SRH vs CSK: Preview
After a great victory over Rajasthan at their new den, the Super Kings are charged up and geared to face Sunrisers in Hyderabad. CSK’s victory steps were laid down by Watson’s breath taking 106 off 57 balls with a strike rate of over 180, moreover brilliant bowling by all the CSK bowlers especially the pacers, led to the victory. On other-hand Hyderabad is coming out of a loss against Punjab which stopped its dream run in the tournament so far.
Head-to-Head: Both the teams have played 7 matches between them in which CSK has won 5 whereas SRH has won 2. So, clearly CSK holds a edge over SRH.
Time: 4:00 PM IST, Date: 22 April 2018
Pitch: The match will be played at Rjiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. The pitch here has been helpful for bowlers and batsman both but being a day game it is expected to be a bit sluggish.
Comparsion- Both the teams have good spin resources but SRH has a edge over CSK in terms of Pace bowling with Bhuvi in their side who is a veteran in this form of game. Clearly, CSK holds a edge over SRH in batting department with such fire power right from top-order in their squad.
SRH- With a loss in previous game, they are expected to make a couple of changes and one forced change i.e. replacing Shikhar Dhawan who injured his elbow in match against Punjab.
Playing XI:- Alex Hales, Saha(Wk), Williamson(C), M.Pandey, Y.Pathan, D.Hooda, Shakib Al Hasan, R.Khan, B.Kumar, S.Kaul, S.Sharma
CSK- No changes are expected from CSK after a stellar performance.
Playing XI:- Watson, Rayudu, Raina, MS.Dhoni(C/Wk), Billings, DJ.Bravo, R.Jadeja, Karn Sharma, Shardul, D.Chahar, Tahir