Date & Time : Wednesday, April 17, 20:00 IST
Venue : Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, India
The high flying Chennai Super Kings are set to take on the below par SunRisers Hyderabad today. Chennai Super Kings are on the road for 3rd consecutive match and have won the previous 2 outings. Meanwhile, SunRisers Hyderabad have been disappointing in the last 3 matches and it mainly boils down to the inefficiency of their middle-order batting.
SunRisers Hyderabad have made some hard decisions in their middle-order batting, but unfortunately things haven’t worked out for them yet. We expect one or two changes in their batsmen. Chennai Super Kings are likely to make no changes.
The average runs scored by teams batting second in this venue is 108 (in the last 3 games). It tends to get slower and slower as the game progresses and teams batting first have won all those three matches.
Players to watch out for
The axing of Ambati Rayudu from India’s 15 man squad for 2019 World Cup has been the talking point for then last two days. He would want to prove a point to the selectors by scoring big in his home ground. He scored a scintillating 37-ball 79 in a group game last season here at this venue and has a magnificent record against SRH bowlers.
David Warner has scored more runs than any other player in T20s at this venue and his run scoring form in this IPL has been nothing short of extra-ordinary. It has helped him bag the Orange Cap. CSK might be tempted to play Harbhajan Singh to counter David Warner, but him being the only top order left hander, it might not be an effective move. David Warner has scored runs at ease against the CSK pace attack in previous IPLs.
Deepak Chahar simply loves playing at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. He made his first class debut at this venue where he returned with sensational figures of 8-10 in the first innings and picked up 3 wickets in the last IPL game he played here.
Sandeep Sharma has been in fine wicket taking form in this IPL. He has got the better of Suresh Raina twice in 14 balls and also dismissed Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis and Ravindra Jadeja once in T20s. But, Shane Watson has plundered 70 runs from 29 balls against him but going by the current form, Sandeep Sharma can take revenge this time for Shane Watson’s knock in IPL 2018 final.
Player Probability of Success
|Batsmen||Chances Of Success|
|Faf du Plessis||53.40%|
|Bowler||Chances Of Success|
|K Khaleel Ahmed||60.00%|
Grand League Teams
Replacements:- Shahbaz Nadeem might play instead of Abishek Sharma
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