IPL’s match number 33 will see two of the favourites for this season’s IPL trophy go against each other, Hyderabad and Chennai. Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Chennai Super Kings at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
Chennai Super Kings are on the top of the points table. They have just lost one game of the eight they have played so far. They are all but certain to progress to the next stage.
Sunrisers Hyderabad started the season pretty strong but three defeats in a row have left them seventh in the points table. They have six points in seven games.
Sunrisers Hyderabad – WWLLL
Sunrisers Hyderabad has been struggling for form lately. They have lost their last three games. Middle order crisis has been the reason for first two defeats but even Williamson’s return couldn’t save them from a defeat in the last game. There batting has let them down in all of these games.
Chennai Super Kings – LWWWW
Dhoni’s boys are almost certain of progressing to the next round. They have lost just one game so far. They seem to be the most balanced team in the competition and their recent form suggests that. Their only defeat came against Mumbai Indians five games ago.
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
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, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C)(WK), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
David Warner (SRH)
He will be the key for Hyderabad against Chennai. Longer he plays better for the Sunrisers and worse for Chennai. If he can give Hyderabad a quickfire start and help them post a good total, you can expect Hyderabad bowlers to take care of rest.
Suresh Raina (CSK)
Raina played a pivotal role in Chennai’s last win. He will have to play another good inning against Hyderabad to get Chennai the win. Against Hyderabad’s bowlers Chennai will need Raina to stay in the middle as long as possible to help them score a big score.
Best Fantasy Team
Batsmen – Warner, Raina, Watson, Williamson
All Rounder – Jadhav, Vijay Shankar
Bowler – Rashid, Tahir, Chahal, Kaul