Chennai is coming into this game on the back of a defeat. A game that if not for MS Dhoni Chennai would have lost overs ago. But Dhoni almost won the game for the Super Kings and would be gutted to miss out on a run on the very last ball of the game. They lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore by 1 run.
Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, won their last game against Kolkata Knight Riders by 9 wickets. Brilliant opening partnership by David Warner and Jonny Bairstow helped them to chase down Kolkata’s score of 159.
Chennai Super Kings – WWWLL
Super Kings have lost their last two games. One of those was inflicted by Sunrisers Hyderabad. Dhoni was rested in that game and Hyderabad made full use of it winning the game comfortably by 6 wickets. Their batsmen have been poor in recent games and need to step up.
Sunrisers Hyderabad – LLLWW
After losing three games in a row Sunrisers have now won their next two. Again, the key factor for them is opening stand of Warner and Bairstow. If these two gets out early their middle order has folded like a pack of cards. They definitely need Williamson to be back in form.
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Chennai Super Kings
Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (c)(wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir.
David Warner, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Vijay Shankar, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed.
Imran Tahir (CSK)
On a spin-friendly track in Chennai, Tahir will be a key to CSK. His leg spin deliveries and economical spell will be a pivotal part of the game. You can definitely expect him to trouble the Sunrisers batsmen.
David Warner (SRH)
Warner is the most important player for Sunrisers Hyderabad. He will be a key factor in deciding the outcome of the game. The Australian can destroy any bowling lineup when he is in groove.
Best Fantasy Team
Keeper – Bairstow
Batsmen – Warner, Du Plessis, Raina
All Rounder – Vijay Shankar, Jadhav, Jadeja
Bowler – Rashid, Tahir, Harbhajan, Khaleel