Working like a well-oiled unit, Chennai Tremendous Kings will begin as overwhelming favourites once they conflict with struggling Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match, on Wednesday. The MS Dhoni-led CSK have bounced again in fashion after shedding the opening match. They’re on a roll with 4 straight wins and can hope that the brand new venue — Feroze Shah Kotla floor — additionally favours them. The three-time champions had an underwhelming 2020 season however the workforce, full of seasoned gamers, is now displaying the effectivity it’s identified for.
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been the driving pressure behind CSK’s spectacular run to date. His blistering assault on Harshal Patel within the last over shut out RCB on Sunday. He has been among the many wickets together with his correct left-arm spin other than effecting beautiful run-outs.
Openers — Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad — have discovered kind whereas Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu are due for large knocks.
The CSK batters are conscious of the Rashid Khan menace however the remainder of the SRH assault does not encourage a lot confidence. Hyderabad rely closely on their international recruits, led by skipper David Warner, opener Jonny Bairstow, Kiwi nice Kane Williamson and Rashid, which is a trigger for concern.
Their greatest weak spot is a fragile batting order and over-reliance on the highest order. The shortcoming of the workforce’s Indian middle-order to step up has value SRH as a rule and the think-tank must get the mix proper if they’ve to maneuver out of the final spot on the factors desk which they at the moment occupy.
Warner must shrug off his poor run and for that he wants to barter CSK pacer Deepak Chahar, who has spectacular capability to strike upfront, effectively. Other than Chahar, spin all-rounder Jadeja and veteran Imran Tahir together with Sam Curran kind a powerful CSK bowling unit.
SRH will want one in every of Warner, Bairstow and Williamson to go large and hope that the middle-order could make a significant contribution to thwart CSK. The Hyderabad bowling has been patchy with the skilled Bhuvneshwar Kumar missing consistency whereas the absence of yorker specialist T Natarajan on account of damage is a big blow.
It is an onerous process for SRH to revive their fortunes with the restricted assets they’ve at their disposal.
The match begins at 7:30 pm.
Chennai Tremendous Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c & wk), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, N Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, R Sai Kishore, Moeen Ali, Ok Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujra, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishaanth.
SunRisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Kane Williamson, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Sreevats Goswami (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Virat Singh, Jason Holder, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul, Basil Thampi, Jagadeesha Suchith, Kedar Jadhav, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman.