XI: Kane Williamson (C), Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik