Tonight two South Indian franchise will meet each other in Hyderabad. After getting a comfortable win against KKR in Kolkata, CSK is flying to Hyderabad to face SRH at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. CSK is in red hot form and top of the table with only one loss, whereas SRH has lost its momentum due to middle order collapse. Can SRH make a comeback in IPL? Let’s find out tonight.
SRH vs CSK Head to Head Stats
The two franchise have met 11 times so far in IPL. And CSK has thrashed nine times, whereas SRH has won only two times. In the last season, CSK beat SRH four times including qualifiers and final matches. Let’s see who will dominate this season.
SRH so far
In the 33rd match of VIVO IPL 2019, SRH will host red hot CSK. After having a hat-trick loss, it is a bit difficult task for SRH to beat inform CSK. But their middle order batsmen are not reliable to give SRH an at par score. SRH is only dependent on David Warner and Johny Bairstow. Except for opening pair, no other batsmen of SRH can stand against the opposition bowlers.
Addition of Kane Williamson has not brought any strength to the middle order batting line up for SRH. But Williamson is capable of performing under pressure. So we can expect some good innings from him. As Williamson has made entry to the squad, Mohammad Nabi was rested in the last match. Abhishek Sharma has got his debut cap, and he responded a good inning with the bowl by taking Collin Munro’s wicket.
Vijay Shankar who has got selected for India World Cup squad has to perform well for his team and has to proof his spot in World Cup squad. Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, and Manish Pandey are three batsmen who constantly fail in this season. They have to contribute their part for their team to come back in IPL.
SRH has a very strong bowling line up. Bhuvi and Rashid Khan are performing very well. Khaleel Ahmed has added more strength to bowling line up.
CSK so far
CSK had flown to Kolkata with an unchanged team against Kolkata Knight Riders. CSK bowlers were so well to restrict KKR with an average target, and their batsmen were so good to chase the target easily.
Faf du Plessis is in good form with the bat as he is contributing runs for the team. But Shane Watson has to perform with his to save his place in the team. CSK is missing Dwayne Bravo, and they are expecting his return from injury.
Dhoni has to keep his temperament cool and has to fix some minor problems in the team.
The bowling performance of CSK is excellent so far. Imran Tahir and Deepak Chahar are leading their bowling attack. Tahir took four wickets in the last match against KKR.
Chennai is a very balanced team and looking strong against inconsistency SRH. Let’s see if the orange caps can stand tall against the yellow army.
Probable Playing 11
David Warner, Jonny Bairstow(w), Kane Williamson(c), Vijay Shankar, Ricky Bhui/Wriddhiman Saha, Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Abhishek Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, K Khaleel Ahmed
Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Michael Santner, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur
VIVO IPL 2019 SRH vs CSK
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium
Time: 8:00 PM IST
Broadcasting Partner: Star Sports
Live Streaming: Hotstar